Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Whimsical Makeover - The Buffet Edition - Annie Sloan Paint

I am please to have now finished my second Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project. My husband was so impressed by the outcome of our first project that this was wheeled out before the other was even put away. This was a bit of a scary project for me because it was so big and intimidating. However, Sunday night Ron (the husband) helped me apply the first coat. It took about 2 hours. That is not bad.

We had the first coat done and then it was time for bed. I had a hard time sleeping because my head was spinning about how cool this was going to turn out.  I woke up early Monday and worked solid on this project from about 7:30 and had the hardware back on and done by 3:30. The turn around time is amazing with this paint and you don't have to sacrifice quality. Yay!!!




So...here is the finished product!


Duck Egg Blue with Old White accents

I used an antiquing glaze to distress. I like it but I am looking forward to the budget allowing for the dark wax. :)

lower detail

close up of detailing

love the way it rubs off!


I hope you like it! It will be at Carter's Cottage shortly. Make sure to visit it in Downtown Dekalb Illinois!

21 comments:

  1. Looks great! You should attach it to Restored it Wednesdays @ http://restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  2. Simply GORGEOUS!!!! I keep saying I have to try that chalk paint.

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  3. Sue - I joined your blog because I love your furniture items. The pink side table is lovely. You MUST try this paint soon. It would cut your time in 1/2 and no sanding or priming! It looks better too. The only trick part is the price. My husband was VERY firm about how much I could buy initially. After my first project, he was already shopping new colors. He is a handy-man guy and painter and was really impressed.

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  4. I love this and the colors are perfect! I want to use these colors on my buffet!
    Thanks for showing it!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  5. SUCH a beautiful piece! I love the white accents!

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  6. so pretty! i looove that color! what a fun and beachy piece!

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  7. I am from Utah and sell refinished furniture from my home, my blog is sweetblossomchic.blogspot.com, and I was wondering, if you want to give out any secrets, how you get the pulled through sort of streaking affect on your pieces like the little side table on your last post. I think it looks sooo awesome. Thanks

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  8. Beautiful! I absolutely have to follow your blog! I just started blogging a few weeks ago, you should drop by and tell me what you think. I just picked up a gorgeous sideboard today, it looks a lot like yours! Not sure what color she wants to be yet, maybe I'll dream of it tonight.

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  9. Thanks ladies! As for the streaking effect, it all depends on the piece and the wood. I was able to do this with three different pieces and they were all aged and rough. My console table, husband's side table and tiny stool all had a rougher surface that grabbed the paint. I dry brushed them by dipping my brush in the paint the brushing a piece of cardboard first. I didn't want too much paint on the brush. For the console table and stool I used regular latex paint. For the side table I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and it made all the difference. I got pure immediate color on the darkest wood! I really recommend it. I am doing a primitive piece with it now. Good luck!

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  10. I'm so excited to use chalk paint! The white highlights on your piece really make it pop and I love your other work:)

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  11. Fabulous! I haven't tried the duck egg blue, but I may have to hop down the road and get me some, it's gorgeous!

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  12. This is really really pretty! Great job! Just popping in from POWW :)

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  13. Funny! I am a 4th gr teacher and own a booth that houses my painted furniture as well! I am getting nervous about summer being over..love your stuff!

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  14. This is the best buffet makeover I have seen in a long time. Love the lightness of the colors. Great job!

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  15. great job! i am off to try chalk paint next week. wish me luck!

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  16. Gorgeous!! Thanks for linking it up!
    :-)
    shaunna

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  17. beautiful! is this a "keeper" or did it go to the shop???

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  18. Ok, I have been so inspired by the many re/dos or repurposing blogs. We are in the process of purchasing a short sale house. As there is no "dining room" which is fine because in my mind it is wasted space outside of a catchall. This is the type of furniture that I have in mind for our Kitchen/dining area. We have a white/wood kitchen table and I would like to find a piece similar to this and do it so it matches our table. I have read that with the Annie sloan chalk paint that there is no sanding that needs to be done, is that true and is there somekind of seal to put over it? I plan to redo our kitchen table and do the table top just a smidge darker than the current light color and then use polyurethane over it. I am very new to all of this and thus far, have only refinished a porch swing that I received all kinds of compliments on .....the best part was I really really enjoyed it which is why I am trying to soak everything in. In the house we are purchasing, it has a work shop space and YES YES I am very excited but have so very much to learn. Another question I have is.... I see so much refinished furniture in various colors; where are those pieces used. I have had mismatched furniture or handmedown furniture due to finances, is it acceptable to use various color furniture or should it all be matching. Like I said, I am soaking all this in and have so much I have seen that I just love but don't know what the norm is....should everything be matching? Any advice, or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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