We lovingly refer to this piece as the Beast. It comes by its name honestly, in that we had trouble even finding a way to transport it. When it finally made it to our garage, it almost didn’t clear the rafters! It’s a big one! And heavy!
Remember Audrey, the owner of that cute little turquoise vanity? Well she sent me some photos of her bedroom furniture, which was really nice, heavy duty furniture. But she was looking for a new look. She definitely likes the vintage-y weathered look and wondered if there was something we could do to update it.
After showing me some inspiration photos, we set out to tackle the beast. I decided this was the perfect time to try out the infamous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I’ve heard so much about. We picked a color that would work with her neutral color scheme and coordinate with the wood beams in the room. After a good sanding and cleaning, we painted the outside with Annie Sloan’s Coco. Hmmmm. It needed something else to make it pop a little. So I got some Old Ochre for the details. Then we lightly distressed and white washed the whole thing to give it a little character. Finishing it off with some Minwax Finishing Paste Wax in Special Dark.
The tough part was figuring out what to do with the rattan panels. We were able to pop them out and replace them with planks that we stained and painted and sanded until they looked right. Then,we painted the inside with Old White and Coco.
We kept it a little more simple with the dressers. First we primered then painted them with Annie Sloan’s Coco, as well, then lightly distressed and gave them a nice coat of dark wax to get in those little details.
Phew! That was a big project!
Happy Friday!!!!! Do something creative this weekend!
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