Last summer I bought, repainted, and then refurbished an antique baby crib for my new grand daughter for when she has a sleepover with Grandpa and Grandma. If you would like to revisit that post, you can click here. (It is the last item on the posting.) My review and thoughts on chalk paint at that time were that I would stick with my old latex paint when painting furniture. I am officially going to change my opinion. The chalk paint I used in the first go-around was some I had bought at the local flea market that was homemade. This time around I decided I would cough up the extra bucks to go with the original Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, wax and brushes. HUGE difference. The paint sells itself and did everything they claim it does. Where I purchased it, it sells for $36.95 per quart. Pricey, huh?!!! My project is the vanity in the master bathroom. It is my guinea pig project in working up to painting our kitchen cupboards. They told me I would be able to paint 2 vanities and another small project with that quart ( if I applied 2 coats) and by the looks of the can that is exactly how much I used. So the paint for the vanity actually only cost around $15.00. Here are my before and after photos:
Here is the before photo. We have been in the process of remodeling this bathroom. Last year we replaced the flooring which was carpeting with this porcelain tile that looks like barn wood. We also replaced our old leaky shower door with a new clear glass one and replaced the vanity top and faucet. We repainted both the walls and ceiling as well.
I took the drawers out and removed all handles and thoroughly cleaned the vanity both inside and out.
The drawer fronts actually screwed off from the actual drawer which made it so much easier as I was able to set them all up on a card table to paint them.
I chose the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Graphite. As you can see, chalk paint has a very matte finish. Here is our finished with the painting and before waxing photo.
TA DA! I used a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax on top of that. I am super pleased with the outcome.
I now feel ready to tackle the kitchen cupboards after we have the discussion of what type of countertop we are going to replace the current one with. It takes us so long to do anything because we have such opposite taste. Oh well…let the discussion begin! (I was not paid for this endorsement by Annie Sloan, it is just my personal opinion.)
Now for some information on the purse I made and showed you in my last posting as have had a lot of questions about it.
This is the book that I chose my pattern out of. Purses Bags & Totes by Cindy Taylor Oates. You can probably pick one up at your local quilting store or have them order it for you. If you don’t have a local shop, you can order it here. It is a paperback book and contains 14 different patterns. This is the second bag I have made from it.
We had a four day weather teaser from Miss Spring but today Old Man Winter is back with a vengeance just in case we have forgotten that it is still February. Stay warm and safe while we count the days to Springs’ return!