Annie Sloan Old White Archives - The Painted Drawer

Farmhouse Dresser Update and Annie Sloan Old White

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!before dresser

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!

Annie Sloan Old White is a fantastic soft white.

By itself it can give a soft shabby chic look.Shabby Chic Table in Annie Sloan Old White
It can create that great Whitewashed Wood Finish.Washed Wood  

Or, Whitewash Brick with it!

whitewashed brick with annie sloan old white

With dark wax, it becomes aged and old.chair-1024x720

As a highlight, it really pops!French Linen and Old White

Annie Sloan Old White – perfection!

Creamy White Vintage Tables Before and After

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.

From boring…vintage table

To Shabby and Very Chic! Creamy White Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old White Creamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Vintage Tables in Annie Sloan Old WhiteCreamy White Tables in Annie Sloan Old White

Tomorrow I am going to share Jane’s beautiful and newly renovated dining room where the Rembrandt Red buffet is placed in the perfect spot!

Projects in Annie Sloan Old White

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A Beach Bedroom: Create the Look with Paint Tutorial

We made it to my sister’s beach cottage in Amagansett yesterday!  The bedroom is so beachy and so lovely that I wanted to share it with you.  The furniture is from a shop called Rumrunners in Wainscott, NY (I did not touch it – it came like it) and the bedding is HomeGoods.  The wall color is Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue.  The room ties in so nicely with the beach colors.amagansett beachBeach Bedroom DecorBeach House Whitewashed DresserBeach House Whitewashed DresserBeach House Whitewashed DresserBeach House Whitewashed DresserBeach House BedBeach House Whitewashed DresserBeach House NightstandBeach House Whitewashed HeadboardBeach House Whitewashed HeadboardAmagansett,NY

The furniture above was purchased new and already with that wonderful, washed look.  To create this look, you can give unfinished wood a whitewash using either stain or paint.  Here are videos that I made on the process using Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Enjoy and subscribe HERE for more!


Here is my result using the technique in the tutorials above.  Pretty spot on!Whitewashed Wood

FFM – What a Find!!!

I haven’t been out and about hunting lately because I’ve been super busy with custom work.  So it was a treat to have the morning off last week and go thrifting with my mother.  We had so much fun and I found a few amazing treasures that really made my day!

This little table was one of my scores – it was $9.99 – what a find!!!  It’s sturdy and full of detail, in particular a scalloped top and lovely feet.  And it will look spectacular when painted.  A true vintage gem!CONTINUE READING

Duncan Phyfe Dining Table in Progress

I have been so busy all week working on the Duncan Phyfe Dining Table.  I took a few pics to share (I apologize if the quality isn’t tops but I took them with my phone).  The table base is done!  I used Annie Sloan Old Ochre as a base coat and then applied a wash of Old White.  It was distressed and waxed and now its fabulous detail really pops.  The feet were lightly brushed with paint and then distressed. I happen to love how the metal is peeking through.  I hope you can see the variant of color in the pictures.

Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Old White Painted Base


Hidden Mirrors – Favorite Find Monday

Wow!  The weather forecasters were totally right!  We had over 2 feet of snow and schools are closed through Tuesday.  Another day of sledding, hot chocolate, books and movies awaits! IMG_3378 IMG_3370 IMG_3365 IMG_3357

On to Favorite Find Monday – Hidden Mirrors!

Today’s Favorite Find Monday is completely the result of the snow.  I was going a little stir crazy and my neighbor invited me to come over and use her treadmill.  I jumped at the chance and trudged through the snow to her house.  She took me to her basement and hidden among the gym equipment were two gorgeous mirrors.  They were her grandmothers and she told me that I can have the wooden one – so sweet of her!  I’m going to paint it and put it in Ella’s room.  Isn’t the gold mirror divine?  I had to take a pic to share with you all.  I love basements – they are always full of surprises!DonahuemirrorsHere are a few pics of mirrors that I’ve done in the past.  They are simple projects that really do give a lot of bang for the buck!  I don’t tape mirrors when I paint.  I take paper and tuck it inside the crevice between the glass and frame.  Any paint I get on the glass I can easily remove with a razor blade or even Windex.

General Finishes Basil was used on this mirror and with a wash of the paint over the vintage detail.Dmirror Dmirror2 A Drexel mirror was done in Annie Sloan Old White and distressed.
mirror25mirror5One more mirror to share in Annie Sloan Old White with both clear and dark wax to bring out the details.
Hidden Mirrors

I’ll be back on Wednesday with another Video Quick Tip Tutorial!  Until then, we will be staying warm!

French Linen and Gold Sideboard Transformation – Before and After

Today’s before and after is this fantastic vintage sideboard that was last week’s favorite find.  It is full of detail that was just hiding in that dark finish!

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My client recently downsized to a condo that is filled with great light.  She is in the process of redoing her interior to reflect her new space.  This means lighter and brighter!

The sideboard was finished in a custom mix of Annie Sloan French Linen mixed with Old White.  Gold gilding wax by Cire a Dorer was applied to the detail to make is pop (check out my YouTube channel for the How To Video on the wax).  My client is not a fan of distressed furniture and so no distressing was done on this piece – quite a change for me!  The piece was waxed in both Annie Sloan clear and dark waxes to add depth.

French Sideboard painted in Annie Sloan French Linen with dark and clear wax and Cire a Dorer gold gilding wax - more before and afters on

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My Home and Our Family Room Christmas Decor!

I am finished with my family room Christmas decor!  I scored a few vintage sleds last year at a thrift store and added them to the hearth. On the mantle, I added our little nutcrackers and other decorations. It is a tad busy, not very “designery” (I know that is not a word) but it fits my family and hey, it’s our family room! It’s comfy and cheery.

Just for those that don’t remember, here is the “before” or our room…before2

Here it is today!

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Mantle Christmas decorI posted my whitewashed brick hearth onto Hometalk and many people (I mean a ton) commented that I should spray paint the brass fireplace surround. I still like it brass and especially how it looks at Christmas.  Coffee Table Mantel4

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I missed last week’s link party and will be back tonight with a new link up!

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