An expectant mother hired me to transform a cradle and an armoire for her baby's nursery.
She found the petite, vintage armoire on craigslist. It is the perfect scale for a nursery, but required a cosmetic intervention.
She wanted the piece to look shabby and distressed. I painted one coat of Paris Grey Chalk Paint® with a dry brush to allow the dark stain to show through. I used a little Old White Chalk Paint® on the trim to show off the lines and details. After the paint dried, I did a bit of distressing all over with sandpaper.
I sealed the finish with Annie Sloan's Clear Wax.
My client said this adorable cradle had been in her family a long time. She just wanted it to be simple, shabby, and white.
I painted it with two coats of Old White Chalk Paint and finished the cradle with an all over, light distressing, to add to its vintage charm.