I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
Today, I wanted to show you how I painted the vanity in yesterday’s post.
Warning: I am not a professional painter and never will be.
There is no special or secret method that I use.
Basically, I paint, I sand, I seal.
For this project, I decided to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I have attended one of Annie Sloan’s workshops on her American tour, but I have never painted a piece of furniture with her paint.
Although I have wanted to for a long time.
I have heard GREAT things about ASCP. The qualities I am most attracted to is that you don’t have to prime or sand a piece of furniture before painting with ASCP, and it distresses beautifully.
The color of ASCP I chose is called French Linen.
Since I didn’t have to prime or sand, I just began painting with my regular paint brush.
When the paint is wet, it is several shades lighter than the finished color. It will dry into a deep, warm, beautiful gray.
It dries fairly quick. I painted two coats.
Then I sanded the dresser with a sanding sponge on all the raised areas.
It was late at night when I took the next two pictures, so I used a flash. That is why the paint looks like a different color.
After I sanded the raised areas, it was ready to wax.
Before you wax it, the paint looks dry and chalky.
But when you apply the Annie Sloan Clear Wax, that is when the REAL beauty of the paint comes out!
(For a great video on how to apply ASCP wax, watch Shaunna’s video HERE.)
Annie Sloan has awesome brushes to apply the wax, but I don’t own one. So I just used a cheese cloth. I am hoping to buy one of her brushes soon, but they are a little bit pricey.
I was smiling from ear to ear and filling pretty giddy when I was waxing this piece.
Girls, I was falling in love. Ooh-la-la!
I cannot tell you how much I love this color of paint!
The original hardware looks amazing on this piece. It’s old tarnished brass, I believe.
Painting this vanity was exactly what this bathroom needed.
I’m gonna see how the wax holds up to water drops around the sink. I talked to Shaunna, and she said it should be fine. But if I need to, I will apply Minwax Wipe-on Poly.
I love ASCP! It’s pretty pricey, though. Over $30 for a quart. But you don’t have to buy primer, which is nice. It was definitely worth the extra splurge on this piece.
If you have any questions, just let me know. I’ll try my best to answer them.
Have you ever used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?
What did you think of it?