It’s maddening – but I OFTEN forget to take “before” shots of my projects. Here are a couple of exceptions:
A colleague at my office noticed this old dresser on the curb and immediately thought of me. Lucky for me she has a truck and was willing to go back and pick it up for me! The dresser was solid wood, and had really good bones. It just needed some new drawer slides, which were easily purchased and replaced.
The paint colour I chose was Duck Egg Blue, a very popular Annie Sloan shade. The stenciled numbers were hand painted in Pure White, and I used both clear and dark wax to finish the piece.
This rather petite book case was another curbside find! This time, I found it myself, and was able to fit it into my car! It was solid wood, and came with shelves and shelf pins. I didn’t have to purchase any hardware, or make any repairs. Again, I used the same two Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colours: Pure White, and Duck Egg. I made a stencil using my Cricut to apply the painted branches and bird, and finished with both clear and dark waxes.
This past summer, I learned how to paint furniture using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a few directions from Shelby, daughter of the very artistic Jordan family, who are stockists of this product at TWO local shops: ArtHaus150 and Kathie Jordan Design.
Since that time, anything that doesn’t move gets a lick of paint! Here’s a look at some of my finished projects: