Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waterfall dressing table & Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I have many irons in the fire right now.  However, I wanted to take a minute and show you a piece I recently completed.

I purchased this waterfall dressing table from one of my favorite pickers, Gail, of Blue's Junk & Primitives.  She finds the best "rusty junk".  

This piece was in great shape structurally, but the finish left little to be desired.  A light sanding to knock off the flaking finish and some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to the rescue!  

 I chose Paris Grey and Old White for the dressing table.

The handles are some type of metal that had a brass-type overlay.  They also had a little surface rust to them.  I gave them a good cleaning and they just weren't very pretty.  So I decided to paint them in Paris Grey and give them a white-washed look with Old White.  I finished them in Soft Wax and a very light coat of Dark Wax.

I gave it some light distressing to give it that well-loved and worn feel.

 I used a stencil on each end just to give it a little extra "bling".

And here she is in all her lovely chalk paint glory!  

She's come a long way from her old neglected self.  I think she would be great as a table behind someone's sofa, a great little laptop desk, or as a dressing table in a little girl's room.

So what do you think of this piece?  Would you have chosen these colors?

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  1. I love pieces like this used in non-traditional ways!! Behind a couch would be perfect! Great job! :)

  2. I love the colors you've chosen for your piece! I recently painted my own waterfall vanity, but kept it pretty basic with a simple creamy white to fit into a bedroom I'm working on.


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  4. Terrific transformation. Would love this behind the sofa with wire baskets stacked in the knee hole.

  5. Oh I think she is great!! What a nice job you did with her. I'm sure she is proud to be her new self and loved again!!


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