Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chalk Painted Sideboard - All Done!

If you read about this piece in my last post you'll understand what a pain it was to get it to this point.  It took 3 coats of shellac to stop getting bleed through on my Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Then is took 3 coats of Annie Sloan Pure White.  Then I got creative.  I put one very minor coat of Annie Sloan clear wax, then sanded and distressed it.  Next I used one of my very favorite products, Valspar antiquing glaze (and a wet rag!).  After letting it dry, I put one more coat of clear wax to seal it.  I love this shabby chic look.  Reminds me of all the Rachel Ashwell books I have in my cabinet.  I even painted and waxed the inside of this cabinet.

My favorite part is the hardware, look at this:

I never even took the hardware off!  I really like the effect of the chalk painted hardware, distressed, glazed and waxed.  This piece has made an amazing turn around from the broken, $5, peeling veneer yard sale find that it used to be.

I'm keeping it right where it is for now.  I had a friend make me an offer for it, so we'll see if it stays.  I sure do like to change things around here all the time.  Can you imagine what my husband has to go through everyday?  He never knows what its going to look like here when he gets home from work.  What an easy going flexible kind of guy!

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