Here is the very old and beat up chest of drawers in its “before” state! It really had been very badly treated through the years but it still had maintained its charm.
I decided to use Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old Violet. I first added a drop or two of Pure White and mixed it. I applied two coats of the lighter hue, sanded it back and waxed it in Annie Sloan clear. Using the Pure White, I lightly applied it onto the details. And, guess what? I didn’t really like it. So, I made a wash of Old Violet without the added Pure White and applied it over the piece. I then sanded it again and waxed it (again!) and it softened up the finished color perfectly. Using gold gilding wax, I went over the details and sanded them back to distress.
Now, on to the hardware. The original pulls were not in the best shape. Home Depot carries some decent brass pulls for $1.29 each. I aged them with paint and gold gilding wax and they look the part!
Here is the “after”!
I feel she has totally maintained her vintage charm in this makeover!
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The Annie Sloan Old Violet Desk
It’s so beautiful, Suzanne. You’re a very talented person. I always love looking at your transformations.
Thank you so much, Elisabeth!
How wonderful to have breathed new life into that beauty!
Thanks, Cheri! Yes, it is alive again lol!
so Beautiful, I wish it was mine!
Thank you so much, Barbara!
tHE CHEST Turned out beautifully. I’m just about to start on a similar chest project but I will be using Blush Pink on mine for my daughters new house. She’s going to make one bedroom her closet. We’re going to do it up all girly, pink and fun.
Hi Jean, that sounds like fun! Have fun with it!
Awesome job! You can really see the potential in an old piece of furniture!
Thank you so much, Jan!
I love to see how you take a beat up, unloved piece of furniture and transform it into something beautiful!
Thanks, Pam! It is very rewarding!
One word STUNNING!
Thanks so much, Patricia!
what a beautiful transformation.
Thank you, Debra!
Thank you, Pamela!
Cynthia Chilson Finger
Another gorgeous makeover, Suzanne! I’ve never painted anything with Old Violet, but what a pretty color. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia