I thought I would show you a few of the before and afters of some of my newly acquired furniture pieces. This little sidetable came from The Salvage Yard and I only paid $15.00 for it.It was pretty ugly with a stained formica like top on it.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I got at Audrey's here in Phoenix. I only used half of a sample size pot for this whole piece!! After painting the inset with "Old White" and the body with "Antoinette" I used my own glazing liquid to distress and age it before applying the soft clear wax to it.
This is my new studio bookcase sitting in Goodwill patiently waiting for someone to come along and give it makeover! It was only $30.00!
And here she is all happy in a coat of Old White and a few wooden appliques to help soften her previous "contemporary" look. I finished this whole thing in one weekend!!
This transformation is by far my favorite. My hubby and I bought this china cabinet shortly after our marriage in 1999. I hadn't developed my style yet and so because it was the shape I wanted I agreed to it. I've been wanting to get rid of the dated oak for many years now!!
Finally hubby said yes!! Yeah!!! I ran over to Audrey's the very next day and bought a can old Ochre and a sample size of "French Linen" I wish you could see it person! It looks so much better!! I removed the glass panels in the doors and hope to put chicken wire in there eventually. For now I'm happy to leave it just as it is!!!
I will never use latex paint to redo furniture ever again. I recently painted the oak columns in my house using the same latex paint we did the kitchen in. After doing 3 projects in a row using ASCP, I realized how much of a pain latex paint is and how easy it is to get a fabulous finish with the chalk paint!!
Now... what else can I makeover????? (wink)