Hello and Happy Monday. So, I promised my husband that I would do my best to stop decorating our house for a little while. (Translation: I’m not supposed to buy anything). I’ll admit, that’s a bit like asking a dog not to wag its tail around here. I’m constantly rearranging things and always looking for another little treasure to add, however, this month has given me the opportunity to change up a few things around the house that I already have.
I love my dining room hutch, but I’ve never really cared for the dark wood inside. I had heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but had never tried it. I figured I’d give it a try, and now I’m hooked. For those of you who don’t know, Annie Sloan is the matriarch of an incredible paint that you can use on any surface, no prep work needed. Unlike other paint which requires you to strip and sand down the piece you want to refinish, this paint requires none of that. And once you get hooked, you can really start to have fun playing around with different colors and finishes. A quick search on google images will reveal some pretty beautiful pieces, and they can all be easily replicated by you!
So here is what my cabinet looked like when I started…..
I chose a beautiful color called Duck Egg….
The paint is very thick, so I used a tiny bit of water to thin it out….After it dried, I applied Annie Sloan Clear Wax….
Then, I filled the cabinet with my white pottery and some coral……
My dining room has a beautiful chandelier from the 1930’s…..
The new paint color brings out the pattern in this fabric I have on a few chairs in my dining room.
The paint is available all over the country. If you cannot find a location near you, you can have it delivered right to your door.
Have a great week.