I think the detail is lovely.. one crack on one of the edges but you really can't find it unless you look really hard.
Did I say I love the detail on this?
As most of you know chalk paint is known for the convenience of not having to use a primer. Got to love that.. I know I do.. saves a LOT of time and work.
Chalk paint dries to a chalky finish so it needs to have a layer of wax applied over the paint when it dries. This is the stage I always think I made a mistake.
Annie Sloan has stained and clear waxes. After I waxed clear I applied a light coat of the stained wax and wiped it off the surface.. it stays in the grooves. I used some sandpaper on some wear areas.
Amazing how the texture changes with the waxing.
Presto! Well not really.. it took a few hours. But, for $30 I feel she is a beaut!
The mantel needs a little work but, plenty of time.
I think it was a pretty sucessful weekend!