Well I finished it ! ( not waxed - but otherwise it's finished )
It's soooo difficult to get photos in a tiny space - I'm like an acrobat trying to do this !
I painted this piece in 3 layers.............( 4 if you count priming it ) but they were all very quick applications
Once I had primed it - I kind of liked that greyish color that comes from one coat of primer over wood
( those of you that paint furniture know exactly what I'm talking about ) those of you that don't paint furniture, it almost turns out drift wood ( ish ) looking.
Here's what I mean
So I gave it a coat of Paris Grey ( Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - all three steps ) and trimmed out all the edges with Pure White - sloppily actually - because I did NOT want a pristine look for this piece.
and then I made a " wash " using French Linen / water ( half - half or so )
I brushed the wash on - and then rubbed it all over with a paper towel - until it looked like this
Make sure your cloth is damp for this process so that the paint can soak into other layers................
And rub it all in until you're content with the results -
This is only paint - if you've used too much, you can simply add more of the darker color - not enough and you can add more of the white................
The end result was exactly what I was going for - aged layers of paint and washes.
I had this applique on hand and decided to add it to the middle drawer on top
Doesn't it look like it was meant to be there all along?
This didn't come with a bench - I have a couple in storage but for now I just grabbed a tiny one I have here after I painted it Paris Grey
and then I placed a faux sheep skin rug on it ( IKEA 14.99 )
and that's it !
transformation complete !
I can't wait for the little ones to see it - it's in " their " room after all
Have a wonderful day everyone !
I'm, once again, having computer problems - took me forever to upload the photos to this post -
Have to call my son-in-law over for supper LOL
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