Can you believe that I had yet to ever try Annie Sloan Graphite? For some reason, I never had the need for it. I typically go for General Finishes Lamp Black because it is a true, deep black. Annie Sloan is much softer, in fact it is more of a subtle, super deep gray with almost bluish undertones.
I purchased Graphite for a dresser that I am going to work on next week. Oh, my – it is scrumptious! In the meantime, I decided to give it a try on this pair of tables that I picked up a week ago. They are very vintage and have interesting scalloped edges to them. I knew that paint would bring out their best and I was right.
Hare they are now after one coat of Graphite, distressing with 220 grit, with clear wax applied.
And, just one of Lucky’s profile 😉
I must say, as with all Annie Sloan colors, I am a fan! Have a great weekend, everyone!
I have a footstool that I would love to refinish with the graphite color. Yours looks awesome with the distressed detail. I might have to do the same to ours!
How beautiful –
I just painted my bedroom furniture with Annie sloan “Old White”
My first time using chalk paint.
After trial & error it came out so pretty.
I love Graphite. I actually prefer the soft black to the pitch black. If my husband had his way, every piece in our house would be painted Graphite.
These tables are certainly. I an bit familiar with Graphite paint, but these are very nice.
Love them!!! I prefer the graphite over the solid black, gives a soft dimension. And I so adore your last pic, the beautiful Lucky!!!! My first born was a schnauzer, Miss Gretta!!! She was a sweetheart and a half.
These turned out great. And here’s a tip I learned from my stockist. Sometimes using clear wax on graphite it looks cloudy( this happened to me) she told me to use the dark wax over graphite. your tables turned out perfect
Thanks for the awesome tip!
The tables are beautiful
I love the look of the black tables. Nothing is more elegant than black. You do beautiful work and are such an inspiration to all of us. That is why I had to nominate you for The Bloggers Recognition award.
Marie at The Interior Frugalista
I’m surprised you hadn’t used Graphite before Suzanne. Isn’t it just a fabulous color? I just finished a table with it as well and it looks so good with dark wax too. Love your Graphite table makeovers and crushing on the scallop detail!