Sunday, October 28, 2012

It all started with...

...a $5 cabinet from a garage sale!
It was in really great condition and I couldn't pass it up for that price although I didn't exactly need it.  I thought I could put it in my daughter's room to hold her stuffed animals or something.  I got the idea to paint it but I never painted furniture before. 

I spent an insane amount of time on Pinterest researching how best to paint it.  I came across Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Turns out there is a stockist not too far away and they were holding a class the next morning!  I just showed up and even though I gave them no notice, they let me take the class for the day.  It was a lot of fun and a wonderful learning experience.  I went home that day with a sample pot of Versailles and some clear soft wax.

That night I painted the cabinet.
I started with the first coat of paint out of the sample pot.  I had a cup of water that I kept dipping my brush in and I noticed the color had pooled to the bottom of the water.  I was down to half the sample pot and being the extremely cheap person that I am, I poured the colored water into the sample pot to give it the 2nd coat!  I don't know if that was a good thing to do, but my sample pot was now full and my cabinet had two coats of paint on it.

I waxed it with the clear soft wax and I distressed it with a sander that I think I went a little too crazy with.  I spray painted the hardware oil rubbed bronze.  I am very proud of this piece and will forever make me smile when I look at the photos of it.  I can't look at it in person any more because I SOLD IT!!!  I'll let you know how that came about in my next post.

Linking to
Beyond the Picket Fence
Funky Junk Interiors 
Embracing Change
Southern Lovely
DIY Showoff
Six Sister's Stuff
Restoration Redoux