Country Sideboard in Emperor’s Silk with Medium wax by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

This is a country server or sideboard or buffet or…. not really sure what to name it.
But let me tell you this, it is a beautiful piece of furniture. 
You know the ones that when you are working on it you are fitting it into every little spot in your home.
It would go perfect here.
With this sitting on top of it.
Oh, and at Christmas with the red I could do this….
Can you tell I would really like to keep this one?


 And of course it is in the Emperor’s Silk that I love.
This time instead of doing the dark wax all over it I mixed the clear and dark and covered it in one coat.
It really seemed to go on much smoother and  a lot more even.

 The wood is maple and maple is just so nice to paint over.
So smooth.
Yummy, just love it.

 I really do think I need to keep this one.
Unless of course, until the next piece.
I am kind of addicted to this.

This is the before shot.
I found it at an estate sale, it had a price of $799.00 on it.
NO, I did not pay that much.
Lord, my husband would have killed me.

Antibes Green with Wax

 This was my first time using Antibes Green by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
 I really like the bright color of the green, it is a change of pace from the subdued colors I have been using.

These end tables were originally a vanity that had been cut down. The vanity top was removed, leaving just the drawers.

It needed a light sanding on the top because it had old furniture crud on it and I wanted a smoother finish.

Other than that all I did was give it two coats of Antibes Green.

I used a sanding block over the entire surface after I painted it and used a heavier hand on the edges to remove the paint down to the original surface.

When you read suggestions from the Annie Sloan web site about sanding it suggest sanding after you apply wax. This does work but what I have found is that it mucks up my sanding block and the sanding blocks can get expensive if you have to throw them away after one use. So I sand before I wax. It does generate a lot of dust so I do this outside in the driveway.

The wax I used this time was different from what I normally use. I used two parts clear wax and one part dark wax and combined with a stir stick. The difference is that is gave it a little color without overtaking the green. It also brought out the distressed edges.

The wheels are original but the drawer pulls are new. I tried using a brushed nickle finish but it did not look right. It needed the dark knobs to bring out the distressing.


Aubusson Blue Dresser

 Aubusson Blue, Oh Aubusson Blue.
You are my new favorite.
So soft.
When I add the dark wax to you your distressed edges you compliment each other so nicely.
Paired with the Cocoa you are so lovely.

Aubusson Blue by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

OK, well I know you are going to be absolutely amazed at where I picked up this piece.
 It is somewhere different.
 I have never found a piece of furniture there before.
 I was surprised to find it.
Never expected it.
Was not prepared, I didn’t have the truck.
The Goodwill on Hendersonville Road.
I know, crazy right?
I like to live on the edge.

I am not as crazy about that this store.
 Items are usually priced too high and the employees are not as friendly.
But that is just my opinion.
On to the dresser…


This guy had a little veneer damage that needed repair but the best part was that it had all the original hardware and I just loved it.
Loved the detail of the metal work.
Loved that I did not have to spend another $25.00 on hardware.
I brought him to Bittersweet and I believe that as we speak he is on his way to Tennessee for a forever home.


Thanks for visiting.
I hope you will come back?
I would like to see you again.
I have a lot of furniture that I have finished up and am getting ready to post about them.
I will have time since I am on vacation.
Until tomorrow, because now I must go make a Bloody Mary because it is 12:01 and I am on vacation!

Linking up to!

Another Goodwill Gem…Emperor’s Silk, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 I found this wonderful desk at the Will… I know, amazing that someone got rid of it.
I snatched this thing up so quick knocking people over in the process.
A little bit of an exaggeration.
She was in rough shape, basically falling apart
But you have to admit she has some sexy legs!  And  potential! Oozing potential.

I really wanted to keep her. But then there are so many pieces that I want to keep but I just cannot.
I try to justify keeping them but there is simply just no room.

 Should have taken a before picture, thought I did. Apparently not.
Lucky I have these iphone pics…that is why they are grainy.

 She has found a new home, destined to for a new bathroom to hold a vessel sink.

Until the next time.
Thanks for visiting.

Little Step Stool vs Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence

 My Goodwill find from Sunday.
Don’t you just love it when you find something that you absolutely had to have. You have needed it your entire life and never even realized it.
OK, bit of an exaggeration but for $3.50?
Yes I had to get it.

 He is a solid stool in really good condition,
I had Sam remove the rubber pads because they were ugly and make it difficult to paint.
Wiped him down with a damp rag.
No sanding.
No priming.
Applied 2 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence.
Love this color, it is just fun.
But then there are not many of ASCP colors that I don’t like.
In fact, haven’t met a color I don’t like yet. They all have their place.

 Covered him in two coats of paint and let it dry.
That is another thing about this paint, it dries fast. I don’t have to wait 24hours blah blah blah….
I am impatient, I hate waiting for paint to dry. I want to get on with it. Keep the process going so I can get to the end result.
So he dried and then I used a fine grit sand paper over him.
I did use a heavier hand on the edges because he use to be gold and I wanted the gold accent to come through.

 I used dark wax all over.
I like how the dark wax gives him such an aged look, like he has been around a long time.

 Some people thing it makes it look dirty and I will admit these photos make it look harsher that it really is.
But I do love the gold edges peaking through.

 He is just tall enough to help Carter put the dishes away.
Carter had been using a very tall stool and I had visions of him falling into the dishwasher while reaching above it to put dishes away.
Makes me a nervous wreck watching him.
And we don’t want him to stop emptying the dishwasher.


 Kind of amazing how the dark wax changes the color of Florence.
Gives it an aged patina like old copper.

 I did a mirror the other day in Florence and used clear wax, I will need to post pictures of it soon so you can see the huge difference in the types of wax.

Hope you like it.
I think its kinda cool.