After hearing and reading for months and months how wonderful Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint is to use, I went to my friend Lisa’s Store, Unique Boutique, and bought two cans – Duck Egg and Old White. I found this old handmade table at a garage sale and thought it would be pretty freshened up with some Old White. Though it it not necessary to sand the furniture before painting with the Chalk Paint,
…I thought it would be advantageous to do so on the top. Who-knows-what caused the worn and corroded patina to the wood, so I lightly sanded it before applying the paint. After several coats of paint, the little table, who once was an ugly duckling, turned into a pretty little swan.
I added a very light application of the dark stain to the nooks and crannies, tops and sides and then sanded it off in some sections that were too dark. All of the edges were sanded here and there to give it a used look. To finish the piece off, I added a paste wax to give it a little shine and a soft feel to the paint.
This little section at the base of the table would be perfect to hold rolled up bath towels, rolls of toilet paper, magazines or even cookbooks. A great piece for a kitchen, bath or even a bedroom side table.
….and, to the top, added a little Christmas tree with vintage potholders hung on it. (Yes, I managed to take in a little Christmas already…though it still seems too early to me).
This is another piece that I painted with Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. No before photo to show you, but it was plain wood and kind of ho-hum looking. If this piece doesn’t sell, then I may have to bring it back home for my kitchen.
If you haven’t tried painting with Chalk Paint yet, then give it a try. It is water soluble and doesn’t have a strong paint smell. I even spilled some on my tile floor and it came up really good with water and a rag.
Joining in on the fun with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch with Metamorphosis Monday.