Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pretty as You Please

At  TLC Vintage Collection here in Central Iowa, I've wanted to paint a piece of furniture like this with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Two things made me hesitate: 1) some of the inlay is so fantastic you hate to cover it up and 2) what if I couldn't pull it off. But I think it worked just fine!

This piece is a coat of Coco all over. Then Country Grey and Duck Egg in selected areas. But we didn't start out so nice. That is why I decided to try this piece first -- it was a mess.

It had a broken caster, tons of scratches, missing hardware, chipping varnish. I went at it inside and out with STP and -- unusual for me -- did a quick light sanding to the top to get rid of any loose varnish.

I painted right over the hardware with Coco. Here is what the piece looked like after one coat Coco and then one coat each Country Grey and Duck Egg Blue in chosen parts of the design.

A coat of wax, distress, rewax and voila! Buff til your hearts content. So fun, so pretty! Picked up a couple cute knobs to give it a touch of whimsey!

Create a Life you want to Live!

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