Friday, May 13, 2011

Chalk Paint Project #2

As you all know I have been reading about Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint all over blog world and decided to purchase some paints and waxes to try, it’s not cheap! However, the time saving is priceless. 
I love painting wood and giving furniture new life and I had just the piece sitting at home. 
My Mom picked up this armoire at an estate sell years ago.  I loved it as soon as I saw it!  We decided to paint it white, I wanted to take it with me to my new college apartment and white would match with anything.  It was a lot of work to refinish, we had to strip previous paint and stain off, re-sand and paint.  It looked great when we were done and I’ve held on to it.  Since then it has moved with me four or five times so it’s seen better days. 
I’ve always loved that it has a skeleton key and the simple details and just can’t let it go even though it’s really not a functioning piece for me now, I’m sure I’ll find it a spot one day.  
With the chalk paint, no prep work is needed but I wanted to shine up the hardware a bit and just used some brass cleaner to give it a little sparkle. 

For the armoire I used color “Provence Blue” and finished the piece with the soft wax in dark.  Just to see the difference between the paint color and the color transformation after being waxed take a look at these two drawer fronts, the top is paint only, the bottom is waxed. 
In case you are wondering about the “how to”, it’s so easy with chalk paint.  No prep work is necessary. 
Step 1 – Paint
Step 2- Wax in clear paint
Step 3 – I sanded to distress where I wanted to see a pop of white paint and wood
Step 4- Waxed in dark wax
SUPER EASY!!! I love this paint!
And here is the after in all its glory!
Even Nipper really loved it :)

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  1. Gorgeous! I love how this one turned out. :)

  2. What a great color it looks lovely. Nice kitty too :)

  3. Hi Miss Mustard Seed! Thanks for the comment and having the link party, I can't wait to find something else to use the chalk paint on, its wonderful.

  4. This seals the deal for me...Provence is definitely the next color I'm ordering. Lovely!!!

  5. Logan, the dark wax really changes the color. I love it with the clear and the dark wax. I will be using it on another piece soon. What colors have you tried?

  6. Coming over from Miss Mustard Seed's linky. Nice job on the pieces!!!

  7. Great job! Now I really do need to get that dark wax!

  8. There are some things that are meant to be with us forever. Sometimes they are not so great, but they fill the bill. This is wonderful. I'll bet it makes you smile everyday. Came from MMS. Ann

  9. It looks awesome!


  10. Love this- the color is gorgeous and the sweet hardware looks wonderful! Well done :)

  11. What a beautiful piece of furniture! It looks beautiful. I'm sure you will find the perfect place for it soon enough.

  12. It turned out lovely! Don't you just love the chalk paint? So easy! Found you via Shades of Amber. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn