Tuesday, March 20, 2012

my first attempt with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint...

was a great success! I loved using it and was so pleased with the result. 
I found this chest at a local consignment store for $40. I fell in love with the shuttered style of it and could picture it painted white or even blue. It's solid pine, no veneer here, and the sides and back are finished just as nicely in the shutter style as the front.
 Although you don't have to pre-sand to paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I wanted to smooth out a few nicks so I did it anyway. 
I decided to take off the trim to update it more too. 
 All ready for the paint.
 Duck Egg blue to go in Kristin's family room as a toy chest for Nathan.
 I sanded the edges after painting to give it a weathered look.
 See the back detail, nice huh?! 
All painted and ready for the wax. The waxing is a bit of a body-buster though so I purchased an electric buffer to use for the next project to save my weary muscles.
 Look how well it matches her fabric in the room. I love it!
 Ta Da! Finished and all ready for toys. 
It's now safe at home in their Florida family room. 


  1. LOVE it!! Annie Sloan paint is on my list of things to try soon! That is a fabulous chest!! XOXO

  2. beaUtiful!!! Great job! ;-)

  3. we LOVE it! it goes so well in our family room and adds such a nice pop of color. thank you, thank you, thank you!! xoxo

  4. Totally gorgeous piece & I love that you didn't distress it too much. It looks perfect. I'm trying to find an old dresser to do the same thing with, just not having much luck.


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