They decided on French Linen for the body of the chest, with Old White on the drawers.
How did I get this look? Read more (plus see the Before and After!) by clicking below!
Since the clients really like the way the wood looks when it shines through a little, we did two coats of Old White on the drawers - this gives a little bit of translucence to the finished piece. (If what you want to achieve is a more opaque finish, I would recommend three coats of any of the lighter Annie Sloan colors - once you apply Clear Wax, the translucence will be even more apparent than when you initially paint.) For a subtle dimensionality, we also put a slight color was of French Linen onto the corners of the drawers before a gently distressing at high points and waxing. For the body of the chest of drawers in French Linen, I first applied a full strength base coat. For the second coat, to have a consistent feel, I used a damp brush for a semi-wash application so that it had a small bit of translucence as well, and just the most subtle amount of wood still peeked through.
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