Hello Blenders! Today’s DIY is brought to you from Twice Loved Creations in Canada, this tutorial will show you just how easy it is to use Pixie Dust to create your very own custom colors!
Right now in Alberta Canada it seems that yellow’s and blue’s seem to be a popular color choice in the refinished furniture game. Unfortunately there are only a handful of ready made chalk paints in the yellow shades between different brands. That is where the beauty of Pixie Dust comes in.
- ANY Color Latex based paint (A small sample size will do an entire dresser plus extra)
- Brushes (Or you can use HomeRight Finish Max Fine Sprayer)
- 220 Grit sand paper
- Pixie Dust Powder or liquid
- Pixie Dust Hemp Wax
You are going to start with your paint selection. You can choose any latex brand paint you would like. I choose a sample can of Behr and choose a custom color of yellow, Next follow the directions on the back of your Pixie Dust or liquid for proper measurement amounts. Once mixed you can go ahead and start painting your project. (Make sure to ensure that your project is clean and ready to accept paint application)
For this project she used the HomeRight Finish Max Fine Sprayer, to use this sprayer you must thin down your newly created chalk paint with water to ensure it comes out of the sprayer in a nice consistency.
If your like me some projects you just don’t want brush strokes and want to save time then this thing is a godsend it made painting a buffet that would normally take 2 coats and a few hours, short work, i’m talking about 1 coat 30 minutes!
Ensure you go in even over extended strokes to avoid drips and heavy paint spots.
Once dry I distressed the project using 220 grit sandpaper.
Happy with the look of my buffet i sealed the project with Pixie Dust Hemp Wax. This wax is a game changer it glides on like melted butter making it easy to apply and it smells like lemongrass.
That’s it, Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy 😉
Thanks Twice Loved Creations!
Your Southern Blenders,
Sarina & Maria