Chest of Drawers Transformation with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I took out this
chest of drawers from my garage of countless projects waiting to be tackled. The
blue and white color on this piece was too hard-edged and 70's for me. My goal
was to soften the look of the piece so it would be more contemporary looking. I
chose the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint decorative paint color Duck Egg for this soon to be beauty.
first thing I needed to do was to remove the shelf paper that the drawers were
lined with. Okay the paper was on there good, as in, hurricane-strength-proof. I
needed to surgically remove paper with exacto knife in hand to catch the edges
of the paper and then tear this stuff off little by little. This can be doubly
frustrating when you are outside in 98 degree Texas humid weather. I then
removed the wooden knobs from the drawers because I wanted to replace them with
nice glass knobs to the give the piece an added touch.
I applied 2
coats of Annie Sloan paint to the entire piece. Drying time is fast with Annie
Sloan paint so I was able to apply the clear wax after 1 1/2 hours. After clear
waxing was done I then added touches of dark wax to the entire piece. I used the
new medium size Annie Sloan brush that I just got. I used gentle light strokes
to the surface to just give a hint of aging.
I like to wait at least 24
hrs. for waxes to thoroughly dry. In the meantime, I went out to buy the piece
de resistance glass knobs. There is something about adding cool knobs to
furniture that really puts your piece over the top. Unfortunately, the knobs did
not work out as well as I thought. For some reason, the screws for the knobs
were too long, therefore they fit very loosely. I was so disappointed that I
wanted to cry. Besides, I had spent a small fortune on the knobs. Lucky for me
that I have a wonderful brother-in-law that came to the rescue. He suggested
that I add #8 flat size washers to the screws. Wow, what a difference...the
knobs fit nice and tight after that.
I think she turned pretty good
dressed in her glass knobs!!!