I asked readers that follow along on Facebook what colors they thought I should paint this piece and overwhelmingly they choose the light grey with the blue green. AKA Maison Blanche’s Silver Mink & Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. I said I would paint the majority of the piece in the color but in the end I switched that combination.
I’ll be honest, I was not loving the colors when I first finished but then I waxed it and tried something new and it looks fabulous. I used ASCP in Graphite and mixed with clear wax for the top layer and the details really popped!
I first sanded the edges for a little detail distressing then I applied clear wax to the entire piece. To add the darker wax mix I used a foam brush to apply. This allowed me to get the wax in the small grooves and brush on a thin top layer over the entire piece, buffing as I went.
Unfortunately the glass on the door broke during moving so I still need to add glass to the door or possibly chicken wire, still pondering that decision but I just had to show you guys.
Here are the before shots.
It really looked nice after I cleaned it up good, really pretty piece and nice dark stain.
However, it needed a bit of repair work and the finish was not in great shape so painting was needed to make it look complete.
First had to pull all the duck tape off the drawer and glue it back together properly. Please don’t use duck tape to “fix” furniture! It sticks really well and yes, it holds, but leaves a mess.
There was also molding missing on one side that needed repair. I found the closest thing to the original and glued another piece to that to make it look similar in size. It isn’t perfect but it was pretty close and painted you really don’t notice.
I was super excited to try Maison Blanche paint for the first time. I really love the colors and Silver Mink was the first color I purchased to try out.
This piece has really grown on me in our home and it has a coastal vibe with these colors that I really love.
This piece unleashed my desire to paint, paint, paint! I have a ton of stuff in the garage I am in the middle of working on and I can’t wait to share those projects soon. For now, I will sit and enjoy this new beauty!
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