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Friday, March 28, 2014

Table make-over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This table is one of the very first pieces of furniture I ever bought, a looong time ago.  The natural pine finish and Southwestern style cutouts gave it a very dated look, but nothing a little bit of paint couldn't cure.

The stars aligned when a friend of mine, who is an interior painter with a very creative side, began to really pursue her passion for painting things other than walls and took an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshop at a local Annie Sloan retailer, Studio 184.

I walked her through my house and pointed out all of the pieces that needed a facelift (many) and we chose the table and some Olive paint.
which we mixed with a touch of

She worked her magic and at first I thought I might like keeping the wood top....
no, I don't think so.

 My friend suggested Graphite.

Now that's more like it.

 A little bit of dark wax, some new knobs and voila!

Have you tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? I love the colors and the ease of application. And who doesn't love having a friend ready, willing and able to add her creative touches to tired furniture?

Stay tuned, my friend and I have collaborated on some other pieces, which I can't wait to show you. And like my furniture needing an update, my painter friend is revamping her business identity to incorporate furniture and other creative projects.  More to come....

PS, yes, the new pillows on my chairs were made by none other than my CSIL  

Today I am joining the party over at Best of the Nest
Now get on over there and see what cleverness abounds for March.

also sharing at Miss Mustard Seed


Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design?  I would love to work with you to help your room "feel better."  
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Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Cathy it's truly amazing what a difference paint can make on a piece. Your table looks great with the olive & graphite combination, and I love your cool knobs!! Thanks for linking it up to Best of the Nest!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome! those knobs are SO fun!

Sarah said...

Love it, Cathy!!! Such a difference. The green with the dark grey is so cool. I really like the Annie Sloan chalk paint...gearing up to paint the dresser from my grandmother that I've had sitting around for awhile. So jealous that you have access to a SIL with so much sewing talent:)

PS. Thanks for the confirmation on my new blue dresser:)

Cindy said...

Cathy, thank you for sharing your love of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and your nice mention of Studio 184. Your table's transformation is amazing and combined with your design talent, your room has a fresh and hip look for very little money and effort.

pam {simple details} said...

What a fun update, Cathy! And, those knobs make the perfect statement, they're so unique and the white looks great! I agree with Sarah, you're so lucky to have such a fun and C :) SIL!

Holly said...

This looks awesome Cathy - gives that little sitting area a nice look especially with those new pillows CSIL cooked up too :) I'm actually thinking about using ASCP on the desk for my upcycle challenge - it's so EASY which is what I love.

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

I love seeing the Graphite paint in "real life" - it's a great not-too-dark-black shade! Love how your table turned out!

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