Posted by Judy Cholfe on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Under: DIY



Hi everyone! Another weekend “bites the dust”…However, it was a beautiful weekend. The sun was shining, the birds were singing somewhere, and it was a balmy +10c. My husband and I were finally able to get out walking on the Sunday.

Today, I want to show you a project I have just finished, using “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint”. While I have never used it before, I found it quite simple to work with to give me my distressed, Shabby Chic furniture pieces.

This small chest of drawers was a "found" piece from my father…

The drawer fronts look like two drawers, but there are actually only three drawers on the unit….

There is a pull-out table too.
The finish was nice, but I wanted to try my hand at distressing….

This is the first coat of Annie Sloan’s “ANTIBES GREEN”.

I left the interior and outside edges of the drawers green, and painted the fronts with Annie Sloan’s “OLD WHITE”. Prior to painting the white, I rubbed candle wax over the edges where I wanted to sand. This allowed me to sand without going below the green paint. After painting, I rubbed Annie Sloan “SOFT WAX" over each surface….then sanded the edges…..I used one of those dish-washing sponges with the scouring pad attached. I kept it damp and alternated between the scouring pad and the damp sponge, thus, keeping any dust almost to nothing, which was great, as I was working in a bedroom.

I love the pop of bright green when you open the drawers…

The finished product….It turned out quite well, even if I do say so myself!

I also re-finished an antique mirror, a small cupboard and 2 book-cases, all in the same colour scheme. I did not distress the book-cases though.

One of the book-cases has been painted, (in the back-ground), and the mirror is now being started.

Below is the finished chest of drawers and mirror hung above….

A corner of the mirror sanded…..

The detail really has so much more definition now that it is distressed.

The small cupboard…..

I didn’t paint the whole cupboard green, as I wasn’t distressing anything but the front of the drawer and the doors…….

One of the book-cases before I emptied it and painted it.

The painted book-case, (two the same)……

I didn’t use the Annie Sloan “old white” paint, and neither did I use the “soft wax” on the surfaces because I didn’t want them distressed in any way, so it would have been a waste of chalk paint, and the green is vertical, so felt it didn’t require wax either.

Book-case on the left…….

Book-case on the right…..

This is a center hall on the second floor.

Don’t be afraid to try painting and distressing furniture. You may find that you like the effect and the process of doing it.

Have a great week……Until next time, Judy JC Redesigns

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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