Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, has become a staple in my workshop! It is the only paint that I have worked with that gives me the look I am wanting to achieve. Playing around with paint and textures is something I enjoy doing. So what better time to show you my new creation!
Today I am please to be featured on Annie Sloan Unfolded Facebook page! I realize not all colors or techniques appeal to everyone but when you paint a lot of furniture you look for other ways to get results in hopes of reaching a different buyer. Sometimes just introducing it to my current clients gives them a new design and color scheme to incorporate in their decor.
Techniques lead people to think of things differently! One of my most popular posts is my Blue, White and Grey dresser. Also, my Farmhouse dresser where I layered paint to get an old worn out look. So when I came across these antique French night stands I knew I wanted a different technique. This time I even used silver leaf to add to the French Patina Night Stands.
Dragging the brush in different directions and throwing a wash of color adds to the aging. When you come across a piece of furniture with great lines, it is easy to fall in love! This one had beautiful pulls and curvy legs.
I used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Napoleonic Blue, Antibes Green, and Louis Blue. I combined the clear and dark waxes to get the patina on the piece. I also sanded a little.
The pulls were beautiful. I decided to keep them and add paint to them. I wanted this piece to look like it had been around awhile. I took silver leaf and rubbed it in various places around the molding to look like it was peeling.
I like to study patinas. You can't really replicate them but it is fun to try. Who knows? You might come close!
Anytime I can put an artsy spin on furniture I am happy! Staying true to the artist in me! lol
I wish the camera could capture how it really looks in person. How the silver sparkles in the light and the hint of green looks like it has a story to tell.
If you follow my blog you know I like different! I want to see something I haven't seen all over the web! It is hard to do that many different projects but I like to think projects like my Audrey Hepburn Dresser, French Piano Bench and Scripture Hutch are different enough to keep you all coming back for more eye candy! I appreciate all of you that do!
I have another one to do so I can have a matching set to sell.
So glad these have storage and a drawer. It makes them unique and that means they will sell easily. Hopefully someone will like them and how different they are. Ready to paint some more!!
What have you done differently lately?
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