top drawer is store bought finish
middle drawer is one coat of paint
bottom draw has dark wax over paint
showing the cream finish that was on the end tables and head board
|end table finished|
|head board and light fixture finished|
The big big huge gigantic rip roaring task is finished. I can't believe I did it in one week. After I mentioned on an earlier post that I was about to undertake the project, Lisa gave me a gentle reminder about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I remembered when she posted about using it and what I remembered is that she had to order the paint and that it was expensive.
So with her nudge, I went on the internet to review and lo-and-behold, I found a cute little shop in Waco that carried it. You know that Waco is my go-to big city just about 35 minutes up the road.
Here is what appealed to me about the paint. NO PREPARATION necessary. No sanding, no stripping, no nothing. I have only dreaded this chore for about umpteen years because in the early nineties, I used a high gloss cream color paint on this 1960s furniture. And I never managed to finish the chore as evidenced by the triple dresser.
So, I hopped into my car last Monday afternoon and high-tailed it to Lily Lane Home which is located in Spice Village.
Oh yes and one more thing, I didn't even empty the drawers before I painted the fronts. Just pulled them out and painted right there in the bedroom. It could not have been easier. Yes yes I did put a big piece of cardboard down to work over.
I painted 5 pieces plus the two little light fixtures and didn't use a whole quart. I also bought the book, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations which is full of projects. The color I used
is Graphite with the Dark wax over it and it gave a soft black.....perfect!!!!
Here is what I know, without Chalk Paint, I would still be daydreaming about this project. I was dreading all the drawer emptying, and dragging each piece to the garage to prepare. Well, it just would not have happened this summer.
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