Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Painted furniture, the Annie Sloan way!!

 So yes I have joined the chalk paint crew- but how satisfying it is!!!  This little set of drawers was hidden in a junk shop place looking very sorry for itself- no back and really neglected.
 I don't think it has had so much attention since it's been made!!!  I did lots of sanding first as very grubby and soaked the little handles in vinager- they came up a treat.  One handle was broken so I have threaded black ribbon through it and I like the quirkyness of it!!  This is to keep all my little sewing odds and ends in .  I have to say I do like the finish- at first I wasn't so sure about chalk paint but with the wax and distressing it comes up beautifully.  The first coat is Farrow and Ball French Grey then I used Old Ochre top coat and soft wax to finish.  The insides of the  drawers is French Grey.  Not taken a pic of these though.

Thanks mum for introducing me to Annie Sloan paint- I too am on a frenzy!!!!! What next?............

1 comment:

  1. Lovely and so dainty, told you it was something that you could get obsessive about. So which one next?