Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Minty Stenciled Chest

Having spent 5 days in NY, I was ready to get my hands back into some paint! I bought this chest from a gal who I also got my end table I painted Antibes Green. You can see that post here.


I loved that it is a small piece and has the cutest little wheels on it! She had painted it purple but left the top stained.


I had so much fun figuring out what I wanted to do with it!


I started by using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for the body & mixing Old White & Antibes Green until I got a soft minty color for the drawer fronts & top.


I then applied a stencil, and sprayed it with Krylon Classic Gray spray paint.


I waited until after one coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax to sand & distress it. Something I learned in my ASCP workshop I attended over the weekend. (I will be posting about that in a day or 2).
Check back, as I will have LOTS of photo & great info from that workshop!
By waxing it first, you can eliminate all the chalk dust that gets everywhere! I just made sure I applied a 2nd coat of wax, this time mixing the clear & dark wax.

I rubbed the hardware with Silver Rub n Buff. LOVE that stuff. Anyone know how the heck it works? I mean you only have to have the tiniest bit on your finger to rub on the hardware & it turns it silver (or gold if you are using the gold).


I decided to randomly place the stencil on the chest, even wrapping it around one side. I wanted the whole thing, including the stencil to have an aged look to it.

Isn't she cute??

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15 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love the green color you created. And the stencil is fabulous! Great job.

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  2. thanks Meg! I could not find you button to show I linked to you?!

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  3. This is so pretty, you nailed the aged look. I am a new follower.

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  4. She's cute reminds of spring! Don't you just love Rub'n Buf? I'm your newest follower stop by for a blog visit.

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  5. Absolutely lovely! Love the color. Found you via Creations by Kara. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

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  6. Another beautiful piece Bonnie!

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  7. Thank you ladies! I was surprised how easy this was!!

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  8. I love your dresser. I found you at Under the table and dreaming link party. Stop by sometime at homesweetbutterfly.com

    Vanessa

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  9. Absolutely adorable! It jumped off the page at me at the Between Naps link party. :)

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  10. This looks so great -- I love it!
    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  11. I love both the colors and the stenciling!

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  12. So pretty, that green is gorgeous!

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  13. Wonderful job. I like the addition of the stencil. Makes it so unique.
    Thanks for the sweet comment @ www.DavisDomestications.com :)

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  14. Oh that is really pretty! The colors and stencil make this old piece look very modern. great job.
    Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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