I started off with a black base. Then over this I added a white layer. Jeepers, I was as so excited about redoing this piece I forgot to take a picture of it with the white layer, anyhoo...
A while back... Boy, I'm talking about 10 or 11 years ago...Wow, its been that long? Anyways, a while back I bought this beautiful piece at a discount store.
This was not its original color or finish. When I first got it, it was kinda bluish-green with a white wash. I guess their attempt was to make it look like some sort of stone...Sorry I don't have a picture of what it looked like originally to show you.
But I wanted it to look like old, chippy, painted cast iron. So I tried my hand, for the very first time, at faux finishing and this is how it turned out. Needless to say it didn't quite turned out as I had envisioned it. Soooo.... After 10 years I thought it was time to give it another try.
Before the white paint dried completely I wiped some of it off, revealing the black base underneath...As a final step I further antiqued it with a layer of dark antiquing medium.