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DIY Furniture Painting: Crackle & Antique Gold

By Alchemy Fine Living on Jan 19, 2013

One of our most recent furniture painting projects involved staining, crackling, sponge painting and gold accents. This incredibly elaborate antique chest, cabinet or armoire (I’m not even sure what to call it) was a really fun project. It involved lots of steps and a lot of tedious hand work, which I’ll share in detail below. It turned out awesome, if I do say so myself, so all the hard work was well worth it.

The armoire was stained by smoke, you can really see how much it had been yellowed in the photograph to the right which was taken out in the sun. In order to prep it for paint it required lots, and lots of scrubbing.

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