Hello you lovely people (or person) reading my blog!!
It’s 10:15pm and waaaaayyyyyy past my bedtime. I have some sort of yucky virus and should be asleep but I thought while I am here on my laptop eagerly scouring pinterest (which I warn you is highly addictive) I should share a project that I finished yesterday.
If you have been following me on FB you would know that recently I picked up an assortment of furniture treasures at the Maldon fair not too far from where I live. Amongst them was this super duper cute side table, very boring finish but great lines 🙂
I um’ed and ah’ed about what colour to paint this piece. My gut said ‘stick to a colour you know and love’ my husband on the other hand said ‘paint it pink’. Yes you heard me, he said I should paint it PINK!! Ok to be honest I have never really been a fan of pink. Maybe its all those memories from years in primary school hearing the kids taunt some girl for wearing pink ‘pink stinks’ etc, but whatever the reason I have to admit that my first thought when my husband said pink was STINKY PINKY followed by a slight cringe and a random vision of Miss Piggy from the Mupets. After some convincing I decided to see what Annie Sloan Chalk Paints I had in pink. I settled on a colour called ‘Antionette’ … the oh so French name of the shade of pink already made it easier for me to crack the can and have a look. I have to say that my perception of pink is slightly Jaded by that ‘Matel’ barbie colour that I just don’t like, but upon cracking the can I was pleaseantly suprised. The colour I saw was not poxy, not barbie and definately not ‘Stinky Pinky’ … What I saw was creamy pale blush perfection with a hint of grey undertone. I was so suprised by this dusty pale shade of pink that all my dread vanished and so I got painting.
I knew for this piece that I wanted to texture the paint to create and aged layered effect, so I decided to add a little Paris grey into the equation.
Well after some painting, some sanding, some light wax followed by dark wax I ended up with this little beauty!!!
It was nearly perfect, in fact the only downside wasn’t the colour but the fact that this piece only had one handle (which i really loved) that I couldn’t match up with a replacement. Of course when you REALLY like the handle you have, nothing else seems to come close to being acceptable. But after a tense 20mins in the handle shop with my husband we finally settled on some handles.
And here she is!! My beautiful finished pink piece in Antoinette. Feminine frenchy perfection and up for grabs too!!
Isn’t she just divine ?? 🙂