A fun dresser for a preteen girl,
A little funky and modern. Dog not included. Maybe. Depends on the day.
Love the original hardware. They look like drop earings.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence and waxed with clear wax. Very light distressing.
A pure white dresser that is painted in Maison Blanche’s Magnolia with clear wax.
I do not usually use this color because it is so finicky. It needs to me on the right piece because it is not very forgiving.
I have applied to to other pieces that I have painted and ended up redoing it with a color. Maybe it is just because I like color on my furniture.
I had considered leaving the drawers in the natural wood because it was a pretty Birdseye maple.
And sure there are people who are shuddering at the fact that I painted it.
But they will get over it.
I wish I had been into painting when I was decorating my nursery for my little ones, it would have been much easier and affordable.
And I do like the original hardware but if you wanted to glam it up for a little girl it would be easy to do.
When your little one is no longer in diapers and can be used as their dresser.
Who woulda thunk?
A Federal style sideboard that has seen better days.
Not too terrible, just a lot of normal wear and a little missing veneer.
I guess if your between 70 and 80 years old you have earned the right to a little wear.
The first thing I did with this piece is to scrape off the loose veneer with a putty knife, but there was a section that was re glued and was proving to be too stubborn to peel off. I used a hair dryer on high heat aimed directly at the section of veneer that I wanted to remove. The heat softened the glue and allowed me to scrape off the last bit.
A little glue remained on the wood but with a little sandpaper it came right off.
Some of the paint is thicker and this will make it a little raised when I paint the final coat of Country Grey.
And the after.And the after with a dog that would not get out of the way.
Wrought Iron paint by Maison Blanche is really a nice color to work with.
It gives you the dark black color without having to add tint to make it really black.
If you have used other black chalk paints you know what I am referring to.
Annie Sloan’s Graphite is a dark gray, almost black. Which is fine if you want to finish with a dark wax to get the darker color and a little color variation in your finish. I finished a maple cabinet in my kitchen with Graphite and dark wax and you can check it out here. I really like the finish on this piece but it does require a little more elbow grease.
With the Wrought Iron I am able to use clear wax.
Neither are wrong. Both give a great look.
They are done.
Finished and picked up.
They turned out pretty nice, I kinda like ’em.
They started out BLACK.
And after 2 coats of primer,
and two coats of Old White they are complete.
There really has got to be an easier way to cover black.
If you know what it is, please share.
Along with the end tables I did a small pedestal table that I painted with Maison Blanche Creme De Menthe. It is the exact color of Duck Egg Blue from Annie Sloan.
This is the before…kinda boring but useful.
I just finished the sofa table this afternoon and I called Heather and told her she was not going to get it back.
I am keeping it!
OK, well not really but I am loving how it turned out.
Whenever I use a new paint color I will try it out on another smaller piece just to see how I like it and to see what kind of wax finish will be used.
I tested it on a piano bench that I had and that will be heading to the store tomorrow.
What a bummer it would be to finish a large piece and then realize you just don’t like the color.
So this is the before photo of the sofa table.
Was not terrible by any means, but it was just a little too perfect and modern looking.
It looked manufactured and run of the mill.
It made by the Bombay Company so there are about 7 million of the same thing out there.
Heather has to Golden Retrievers and Martha is checking it out.
She smells betrayal.
See the “look” I am getting from her? She is thinking, give me a cookie and I will forgive you.
I cleaned it with Dirt X to get the extra oils off of it. Pretty impressed with how well this stuff works. It stinks to high heaven, but it works.
It then received a 2 coats of Versailles Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which has a greenish/yellow hue to it.
Sanded it down with a fine grit sanding block to smooth out the brush strokes and to distress the edges.
A lot of people will not sand before they wax, I personally am not a fan of that look and it really chews up my sanding blocks to sand after waxing.
For the wax I mixed half clear wax and half dark wax. It makes the application much smoother and not quite so dark.
The candle sticks above are painted in Olive with dark wax.
Delivering it tomorrow.
Seriously, I found it on the side of the road.
Bob, Sophia and I were driving down the road after leaving the Goodwill and there it was, SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD!
I asked Bob to stop but he wouldn’t. Could not believe that he was not stopping. I started to break out in a sweat. How could he keep going. How could he not pull over. WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM!
All I could think of was “how am I going to get home, drop them off and get back to it before it was gone.”
We stopped at Advance Auto and I almost drove off and left him there to go check on it. When he got in the car and I told him to go back to the dressing table. Of course I got the roll of the eyes from both of them.
We pulled up and it was PERFECT.
OK, so I will clarify sitting on the side of the road.
Someone was sitting in their truck with this on the side of the road selling it.
Excuse the crappy iPhone photo.
And after a coat of Old White and Clear Wax here she is.
With Antoinette on the inside of the drawers.
I always wanted one of these when I was a little girl.
With pretty little glass knobs!
Also I have started a Facebook site for Need A Latte Mom’s Painted Furniture….I would LOVE IT if you would start following me.
There is a button on the top of the blog.
Until next time…..
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