Friday, August 30, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project

We have been painting like crazy over here! Last week we had a painting day marathon and basically painted everything in sight. 

Our weapon of choice:

I am so excited to show off all our fun projects. Today you get to see "The Beast". 

When we moved about 2 years ago this enormous piece of furniture went into our guest house. The wood is not pretty, however my mom thought the bones had potential. So she decided to chalk paint it. We called in the expert (my aunt) to come help us paint the beast and "shabby up" our pitiful guest quarters.

After about 8 hours of work the china cabinet miraculously turned into a shabby chic work of art. 

         Before                                                                                   After

Amazing transformation right?!
(From Beast to Beauty)

With a good coat of paint my grandmother's china seemed to pop much better and all the little details that no one noticed in the hutch before were plain to see.

We ended up painting the doors and back of the hutch a light blue. This gave it so much more character and interest. After all the painting was finished we waxed and sanded the hutch to give it a shabby look. We also added a tiny bit of Annie Sloan dark wax in the creases of the bead board to make it show up a little bit better. 

It was so much fun to see our hard work pay off. 
If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them.
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Denise Murtha said...

Looks fabulous. I want to chalk paint a dresser. So I love that I found you and this project. Found you on the link party. Be sure to stop by my blog, fb and pinterest as well. Doing the same for you. Find me at denisedesigned on all three. Thanks!

Denise Murtha said...

BTW...couldn't find you on pinterest!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Simply a FABULOUS creation! I am hopelessly in love with that dreamy heavenly blue! You rocked this project!!!! Thanks for sharing and sending tons of hugs...

Denise Stain said...

Just saw your feature at The Cottage Market. Really gorgeous. I love the soft colors! You did a fantastic job. I'm pinning for sure!

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