Last week, I went to a fantastic estate sale. I could have easily spent 3 hours there. The entire upper level of the building was stacked antique furniture. AMAZING! Luckily, for my wallet, my hubby kept texting me to see where I was & how much longer. I only brought home a small pile ;) This was one of my finds.
The top was a little rough. Perfect for painting.
When using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, you don't need to sand or prime, so a painting I did go.
One nice coat of French Linen.
Then I taped off stripes on the top and painted them a creamy white that I made mixing Annie Sloan "Pure White" with a little bit of French Linen mixed in.
I always have the best luck when I remove the tape when the paint is still wet, just proceed with caution. I also decided it needed a pop of the creamy white color on the bottom, so I painted the cross braces the same cream color. Then I let it all dry and went to work distressing with 150 grit sandpaper and then 220 to smooth things out. Once smooth, I gave it a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax and buffed to shine.
Do you have a favorite "go to" color you usually end up painting things in your home? I always lean toward grey-based blues and greens. My husband actually said I wasn't allowed to paint anymore rooms in the house green. We'll see... ;)
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