It’s Sunday evening and the weekend is winding down and Monday is looming (which is slightly yucky) so I thought I would try and take the focus away from tomorrow by sharing one of my more recent projects.
Almost a year ago I picked up a very sweet small dresser with mirror. The mirror unfortunately was smashed during transport and so the dresser sat untouched for quite a while till I could decide what to do with it. Then one arvo whilst numbing my brain with wonderful ideas on pinterest I can across a dresser that instead of a mirror had a chalk board. The PERFECT solution for my little dresser!! So I decided it was time to show this little piece some love and grabbed it out of storage.
Here is the dresser before painting with my husband photo bombing in the background! I am not sure why every time I load this image it goes blurry 🙁
I decided to paint a base coat in a websters chalk paint powder in cream coloured paint blend. It was already looking sweet with the base coat on 🙂
I wanted this piece to be bright and stand out. I decided to make a custom blend of colours and to paint it in 1 parts Provence to 2 parts Antibes Green Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the top coat. I painted the piece in 2 solid coats and then lightly went over it in a third coat to get any spots I missed and even out the patina. I also stippled the paint in some areas to create some texture. Then I painted the back board where the mirror had been in graphite paint.
I decided to add a french graphic from the graphics fairy to the top of the piece. I painted part of it on with a white paint pen an the other with a black paint pen. Then I let it dry completely. Once dry I lightly distressed the piece and then waxed it all over (bar the blackboard) with Annie Sloan Clear and Dark waxes.
This is how she turned out …
Isn’t it just the COOLEST!! I absolutely love the retro feel this piece has and the green colour really stands out. The stencil adds more detail and the dark wax creates movement and dimension. I really love how this piece turned out, it kind of evolved as I was painting it and the end product is better than I imagined.
This would make a fantastic and UNIQUE feature piece. I just love the idea of it being a coffee serving station in a room, with your cool lil coffee machine on top with your pods in an awesome apothecary jar and your coffee supplies and cups tucked safely away in the drawers. Write a sweet memo or draw a graphic or coffee sign on the black board and this little baby would definitely be a standout in any room.