Annie Sloan Wax

Blue Velvet Dresser – Before and After

Blue Velvet vintage dresser in DecoArt Preservation Chalky Finish Paint Preservation

Blue Velvet perfectly describes this lovely, vintage dresser.  The finish is soft and the muted play of color from dark to light that resembles velvet.  I will add here that this now happens to be one of my all time favorite pieces!

The before (below) was a plain and rather used and abused dresser that I found shoved behind other pieces at a thrift store.  It called my name and into the back of the mivivan (aka Bessie) it went.

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Versailles Tables Before and After

Annie Sloan Versailles Tables

Do you remember my Favorite Find Monday from last week?  I have been hard at work completing the bedroom set for a customer.  Today, I’m sharing the pair of bedside tables.  The original tables were very “orangey” and my customer wanted to tone them down in a pastel hue.  

I used Annie Sloan Versailles to calm them down into sweet, cottage tables.  I added a punch of orange back into the tables with the ceramic drawer pulls and I love the look – especially for autumn!

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Creamy White Vintage Tables Before and After

Creamy White Tables in Annie Sloan Old White

I have been really busy working on Yvonne’s tables.  They are both pretty old and were already cracking in places. Perfect candidates for chalk paint!  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and applied a light coat of General Finishes Antique White as the top coat.  I like to combo these two – the chalk paint makes it easy to distress and the milk paint gives it a strong and harder finish.  Both tables were sanded and distressed to show off their detail and then waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax.  Yvonne has gorgeous gold, silk drapes in her living room and I also added a few highlights in Cere a Dorer gold gilding wax for a few bits of gold elegance.

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Florence Tables Before and After

Florence Tables, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

They’re done!  I did have fun with these.  If you are interested in seeing the progression, you can click above on Video Tutorials and find the “Florence Tables” series.  I have one more video to edit on the finishing touches and will publish it soon.  If you are interested in all of my paint and DIY tutorials, you can click HERE to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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Charlotte’s Broyhill Bedroom Set – Before and After

Vintage Broyhill Bedroom Set in Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Old White

I’m done with Charlotte’s Broyhill bedroom set!  Yippee!  This was a big project and well worth the effort.  The set is sturdy and solid and was the perfect candidate to update with paint.  In this case, it was Annie Sloan chalk paint in a mix of Old Ochre and Old White that gave it cottage charm.

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Lily’s Armoire Before and After

Lily's Armoire in French Linen

This armoire belongs to sweet Lily and she is waiting patiently for its arrival in her newly decorated tween room.  The piece was already very charming but it did have a few issues.  One was a lot of chipping paint.  I am a fan of the chippy look but it is hard to paint over.  It also is missing parts of its original detail.  However, both issues are part of its charm.  It is old, and aged, and absolutely “perfectly imperfect”.  I wanted to celebrate its age and charm and give it new life while not erasing its old.

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