I’m telling you I’ve been a painting machine the last few days!
I can barely see the skin on my hands from all the chalk paint colors covering them. It’s been. a. blast.
I truly hate I can’t find the before of this one–
I found this 1960’s Drexel Heritage buffet at an auction–and it was COVERED in mold.
I tweeted my Twitter pal, Scott, who restores historic homes (how cool is that?!?) & asked for some mold-removing tips.
He gave me some great ones, and after quite a bit of cleaning, and some painting, it turned out to be one of my favorite pieces.
This is the piece you see in my dry-brushing video. I painted the base coat in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey (2 coats), and then dry brushed Old White all over the body and edges.
I kept the original hardware (LOVE it!). Can you tell there’s a surprise peeking out??
Totally me on the outside, rock star on the inside.
I painted the insides in Emperor’s Silk, and it’s just the most stunning contrast to the cool grey.
I sealed the piece with Annie Sloan’s Soft Wax in clear–and buffed it for a subtle shine the next day.
This sassy gal is at my space at Troy Antiques & will be available this weekend at Troy Fest.
And that fabulous sign???
I’ve got the details on that coming to ya tomorrow.
P.S. Head over to my Facebook page to hear my big announcement!
**linking this post up to Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday, Tatertots & Jello’s Weekend Wrap Up Party
That looks amazing! I have a question. When you sand to distress is there a special sanding block you use? The ones I bought are purple and I find the paint looks the perfect color till I sand, then it turns a light yellow color. Any tips? Such a fan of your work. 🙂
Christina- The paint will appear chalky or even a little dull when you start sanding. Once you start applying the wax you will see the areas that were sanded come back to life.
Wow, what a lot of painting!!! You go girl!!
I love the buffet but what really got my eye was the sign on top of it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that! Can I ask where you got that from?
How awesome is this??? love the “rock star” on the inside!!
I love the way your buffet turned out, especially with the punch of color inside. I am also painting my buffet grey and I am using a homemade method of chalk paint, so far so good! I will be posting the finish product soon. Have a good day!
Gorgeous! I love the dry brushing – it gives a very beachy relaxed look and that Emperor’s Silk. I love how it looks different on different pieces. Lovely. Can’t wait to hear about your sign tomorrow. Love it!
beautiful! So nice that you were able to restore a quality piece! Love the surprise inside 🙂 well done. Congrats on becoming a stockist. That is huge!!
Love this and particularly the lively interior. I have tried dry brushing and am not sure I’m getting it right – it’s hard to start with so little paint. Any tutorials/tips??
Annie will be thrilled when she sees the inside of your piece. This is so in keeping with what she teaches us…keep the dream going all the way to the inside…BEAUTIFUL!!
I can relate to mass painting going on..same thing here. I have three pieces going at the same time! An antique vanity, a long colonial bench and a buffet. While one coat dries, I work on the next piece. You are so correct….FUN!!
Enjoy your day
The Empty Nest
LOVE the interior contrast! it looks fabulous!
Stockist? Praise the Lord and pass the butter beans. I’m working on my second, soon a third piece and I need a color chart. Lovin what’s happening here but need a color chart! Congrats to you. So exciting!
Beautiful, Wonderful, Amazing, Awesome work. Love it!
Beautiful! LOVE the red interior!
Just in the last two months I’ve found your blog, I think you got the Rock Star thing going inside and out!
Also, I would love to hear some of your comments on cleaning mold off of furniture. I’ve just been using a cleaner bleach.
Could you please post the tips for removing mold and mildew from old furniture? I have several pieces rescued from an old farm house that need help! Thanks!!
PS: I love your inner “Rock Star”.
This is spectacular love the surprise inside. You do good work.. Thanks for sharing I so enjoyed learning the process. Come and see me if you get a chance I am new to blogging would love your visit.
LOVE the red inside. I’m always too shy about using color, but putting it inside seems like a way to get my feet wet using color.
Love this piece! Sooooo beautiful! Hope this weekend goes perfectly!
Hi – that is lovely. One of my favorite ASCP combos – Paris Gray with the Old White drybrushed – very Gustavian look – don’t you think. Love the red inside (I adore that color!).
Wonderful blog – will return again!!
I can hardly wait until you open your online store!! I’ll definitely be getting some chalk paint from you! Also, that buffet is AMAZING.
Very pretty 🙂 I have a hutch and plan on putting my grams blue willow china in, maybe these colors and technique would work with the indigo of the dishes 🙂
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