I finally finished the dresser. About a week ago. My mom has been harassing me to get my old furniture out of her house for some time now. We really don't want to take it all but I decided to get the dresser a few weeks back since we needed a sizable foyer piece. I've been obsessing about chalk paint ever since making a trip to Rug and Home and discovering the lovely (albeit $3,000) hutches that had that old world distressed look. Some research later and I realized what could be achieved through the wonders of Annie Sloan Chalk paint. My French Provincial dresser seemed like the perfect candidate for the job! I used Annie Sloan in Florence. The paint is super easy to use because there is no need to prime or sand. I used cheap (natural boar bristle) brushes not the $40 Annie Sloan brushes. I also used lint free towels to apply and remove the clear and dark wax. No wax brushes. I thought about painting the hardware (a different color of course) but decided I like the finish of the original hardware. The paint runs about $30 a quart about $35 for each container of wax. I love our new up cycled foyer piece. It just needs a lamp and a few picture frames.
|Applying dark wax. Looks scary I know.|