Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

So in my antique hunting I found this cool old buffet in San Angelo at West End.  If you are ever in Angelo and like cool old furniture they definitely have lots to look at.  I was in search of a 7ft long buffet or sideboard to use as our double sink vanity in our master bathroom.  So guess how long this piece is yep 7ft and it has a marble top so I thought this would be the perfect conversion piece. 

Before Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I have seen Annie Sloan Chalk Paint all over pinterest.  Last year some good family friends of ours redid their kitchen cabinets in Ruidoso with ASCP.  Then she did several pieces of furniture and posted pictures on facebook. After drooling over how awesome her pieces looked I knew I needed to get some of this stuff and try my hand at it.  

The picture below is after 1 coat of ASCP, the left door has been distressed with sandpaper, the right door hasn't been distressed yet.  

After distressing to what I thought was "enough" it was time to wax.  I got both waxes, clear and dark.  There are several different techniques you can do to wax a piece so I dove in head first and tried the one I hoped would work the best.  I clear waxed the entire piece first and then went back with dark wax for added depth but a not so muddy look.

FYI if you get too much dark wax in one spot just put some clear wax over it and it will pull the dark wax off when you buff it off.

So here is the new vanity after I finished waxing it.

Painted, Distressed, and waxed! Love this stuff

I don't have a picture of it with the sinks on it yet but when I do I will be sure and post it.

Happy Furniture Making-over!


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