Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bookcase Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I've painted another piece of furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk paint.  The jury is still out on this one.  I think I need another coat and more distressing.  I'll work on it again soon, just haven't had time in the last few days.  
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Here is the bookcase before.

Here it is with a coat of Annie Sloan Old White.

Here it is "all decked out".

You can't see it very well, but I used the dark wax on the medallion on the top shelf.  I have only lightly distressed in a few places.  I really like how the paint covers, and how quickly it dries.  this shows one coat of paint.  I went back over it with a brush wet with water and thinned it somewhat.  Great paint to work with, I just need to keep trying til I get the hang of distressing. I really like the coverage this paint gives too!  I'm thinking I will order the light blue next time.  
This was a thrifty makeover, only one coat of paint.  I have plenty left for my next project. 

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