Thursday, April 14, 2016

Before and After : Ornate Vintage Chest in Antibes with Gilding

I will have to preface this : I *might* be a little obsessed with Annie Sloan's Antibes Chalk Paint. But can you really blame me??? This gorgeous green is pretty much emerald perfection. I want to paint pretty much everything, including my front door with it!! But I digress. Take a look at the enormous change from Before to After!!

For more details on how I got this look, read on!

Before and After : Vintage Drop-Front Secretary Desk in English Yellow and Cream

This sweet drop-front secretary desk makes me smile!! I updated it from a 60's / 70's-standard stain to a fresh farmhouse style with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in English Yellow and Cream. And, because I've been searching for a piece to add a little freehanded whimsical touch, I painted a bird on the drop front desk surface. It just makes this piece a little more unique! I distressed generously around the edges for a more rustic, farmhouse style shabby chic finish.

I just adore a pop of color, and English Yellow can be more neutral than you might imagine when blended out with a touch of dark antiquing wax! Cream can actually be a little tricky for me, but I adore how the distressing and dark wax gives it the look of almost a parchment color. I can't wait to see this one in a fully designed space - I think it'd be gorgeous with blues and grays, or oranges and rustic stains!! What are your favorite color combinations?

Before and After : Vintage Lowboy Dresser in Paris Grey and Java Gel Stain

This year has been an absolute whirlwind!! I am so thrilled to keep busy, and life is wonderful, but my blogging has been slacking! I am playing catch up and really love getting a chance to look back through some of the bee-yoo-tiful projects we've done lately!

Here's one of my favorites - a totally 60's lowboy dresser / credenza with an absolute facelift! I painted this with Annie Sloan Paris Grey, and put General Finishes Java Gel Stain on the top drawers.

Read on for details of how we got from "Before" to "After"!