Friday, August 26, 2011

Green Vanity Reveal using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint



I am so excited to show you the vanity I just got done working on!

I was drawn to the beautiful 1920's urn detailing. Structurally they are in great shape, the finish, for it's age, was really not that bad. But I envisioned something a little bit more lively to bring out the details. This is the first piece of a bedroom set I got a great deal on from my Picker.
I have had it sitting in my garage until I figured out what I wanted it to look like. I have worked on it for a week, it is a pretty small project, but I really wanted it to be special. I took my time between coats to let it dry thoroughly.

For the detail, I used Duck Egg Blue, which next to the green looks more grey. I used Annie Sloan clear wax & applied 2 coats. I started with ASCP in Antibes Green & blended it with a bit with Old White. 2 coats is all I applied. I then did a bit of sanding to distress it a bit.

I love how the details now just POP out, where before they were awash with the darker wood.



Here it is set up in my bedroom, beside my bed. Our new bed (which will be getting a new paint treatment very soon), is very tall. A shorter nightstand would not do. This is a perfect height to use as a bed side table as well! The French chair I just purchased on Craiglist, and I can't wait to get my hands into that to paint & reupholster it! I will share when I am done with it. I am not sure if I should do a different color combination on it, like just Old White with a fun bright fabric,
or keep the set the same in hopes someone will want to buy the full set.
any thoughts?



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52 comments:

  1. Just beautiful-love the color and how it makes the details stand out!

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  2. Holy cow! This is really beautiful. I don't really like most painted furniture but you picked a color combo that really makes this piece sing! I'm hugely impressed with this!

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  3. Really lovely remake Bonnie :) I see you are a brand new blogger, so I'm Following ya!

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  4. Thank you gals, my first official comments & they mean the world to me! Thanks! :)

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  5. Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's blog... you did a gorgeous job on this! I love the colors. The chair would be beautiful painted in the blue color to match. Cheers ~ Christie

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  6. It's beautiful! I love the colors you picked and I can't wait to see what you do with that delicious. chair. Welcome, Welcome to blogging!

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  7. Sarah, thanks you!
    I am so amazed @ your & other blogs I follow, thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity in your blog and I'm admiring all your creative posts. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  9. Hi Bonnie, I'm new to bloggING also! Nice to find another newbie.
    Love your green table. You did a beautiful job. I will look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us!
    Mandy
    www.projectqueen.org

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  10. The color for your table was just perfect. You did a great job with it...

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  11. Thank you for the sweet comment about the color of the vanity, I do love it!

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  12. love it great job I think I would do the chair the same as the vanity That way if you do sell it, you can sell it as a set Just my thought

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  13. good idea! I have 2 more pieces that came with this set. A full size headboard/footboard & a tall dresser. I am not sure if I should do everything the same or all coordinating colors so they CAN match up, but don't have to. Thoughts?

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  14. Hi, there! I featured this here, pinned on Pinterest and facebook.

    Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  15. Your table is a beautiful color and has gorgeous detail. You did a fab job!

    I'm stopping back by to say Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you will link up again next week! I'll be looking forward to seeing you!

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  16. Love the colors on the vanity! It really highlights the details. I'm a new follower.

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  17. Thank you Gals for the nice compliments!!

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  18. I still have not tried the ASCP.....your makeover looks fantastic, though! I am linking from 2805.

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  19. I am actually going to NY next Friday to visit family. There happened to be a ASCP workshop in NJ, about an hour and a half train ride from the city. I am going to go (will be dreading it when the alarm goes off, as the class starts @ 9!) Bt I think it will be soo worth it! I can't wait to share the workshop info with everyone!

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  20. Oh my...her makeover looks outstanding with that ASCP. Come by and join me at my weekly NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY…hope to see ya there!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. I really like the transformation of this lovely Vintage piece... the detailing on it is charming and that new color really makes it eyecatching.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  22. Hi Bonnie, I love that color. Been wanting to try it and this is the first I have seen someone use it. Very pretty redo. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. PLEASE add my link or button.

