Less is More with Chalk Paint®

Those of you who know me will realize that the thoughts "less is more" and "a little goes a long way" are usually not in my popular vernacular. Well, thanks to my dad he won in the ever popular battle to paint a piece or not to paint. He is always telling me to keep some wood showing.So dad, this is for you!

This piece looks like it was made of rose wood (I think). A wood that has beautiful tones to it, light and dark and irregular twists and turn to the grain. I just couldn't cover up what nature made. But it was scratched, dingy and dull. The inside of the drawer had old milk paint that had almost all come off over time. The only remnants of the original color were on the sides of the drawer. (see below)

I pulled out my trusty Chalk Paint® samples and noticed that Annie Sloan Antibes Green with the dark wax would be a perfect match to fill in the missing paint and keep it's original character. After all this looks to be from the late 1800's to early 1900's (as seen from the square nails in the piece)

Once the paint was dried I rubbed in the dark wax. I looked at the rest of the piece and thought the wood needed a little help as well, so I buffed the entire piece with Soft Dark Wax. It brought the wood to life and covered up those scratches I told you about. She now shines beautifully!


If you are wondering where the beautiful art glass is from Geri, (our very talented glass and pottery artist) made them. You can see more of her beautiful work in  my shop Green Table Gifts.

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