February 2, 2012

Chalk Paint Chest

Hey Guys!  No before and after today, just an after.  I won't get too wordy on this one.  But I will let you know that I used ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) for this piece.  This was my second piece to do with chalk paint.  I've since used it on a few others.  I really liked it, but I think it has a time and a place.  For distressing, it works FABULOUSLY!  The wax is also AMAZING.  Like, really, AMAZING.  Too bad it's so darn expensive! :)

I bought this piece from another dealer who was trying to clear out his shop and make room for some new things.  It was already primed when I bought it.

 I used one layer of Provence and two layers of Old White. 
 I used a sanding block to distress.
I used just a bit of dark wax and then sealed it all with clear wax.  The finish on this was sooooo smooth and soft.  I could really tell a difference with the ASCP wax versus my usual wax.

 The hardware was spray painted with ORB.  This piece already sold at Smith's.

I'm linking this piece up here:
 

3 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

very cute! i love the ring hardware! and i love that it was primed already- saved you some work! :)

Sarah said...

I love the distressing. Great work!! -Sarah

Hooked on Decorating said...

Imagine my surprise seeing your dresser on Primitive and Proper's Linky Party! I had to do a double-take thinking I had already posted my dresser. I just refinished this exact dresser and posted about it a few weeks ago. I really thought this dresser was one-of-a-kind. LOL I was wrong.

Come and have a look at your dresser's twin. Wonderful job on the re-do!

http://hookedondecorating.com/thrifty-dresser-transformation/

Carrie
Hooked on Decorating