Today on Hometalk I posted one of my favorite projects.
It has to be this…
I knew I had to have this piece the moment I saw it on Craigslist.
In it’s unfinished state I knew it could be something special.
It’s almost as if it spoke to me
– it had me at “hello”.
It was my first “Big” furniture makeover and it scared me,
but I was determined and dove right in.
I wasn’t going to let my big, huge “FEAR” step in the way.
I am so glad I said, “I can do this”!
(Did I say… YOU can too!)?
It was actually easier than I thought.
Do you want to know how I did it so you can do it too?
Just a little investment of time and then YOU will have a masterpiece too!
Have I convinced you?
You CAN do it!
Here’s an open invitation
to open your doors,
muster up some courage,
and give it a shot.
What do you have to lose?
Let’s gather our supplies and get the show on the road!
Annie Sloan – Paris Gray
Creamy – Sherwin Williams
Annie Sloan – Clear Wax
Paint supplies… Brushes, Tape, Tarps, Cleaning Supplies etc.
You can see my previous post about this piece by clicking here,
or follow this step by step guide.
(Since this was my first big piece, I do not have tutorial pic’s,
but I think you will get the gist).
- Prep, prep, prep. This means clean, clean, clean. We want the paint to adhere without any grease or grime.
- Paint with Annie Sloan – Paris Gray. This is one of my favorite colors, and I am still in love with using Annie Sloan paints. It is worth every penny indeed. I decided on 2 coats for excellent coverage.
- Once dry, I used a dry brush technique with Sherwin Williams, Creamy. I dry brush by taking a pretty worn brush and dabbing it in the paint. Then use a paper towel or cloth to dab the paint off of the brush. Then brush and wipe quickly with a scrunched up paper towel. I know there are several clever ways of doing this online. This is what I find works best for me.
- I also painted the hardware with Creamy, not too heavy. I liked the original hardware color coming through. This is up to you, go with your gut. I know it will be beautiful.
- I painted the accents in Creamy and the inside of the wardrobe drawers as well.
- Mod Podge was used to adhere the sheet music to the inside of the shelves.
- Lastly Annie Sloan Clear wax was applied to the entire piece including hardware.*I did not sand any edges of the drawers etc., I felt it was nice left alone without any extreme distressing.*
I hope to see all of your cool projects!
YOU can do it too!