When we moved into our new house I did a lot of scrambling trying to buy furniture for my daughters’ rooms. The two of them had shared a room in our old house and to say it was cramped is an understatement. They had bunk beds which took up a lot of the space….and there was not much else.
So I bought some furniture, that looking back, probably wasn’t the best choice. Fast forward a year and I have my own store with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint- perfect. It couldn’t be easier and cheaper to update a few things.
So my eldest has this side table:
She didn’t like it at all- I think more than anything she wanted to paint it. Well, she is twelve and I was painting stuff when I was her age too- so why not?
So they got down to it.
So they painted two coats of ASCP in Versailles. This was Saturday.
Today I waxed and distressed. Then I added a second layer of wax mixed with a touch of Country Grey. This is a technique I learned at Annie Sloan’s shop in Oxford.
After the first waxing which revealed the mahogany- to my eye the contrast between the paint and dark wood seemed a bit artificial to me- so I added the Country Grey to the wax which softened the contrast.
I think it looks pretty good.