By now, it’s probable you’re aware that I love to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I DO! I DO!
In this case, that’s particularly true, because I wasn’t about to lug my dresser outside for sanding. No sir!
The two finished pieces I will show you today, I purchased at the end of 2011, so their makeovers have been a long time coming. The dresser, I purchased at an antique store in Mesa and the mirror, at the Cave Creek Thieves Market. I’ve been a little adventurous lately, so I figured I do both pieces in two colors. Since I wanted to achieve an old layered look for the dresser, I even thought to use a little crackle glaze… so that’s what I did!
The Dresser & The Mirror
The Paint Colors
I chose: French Linen and Old White
The only thing I found out about this, is that the people I bought it from, purchased it at an auction. It’s very primitive looking; it’s held together by dowels – not nails. I thought it was pretty awesome and it was only $24. And it’s something you can’t buy at Restoration Hardware!
I fell in love with the carving at the top and the pressed glass.
First, I painted two coats of French Linen, then painted the top and the inner trim with Old White. I aged it by using AS dark wax.
The color was fine, but I knew I wanted to get rid of the glossy finish. I randomly applied the crackle glaze and waited for it to dry. I painted the Old White parts first, then I painted the drawers in the French Linen. It’s actually a mixture of 2 parts French Linen, one part Old White. After the first coat, there was too much paint showing through, but was fine after the second coat. I wasn’t going for a “super-defined” crackle look, I just wanted it to look a little aged. With some patience, I achieved my desired look. I used clear wax, mixed with a dab of dark wax. I also painted the hardware and key holes in Old White.
WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU…
I LOVE THE RESULTS, AND FEEL EACH PIECE BRINGS A UNIQUE QUALITY TO EACH ROOM. I DIDN’T EVEN USE A FULL QUART OF PAINT; IN TOTAL, I SPENT $189 FOR THE DRESSER, MIRROR AND THE PAINT USED. I THINK THAT’S QUITE THRIFTY OF ME!
Just two more reason why I love Annie Sloan.
OK, JUST ONE MORE TIME!
BEFORE AND AFTER
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, DON’T BE SHY 😉
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS POST!
HERE’S A LITTLE CLUE FOR A PROJECT I LOVE, THAT I WILL FEATURE NEXT WEEK
BE SURE TO COME BACK AND CHECK IT OUT!
Until really soon,