Chalk Paint

French Provincial Bed Before and After

french provincial bed

I’ve been working on a bedroom set for a customer and shared the Pure White dresser makeover earlier in the week (LINK HERE).  Part of the set is a very pretty French Provincial headboard.  As in the dresser, my customer wanted it finished in Annie Sloan Pure White for a fresh look.  Honestly, the transformation is quite spectacular! more here!

Pure White and Fresh – Dresser Before and After

Annie Sloan Pure White Farmhouse Dresser

My customer wanted a brighter white (without as much yellow as Annie Sloan Old White) for a very sweet vintage dresser makeover.  I wrote a post last week on how to take the yellow out of Old White (HERE) but for this piece, I went with the clean and fresh Annie Sloan Pure White.

I didn’t take a proper “before” but you can see the dresser in the background here: more here!

Annie Sloan Color Galleries

Sample Boards

I am very close to finishing the Pure White dresser.  It has taken four coats to cover, which is the issue with any Pure White.  It looks so good and I’ll share soon 😊

I also have been really busy creating more sample boards for my customers.  Each board takes a few coats and then wax.  I plan on doing more with a wash or dark wax applied to show more options.  They are time consuming but well worth it. more here!

Annie Sloan Old White + Old Violet = Cool White

Annie Sloan color mix

I have a great tip to share with all of my Annie Sloan chalk paint fans.  I only just discovered this myself, after all of these years!

I have a new client and I’m working on a very pretty chest of drawers and headboard for her.  She wants it in a bright white.  Annie Sloan Old White has too much yellow in it for her taste.  We are going instead with Annie Sloan Pure White.  It actually – believe it or not – is my first time using Pure White. I went to my AS stockist to purchase it and we started chatting about whites.  Anyhoo – she shared that if you take Old White and add a smidge of Old Violet it actually takes the yellow out of the Old White and creates a lovely, cool white. more here!

Simply White Farmhouse Dresser, Before and After

Farmhouse Dresser

The Simply White Farmhouse Dresser is done!  This piece was found at a thrift store.  It was in good shape but had the typical dings and nicks and really needed a makeover.  After applying and sanding wood filler in places (such as the large holes on the top), I applied three coats of Annie Sloan Old White paint.  It took three coats to cover really well. It was then sanded all over in 150 grit sandpaper to create a super smooth finish.  It was distressed in places and I then applied Annie Sloan clear wax to seal.  I also added fun green ceramic drawer pulls. more here!

Farmhouse Dresser Update and Annie Sloan Old White

before dresser

I decided to keep the farmhouse dresser simple. By simple, I mean classic white.  My favorite creamy white is Annie Sloan Old White.  Here is the dresser as of today!

Below is a post that I originally wrote back in April of 2015. You can see some pretty Annie Sloan Old White transformations.  I hope to have the farmhouse dresser ready to share tomorrow! more here!

Duck Egg Blue Inspiration

Duck Egg

Duck Egg Blue Inspiration  I have a few very favorite Annie Sloan Colors and Duck Egg remains in my top two!  Here is some Duck Egg Blue inspiration that I collected from Pinterest.  So lovely!  I’ve included an Annie Sloan Color Gallery at the end of the post for you to peruse.  So many to choose from!  Have a great Saturday! more here!

My Vintage Coffee Table Will Do! Shopping My Own Home

Antique White Coffee Table

My Vintage Coffee Table Will Do! Shopping My Own Home

I went to a few thrift stores today and also back to Home Goods to try and find a round, glass, coffee table for my living room.  After my rug purchase, I’m in the midst of changing it all around (surprise!) and want a new table for the room.  However, I had no luck today in either the thrift stores or Home Goods. more here!

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