Heidi from Lily Field Furniture used layers of Cobblestone and Coastal Fog to bring out the old chippy texture of this antique window frame!

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

One of my dear friends brought me this old window that she found in one of her rental properties. She and her husband are remodeling their kitchen and they wanted to use this as a transom style window. Before starting the painting process I wanted to perform a lead test. I figured it was likely lead due to the age and was right. Lead tests are simple to use and can be purchased at your local hardware store. You basically swipe a cotton swab full of liquid onto the piece in question. If it turns red/pink like the below picture then you know it’s lead paint.

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Because it did test positive for lead I was careful to make sure I wore gloves and also used a respirator mask while working. I started by scraping of the chippy parts that were loose. We wanted to keep it looking old and chippy so I didn’t sand down or strip the window fully.

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

After I had all of the loose pieces removed I went over the entire window frame with a shellac based sealer. This is the part that will seal in the lead paint and make it safe to be in your home. I did several layers of this until I was satisfied that the paint was sealed in.

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Now for the fun part! My friend wanted the window to be gray. I used Cobblestone All-In-One Decor paint and did a full coverage layer. Once the Cobblestone was dry I went over the whole frame and dry brushed lightly using the limited edition color in Coastal Fog. You can see in the picture below Coastal Fog is a bit lighter than Cobblestone and complimented it perfectly!

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

After applying the paint I sanded lightly. This brought out the texture and white original paint color making it look aged and perfect! I went over the frame with natural wax just to make doubly sure it was sealed and protected.

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Perfectly Chippy Window Frame #DIY #homedecor #chippy #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #texture #layers #grey #kitchen #walldecor #chalkpaint #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com



Heidi from Lily Field Furniture #2015blogsquad #countrychicpaint -  www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!