When Fusion announced they were bringing in new colors I could not WAIT to see what goodness was coming! So I was delighted beyond belief when I saw them for the first time. And I KNEW exactly which color I would use first – Twilight Geranium. I had a bombe chest just waiting for inspiration and Twilight Geranium provided just that!
I gave it a good cleaning with Fusion’s TSP and a green scrubby. It needed it! No scuff sanding required since the surface was rough and had a faux crackle finish.This piece had the most bizarre hardware. You can’t get to the screws on the inside because they’re covered with the velvet drawer liners. So I decided to leave them in and paint them on the piece. I cracked open the jar of purple lusciousness, grabbed my favorite Staalmeester brush, and started painting. I swear I heard angels! Just look at what great coverage I got with just one coat! How does Fusion do that?? I gave it two coats for good measure but seriously, that stuff’s amazing!
Once the paint dried I knew some black glaze would take it to the next level. My glaze of choice is actually using Fusion’s Stain and Finishing Oil as a glaze, wiping on and wiping off. It’s oil based so I always use gloves. For some reason that doesn’t keep me from getting it all over me! I use an applicator pad to wipe the stain on, then a lint free cloth to wipe it back. You can see that it darkens the color just a bit.
Perhaps you can image my joy when I finished it and put the drawers back in. Exactly as I imaged! She’s just PERFECT! And I’m not a huge fan of purple!