Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Old Violet Console Table

Old Violet is a lovely shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and one that I chose for this antique console table.

 It had an old, dark wood stain and graceful lines before. Please excuse the blurry, night time, phone photo of the table before painting.

I dry brushed one coat of Old Violet over the existing finish and blended the paint with cheesecloth as I went. Dry brushing is a painting technique using very little paint on the brush and allowing the finish beneath to show through. 
 I rubbed off more paint along the edges to accentuate the graceful curves.

After allowing the paint to dry, I applied Annie Sloan's clear wax followed by dark wax.
 Old Violet Chalk Paint® turns into a very pretty, slate blue color once it has dark wax over it.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Old Dresser and Night Stand Coming up Roses

At a recent yard sale I picked up this vintage dresser and night stand set with lovely, turned leg details on the side. 
This was a beast of a dresser before; big, boxy, and masculine.  I wanted this set to get in touch with its feminine side.

I painted them with Cream Chalk Paint® and the spindle legs with Old White. I removed the chunky, wooden knobs and replaced them with these darling, ceramic rose knobs that we sell at Loot. 
I love the charming combination of the pale yellow and white paired with the delicate roses.  This is the first time I have used the Cream color Chalk Paint® on a piece of furniture and I am now in love with this alluring, buttermilk yellow hue. 
The finish on the little night stand was scratched up and the veneer was peeling up on all the edges on top.
I glued and clamped until the veneer was again adhered to where it belonged.
What a pretty pair!

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