In January, I went to a local store hosting a Beginners Annie Sloan Chalk Paint class. I have had a few projects go wrong using off-brand chalk paints and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I had a few projects in waiting and couldn’t wait to see what the finished Annie Sloan Paint would turn my orphaned furniture into.
My first project was a side table I got for FREE at a garage sale where the family just wanted to get rid of their furniture quickly. If you bought anything, they gave you a choice of 2 other things to take home. I chose two side tables that needed a lot of TLC.
I apologize because, in my haste to begin this project at the workshop, I forgot to take a picture of the original aged brown finish on this side table. This is my first coat of Annie Sloan Graphite. I was impressed how quickly (within 20 minutes) it had dried.
After the graphite dried I applied Annie Sloan Burgundy. After it dried I did a little sanding so the graphite would show through and then used Dark wax to seal the project.
Here is the side view of the finished project. I actually slid this against our sofa but the lighting was too dark to clearly see the project.
Here is the front view which faces an open space that people walk by.
I rescued this beat-up lamp from the ReStore at Habitat for Humanity for $3.00. It was pretty chipped but I wanted to try one of the new paints I purchased at my workshop. I am now becoming obsessed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
You can see it needed an upgrade. Because it had a lacquer finish, I sanded it lightly with a fine 150 grit sandpaper before painting. After sanding I started in on painting it with the color “Provence.”
You can see by the photo that after one coat it still needed a second coat, which I gave it after a 15 minute wait time.
Voila! I placed this pretty blue lamp on the newly painted table and now have another side table with ample lighting for reading! After looking at these pictures I’m thinking I’d like to stencil the lampshade. What do you think, should I? And, if so, what color?
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