I know in 2011 the big thing was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. And for many the hold back was the cost for a quart...$39 for me. But I went ahead and bought me some Old White and a Clear Wax. I have to say I like the paint A LOT but I am not sure if I love it. I won't go into pro's and con's but what I will say is that I don't regret getting it. I have painted two pieces of furniture and have a few more that I would like to do and I will surely use the chalk paint. Its super easy to paint with (like butta) and amazing to distress. Nonetheless...I will stop chit-chatting and show you the magic.
I bought these two desks in separate places but the one I painted actually looked 'just' like the one pictured. You could tell they were older pieces with original stain and needed some TLC. The one I painted was purchased at a Barn Sale and right away I loved the piece: the lines, the legs, and the simplicity.
Here is the desk/table all painted in Old White...with some distressing and clear wax.
I have moved this table around and used it for many things but currently its a side table next to my sectional. I know the height of it is not to decorating standards (its too high compared to the couch) but I like the look and it fills the space next to the couch perfectly.
This next piece, a small hutch, I purchased at a place called "Treasures n Junk." Don't you just love that name. It was hiding in someones space and I snagged her. It was originally a Robin's Egg Blue-ish color but the color just stood out too much in my home. I went ahead and painted it in Old White and have yet to distress or wax. I keep holding off (its been 3+ months) because I don't know if I want to go the distressing route. I think I may keep it this way and just wax. Its a small piece that doesn't take too much room and holds some of my white pieces just perfectly.
The hutch came with a small door attached on the bottom part. When I painted it I left it off. I have put it up so you can get an idea of the color and what it looked like before it was painted.
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