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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 moody Twilight Geranium provided just that!

 

Lisa Marie Holmes Collection Fusion Mineral Paint swatches Moody Twilight Geranium
IMG 7760 Moody Twilight Geranium
IMG 7762 Moody Twilight Geranium
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 the Ebony Stain and Finishing Oil darkens the color just a bit.

IMG 7770 Moody Twilight Geranium
IMG 7774 Moody Twilight Geranium
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!
Moody Twilight Geranium