I have been painting away this week! I just love how easy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is to work with. I am nothing close to a professional but all of the pieces still look great because the product is just that awesome.
My Mom bought these two chairs at an estate sale a few weeks ago. This week they got two coats of French Linen and one coat of wash with Old White. The one on the right is just French Linen, the one on the left has been washed with Old White. I washed them both in Old White but thought I would take a picture of the difference before I finished. Love my little ballerina “helping” me take pictures on the right.
A little closer… It’s not a huge difference in the picture but it really is in person. The white wash really tones down the gray and I think it makes the chair look old. I love how it turned out. And would you believe that I used the sludge from soaking my paint brushes to wash it with??? Great tip from the Studio Eleven girls!
A close view from the top, you can see more of a difference in this picture. I bought fabric today to make cushions for the seats but I don’t love it now that I’ve got it home against the chairs. I need something in the gray family with a very faint stripe similar to ticking but with far fewer stripes and more of an old look.
This beauty is up next, my new night stand! This is the before. Since taking this picture I painted Duck Egg Blue on the detail and in a few spots on the drawers and then covered the entire piece with two coats of Old White. I’m thinking I’ll try a wash of French Linen and see how it turns out. I am really loving this look! I didn’t spray Shellac inside the piece and I really should have as it was clearly stained but never sealed in there and it turned pink through my Old White paint. Not exactly what I was going for but easily fixable with some more Shellac and paint.
And check out the headboard I scored on Craigslist yesterday morning! A guy in my neighborhood was listing this and I couldn’t pass it up. Solid wood from Pottery Barn for $50, yes please! You’ll have to ignore the fact that our guest room has never been touched and I’m still using a chair as a night stand since I stole them one from this room when I sold all of our bedroom furniture… It will get worked on one day!