Friday, April 29, 2016

A little painting

I'm not sure how long we have had this chest of drawers, it was given to us years ago and I have no idea how old it was when we got it. 

 I should have taken a picture of the top and sides. It had a lot of scratches and dings in it (also on both sides). I know some people go nuts over painting wood. I have a few things that are wood that I won't paint (like my great grandmother's sewing machine cabinet or my grandparent's bed) but I had no problem painting this. I bought paint for it about 3 years ago but for some reason I just kept putting off getting it done. I finally painted it Sunday.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, then sanded it back to distress it before I put the wax on. (It looks more blue in the picture because it is against a blue wall) The hardware was tarnished (I actually thought they were black until I went to take them off!) I did try to clean them but when  I spent an hour on the first one and it still wasn't clean I held it up to the paint and I didn't like it that color anyway so I wasn't about to clean 14 of those little buggers! Didn't want to buy new ones so I gave them a good shot of  black spray paint!

We are supposed to have storms again this weekend. I hope not - much of the ground is still water logged from last week. 

Hope you have a great weekend!


Robin in Virginia said...

I love how the chest of drawers and hardware turned out. It looks like a new piece of furniture. Way to go! Have a relaxing weekend!

Terry said...

That turned out beautifully! I know it feels good to get a project done that was waiting.

OhSewCrafty said...

Great makeover! Definitely updates it.

Christine said...

I'm hoping to do the same thing with an old family dresser in the next year so I love seeing how great your's looks. Love the look of that chalk paint!