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  23. It's a lovely piece of furniture and you did a wonderful redo on it! thank you for joining Thrifty Things Friday. Have a fun week!

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  24. Very nice. I like the two colors, and the subtle distressing.

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  25. What a beautiful piece, and a nice addition to your bedroom. I am going to be your next follower. I am looking forward to seeing the bed and chairs remake.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  26. I've been wanting to try out the Antibes Green chalk paint. The vanity turned out great! I would love to add this to my paint and furniture galleries on my site www.involvingcolor.com and include you in a feature post. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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  27. This is GORGEOUS!
    And I love the idea of using it as nightstand too.
    I have that problem with my tall bed.
    Guess it's time to find a vanity in need of a creative paint job! :)

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking A Mother Seeking...This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

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  28. Hi Bonnie, this is fabulous! what a fantastic job and great color combo, thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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  29. Oh my goodness! The color is fantastic! What a wonderful transformation! I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share--
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-4.html

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  30. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/09/your-whims-wednesday-24-and-features.html

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  31. Gorgeous! I'm here from My Girlish Whims. I'd love it if you'd come over and share this at my link party going on now.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  32. Oh, that's fantastic! what a great color!
    -Catherine

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  33. Bonnie! Oh my heavens! That is absolutely glorious!

    That color is just astonishing.

    Okay, that's it. I officially need to order some of this paint to play with and quit drooling all over fabulous projects like yours!

    Thanks for linking up to Alphabe-Thursday!

    You have wonderful design skills!

    A+

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  34. What a great piece! You did a superb job! I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing. Hope you can visit me sometime :)

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  35. okay, you are rockin' the chalk paint! i have my yet-to-be-opened antibes green and now i'm inspired. love the touches of blue!

    amy

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  36. Great new look for a sweet vanity!

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  37. thanks so much for sharing this on my blog-- I absolutely love that you took some chances and used these colors! Stunning--Jessica

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  38. what a shot
    of color and pizzaz
    you gave to that lovely piece

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  39. Bonnie, that is an exquisite makeover! The colors are wonderful. My initial instinct would be to paint the chair the green or blue to match, but the more I think about it, the more I like the old white idea with a fabric that coordinates with the vanity. Either way, it will be stunning. Wish I had access to ASCP here. I want to see the colors before I buy.

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  40. Here from Perfectly Imperfect...LOVE the green! It's so wonderfully unexpected!

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  41. So pretty.. So pretty--Just wanted to give you a heads up I featured this on Share the Love Wednesday this week. Thanks so much for linking up!
    Mary

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  42. I loved this piece before AND after.

    =)

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  43. This is a lovely piece of furniture and what you have done to it really makes it sit up and be noticed. Lovely colour choices! I would definitely do the chair the same colour.

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  44. WOW! that is beautiful!!! i love the color and the details!

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  45. This is very pretty. Great job. Now I have a question for you. I have recently bought an oak desk that had been painted black, probably years ago. I really like how the paint is worn on top and the wood is starting to show through. So I just did some more sanding and was thinking I would wax it next. Could I use a wax that has some tint in it to age the newly sanded edges? If so what color would you use since it will also be going over the black paint?

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  46. This is amazing. What a great find. I always envy creative folks like you who can find an item like that and envision it with even more beauty (and make it actually happen). Great job!

    Alphabet Thursday

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  47. what a great piece! I love what you did to it!!

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  48. Love this piece and I love that you used it as an end table! The color is beautiful ! I'd love to feature it, if that's ok with you please let me know.

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  49. oh my goodness! your piece is gorgeous! i never would have thought to combine those colors, so i'm sure glad you did, because i love it! we just bought antibes & are looking for the perfect piece to use it on. will become a follower & hope to see a lot more of your creativity.

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