There are so many ways to get the Restoration Hardware look using paints, stains and waxes. This is just one way.
In this post I used Heirloom Traditions Paint products to get the look I wanted. Today’s victim is our entertainment center in the living area of our house. I bought it like this. It was already painted white and distressed. It looked great with our Sherwin Williams Latte walls. But I’ve since painted the walls Alabaster white. So now the white piece was not working for me.
First i cleaned the piece with soap and water. Then I did a light first coat with Scanda. It’s a medium tannish beige color. I dry brushed it on.
It was a very thin coat. You could see the white and distressing through it.
I let that coat dry. This paint dries very fast. I waited about 30 minutes then moved on to the second coat which was Thunderous. Again I just dry brushed the entire piece. A very thin coat.
This is what it looked like after the Thunderous was applied. I am layering all of these colors by dry brushing in the same direction on each part of the piece.
After it was completely dry, I went over it with one coat of our Clear Spray Wax. I did not spray it on. I poured it into a rubbermaid bowl and added just a little bit of water. I then brushed it on and DID NOT wipe back.
Do you have a piece of furniture that is not working for you anymore. Don’t be afraid to paint it. This paint requires no sanding or priming, unless it is a shiny laminate surface. Watch videos or take a workshop. It’s fun and very rewarding when you are finished.
I’m happy to answer any questions about how to achieve this look. You’re welcome to leave questions in the comment section below.
I have all of these products in stock at Chic & Shabby, downtown Franklin. If you can’t make it to the store, you can order here at Heirloom Traditions Paint Company. Remember to enter the coupon code RESTORE at checkout for 10% off your order.
If you have a piece of furniture that you want painted but don’t have the time, I offer custom painting in Franklin and the surrounding areas.