Picking new projects!

I have a few projects I am planning that I am VERY excited about!  First up? Chalk painted furniture.

Since hearing about Annie Sloan’s chalk paint (which, it seems, everyone is talking about these days) I have wanted to try it, but I never had the right piece to work on.  Well, now I do!

This cute little set was my aunts, my sister had it for a bit, and now they’re mine.  I think they are the prefect shape for refinishing.  I had been eyeing these pieces for years, but their finish made them nearly impossible to refinish – it’s not a finish that can be sanded – but I LOVE the lines of this furniture.  I think they will be perfect for chalk paint!

The desk will be in my daughter’s room.  The nightstand and small dresser (there are 2 of these) will be in our guest room.  (The guest room is project number 2!) For each of these pieces I’m thinking of sticking to neutral colors:Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 10.48.46 AM copy

For the guest room pieces, I’m leaning toward Old White with black knobs and handles, finished off with dark wax.  (I’m working on my post about the guest room – it’s a blank slate and I can’t wait to get some color on the walls!)

The furniture finish should end up looking a little like this:

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For the desk that lives in my daughter’s room, I think a clear wax over Old White for a classic look that will blend well with the rest of her room.  I might even let some of the original gold accents come through:

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Stay tuned for updates as I tackle this project!


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