I completed another piece of furniture this week! It's the first one I've painted in Annie Sloan French Linen Chalk Paint. I really love the neutrality of the color! It seems like it would work well with any colored room and accessories. I paired it with pink and green and I love how the pink looks against the gray tones of the French Linen! It gives it a lovely, feminine feel. I imagine it would pair just as well and take on a feel of masculinity with navy or red accessories! If you take a look at the hardware you can get a peek at how my drawer pull painting technique turned out!
Looking at the piece I think it could be at home in just about any decor. It would look great with modern, contemporary, country, and vintage decor. I think that IS the beauty of a deeper colored neutral!
If you can believe it, this piece started as one, BIG, dark, eyesore of a dresser!
|Smile! I'm getting a makeover!|
I gave it the same treatment that I used for my Garden Party Table and Wine Cabinet. I painted two coats of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for even coverage and then I sanded with a sanding block BEFORE waxing. I like how easily the paint powders off when the sanding is done before sealing, but it makes a mess so I wear a mask over my nose and mouth to make sure I'm not breathing in all the dust. I've been coating my pieces with the original clear Briwax but let me tell you....It is STINKYYY! I think when I need a new can I want to try the Toluene Free Briwax because the wax fumes are pretty overwhelming when you are working inside. I finished off by using my easy and mess free method to paint the hardware in oil rubbed bronze!