February 10, 2013

Box With Drawer Thingie Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hi Everyone,

I have a few little painting projects that I have been
putting off for a while now. 
 I have also been thinking about trying out the
very famous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.


I have really hesitated to purchase this paint because of the price.
However, I finally decided that it might just motivate
 me to get to work on some of my projects.
So I ordered my first can of ASCP in Old White.


First up was the box with drawer thingie that I showed you 
just before Christmas.


I applied 2 coats of the paint, sanding between each coat.
Then I waxed it with some Minwax Paste Finishing Wax
that I already had.


The pattern on the front is actually a piece of shelf liner that
I just cut to size and attached with plain old white glue.

Here it is all dressed up with some accessories!



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{ this before and after really kind of amazes me }


I loved working with the chalk paint.
It is easy to sand and becomes silky smooth.
The finishing wax gives it a nice, subtle sheen.

Just knowing that I don't have to do any boring and tedious
prep work makes me much more motivated to start a project.

I have a feeling a few more things around here are
going to be wearing Old White pretty soon!

So watch out kids, you've been looking a little
 rough around the edges lately!

Thanks so much for taking a look at my little project.
It's much more fun when you have someone to share it with!

13 comments :

  1. JoAnne...you did a wonderful job. I really love this. Is it a breadbox? I've never tried the ASCP so I love to hear opinions on it. I have a few projects that I'm waiting to do when the weather warms up so I just may invest in this. I love how you used the shelf liner paper! What a great idea! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. JoAnne,

    Your project turned out wonderfully! Wow- I was so excited wh en you first showed us and now I am in awe at how awesome that piece has become.

    WELL DONE!

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  3. I love them both. The green would fit best in my house, but the white looks so fresh and crisp.

    Great job!

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  4. it came out really pretty! well done!

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  5. What a transformation! I love your addition of the shelf liner piece.
    Brenda

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  6. It turned out fabulous....great transformation!
    ~Des

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  7. it turned out great! i have never tried the paint either, since i am such a cheap-o. i would like to try it sometime though. did you find it was easy to apply or was it very thick, hard to spread with the brush?

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  8. That turned out great! I've never used chalk paint before either. I am hesitant because of the price too but now I just might have to try it. I love that you don't have to do any prep before painting.

    Lori
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  9. Love the little drawer box thingy - you made it wonderful in white. The pink makes it special.

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  10. Pinned. Love the checks and your color choice:) New follow. Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/lombard-gable.html

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  11. This is lovely, I always like before/afters....the shelf paper touches it off nicely, I have never painted with chalk paint before but have been seeing this is popular way to do things, you learn so much blogging. Thank you

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  12. it was cute before..it was YOU after!

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  13. Such a pretty makeover!
    I gave you an award - see here; http://katiescreative.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/liebster-blog-award.html

    x

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