Don’t you have your perfect serving dish that has a chip or crack that you cant enjoy anymore as you used to? Well, I am usually super careful with my favorites but accidents happen. Some are just not salvageable anymore since they break to million little pieces but some are ok to get another life. Today I like to share with you one of those trash to treasure projects. I am so excited to show you how I got faux stone effect on my dish. My goal is to bring that suede high end finish to my cracked dish. Let’s put some chalk paint to use to achieve faux stone finish. Are you ready to learn how to turn your cracked or chipped dish into treasure with me ?
As you can see I have a crack in my favorite serving dish that would for sure get bigger if I would not try to stop it now.
Look at this profile on my serving tray as you may call. Love its weave and height. Not going to lie I was a bit skeptical about this project because I was afraid all will crack as I would be working on it.
Supplies needed to create high end Faux Stone Look
- Mat spray paint or Mod Podge
- Suede acrylic paint
- Chalk paint
- acrylic paint
- Chippy brush
- Dark wax
- Clear wax
- Gilding wax – GOLD
- Gold leaf liquid
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it sounds like you do need a lot of ingredients but some are optional to use. It all depends on what your final goal is. I have all those on hand since I like to use lots of them in my daily projects
Tips on how to get faux stone effect
- If you are working on the gloss surface like glass or ceramic you may like to apply thin coat of SPRAY PAINT OR MOD PODGE to make sure chalk paint will stick to it nicely
- secure your crack or chip before working on the project
- wait for each coat of paint to dry completely before adding another layer
Let’s begin out trash to treasure project
As I mentioned earlier you need to secure your boo boo before hand. In my case crack was not all the way so i decided to secure it with thin coat of E600 that was reinforced with hot glue. You could for sure use some Plaster of Paris on both ends just to camouflage a crack but that wasn’t bothering me since I was going for vintage faux stone look ,
To make sure my faux stone finish lasts it is good idea to spray paint lightly or Mod Podge a surface that you are going to be working on.
Chalk paint faux stone steps
When your spray paint light coat dries take your chippy brush and add chalk paint in the stippling technique. As you know chalk paint is thick so it will help to create some texture with this technique
As our first chalk paint applications dry that will not take too long prep your next mix of paint. That means a bit a really tiny bit of Suede paint and dab of chalk paint in the separate dish since we are going to be mixing it with chippy brush in the next step.
I like to start with suede chocolate paint applied in a same way .. stippling all around but much less then first coat of chalk paint. Let it dry and wipe it with a wipe very gently to create that foggy effect
When all is dry dip your brush half into suede paint and chalk paint that you have on your dish and stipple all around it repeated by a gently wipe with wet wipe. I like to apply in random places here and there just so it looks like stone. To add a bit more character I decided to add some light green paint to it and stipple all around as I was mixing my paint. Make sure to check my VIDEO ON YouTube that I linked below for all details
As you can see all is looking pretty awesome .. a bit dull but we will work on the next. It is very important for all to dry completely . Love me my trash to treasure project already! I know i will love it even more when i am done with it in the next step. I cant really see my tiny crack on the outside of my dish at all
Final touches to high end faux stone finish
Wax is the final step.!! it not only protects from water and other things but also gives that nice rich high end look to any project. I like to start again with dark wax again applied here and there as you can see in the picture below but make sure to watch video that i added below to see how I applied it. I didn’t add much of it .. my goal was to concentrate on connection points that means close to my dish leg and some bigger imperfection that suede paint mixed with chalk paint created.
Clear wax application helps a lot with dark wax distribution too. When you are satisfied with a look make sure to let it dry a bit before applying gilding wax. Gilding wax is optional of course but if you follow me for some hot minute you know i love pop of gentle gold here and there. Gold application at least in my eyes bring that high end suede finish to my stone look dish
I forgot to mention here but I did for sure mentioned in my video what i did to inside of my high end suede finished dish. Make sure to watch it below
Little bit of gold leaf on the edging and some spots all over my dish and I was done. I absolutely adore they way my bowl looks now . Crack is still there but secured and go nowhere. It actually brings that vintage look to my project that I love
Watch full tutorial below on how to get high end faux stone effect
I can again use as I wish … Love to display my flowers made out of felt of coffee filters or even a fresh ones as you can see below
Learn how to make your own Hydrangea flowers HERE
High end suede finish . Chalk paint faux stone. Perfect trash to treasure project
Coffe filters hydrangea full tutorial
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