As I mentioned in my earlier post, I tackled a second DIY makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint yesterday. I’ve had a little accent table that’s been moving around with me for the past several years. I think it was my grand-mother’s and I’m pretty sure it was a smoking table, used to store tobacco and accompanying items. When I first had it as a nightstand in my room back in Pennsylvania, it did have a little glass ash tray type dish inside, but I’m not sure where that went to. The table is really worse for the wear, particularly after being exposed to some extreme humidity, and it lost some of it’s molding on the move to Iowa. I’ve been meaning to paint it forever, and it seemed like the perfect candidate for a chalk paint makeover.
I invested in one quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence Blue because I universally love this shade of blue green and figured it couldn’t go wrong. Prior to painting, I did sand this table a little bit to smooth out some rough edges. I also removed the remaining molding on the door.
After I gave the table two coats of the Provence Blue, I decided it needed a little something more and hand-painted the little frame and accents on the door as well as the accent strip around the top in my leftover Paris Gray. When the paint dried, I applied two coats of wax with a little distressing in between. The new knob is from Hobby Lobby, which I purchased a long time ago for some other project. I don’t love it on this table, so I might look for a new one.
The little table is once again suitable for being seen in public, and I’ve decided she should live at the end of our hallway. After these two small starter projects, I think I’m ready to tackle something bigger. I do love the finish of this paint for furniture so much more than latex. It costs more, but I think it’s worth it for the time saved sanding and priming as well as the ease of mixing colors and that velvet finish.
Have you ever used this paint before? What did you think of it?