it needed some love though. i even found the receipt in the top drawer from when they purchased it so many many years ago. and every time i thought about how i could fix her up and make her look pretty again i began to hyperventilate. normally i have no problems fixing up a piece of furniture, but the pressure of this piece overwhelmed me. so it sat for awhile in a corner, naked from a quick sanding, while i dreamed of what she could become.
a few weeks ago my mom called and said she was going with a friend to dallas for an annie sloan class. i was so jealous!! i've been dying to try the chalk paints and when she asked if she wanted me to pick up some stuff for myself i jumped with glee at the offer. i thought this would be perfect to do for my desk.
and so this weekend and some annie sloan paint and wax later...girl's got herself a new look. and if i do say so myself she looks fabulous.
i absolutely LOVE this paint. such a dream to work with. although it's a bit pricey i think it is worth every penny. i didn't even use a quarter of the paint can to cover this piece and it's matching chair. it goes on so easy, covers amazingly well, and dries fast. i used "old white" and "paris grey", then used the dark wax to give it a frenchy feel. took an afternoon...that's all. my mom and i are going to redo her guest bedroom armoire and headboard with the chalk paint and i can't wait to see how it turns out on a larger piece.
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