Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Latest DIY with Annie Sloan..........



I have had this cabinet for many years.......probably purchased in the early 90's!
I have wanted to do something with it for some time now, but was ever quite sure which way to go........I had thought of stripping and staining it a walnut color, or painting it black. Had even thought of painting it a color.......but never could decide....UNTIL.....I saw Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on Miss Mustard Seed Blog. Well, it sold me! Then I tried to find the distributor in St. Louis but there were none:( After searching I found a shop in Ill. that handled it and would ship.....so I placed my order. So excited to get started but at all sure of the results.....I awaited my much anticipated package.



What bothered me most about this piece was how "dated" the color was! It was BLOND and that was so 80's I felt. I have other pieces in the room that are a definite white or some shade of white.......not blond!
Once my paints arrived I had no idea how to use them......but that never stopped me before...so in I jumped!



The colors I purchased were "Chateau Gray" and "Old White" Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan!
One of the best characteristics of this paint is.....
no sanding needed!
Paint right over any surface, even a waxed finish.....YEA!
I hate to sand......plus that would have meant moving the piece to the garage.
Since we are getting hardwood floor next month and the carpet will be torn up I decided it was all right to paint right where it sits....LOL! That was an easy decision:D
Above you see the piece with 2 coats of the "Chateau Gray" after application.
Once completely dry....which didn't take long, I started with the "Old White".
Since this is chalk paint, the finish is matte and application was easy.
I simply allowed the gray to show through quite a bit and one coat did the trick!



Here is the finished piece and I am quite happy with the results.
I did water down some of the gray and applied it with a rag to highlight the doors. See the shadows around each door panel? You can be as creative as you want with this wonderful product!



6 comments:

Nelda said...

This turned out so beautiful. I've been wanting to try the chalk paints. Looks like they are terriffic.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Linda~
Wow! What a difference. It turned out gorgeous! That piece is when I really think the high cost of the paint is worth it. It would have been so much work with different paint. I love the combo you used. And for the cost of the paint, you have a brand new piece of furniture.

Amber and Brad said...

What a great job updating! What a difference a little paint can make!

Would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Link Party.

www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

Alaina said...

I think it looks great. I have used the chalk paint and so far so good.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

It looks great!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...this turned out so fantastic. Love the color. So pretty. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!