Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My First Chalk Paint Project

I am so bad about taking before pictures. I know I am not the only one who does this, but it is so frustrating.  Any way, this is all you get of the before pic, because I had already painted the drawers! My daughter and I found this lovely little desk at Sal's Army a few months ago. I originally was going to use it in my son's room that I was redoing, but ultimately decided it was too feminine. Plus, I found one that was perfect for him.
It has bow front drawers that make it so unique.

So here is after. I used Paris Grey Chalk Paint. It was so wonderful to not have to prime. Maybe even better was not having to sand like crazy before I started. I did love the chalk paint, but I already learned some lessons on the first piece.  When everyone says it gets
thick and you need to add water, they know what they are talking about. I just had a hard
time adding water at first, but once I did it was so much easier to work with.! It went on so
nice and smooth.
Of course I had to give her a matching chair. I just happen to have a few extras to choose from.
I love her simple but shapely legs.

The top side drawers are so interesting. They start out flat and bow out to match the lower drawers.

I used the original hardware and spray painted it with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze.

So there she is! You can see her in person at Sentimental Journey Antique Mall
 in Olathe, KS. if you live close by.

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  1. Sandi @ Making It Homey said...Wow, this turned out beautiful. I have never seen one that bow's out quite like that. I am in the middle of my first chalk paint project and I didn't use water (sure wished I had). Thank goodness it sands so well. I'm really liking it though. Hopefully it will turn out as good as yours.

  2. Wonderful job! Looks very pretty. I too have never seen one that bowed in the front.

  3. Very cute! Love the legs. Happy 4th!

  4. Thank you for sharing the tip about adding water to the chalk paint. I hadn't heard that before. I am dying to paint my kitchen cabinets in Paris Grey. Yuuummmmmm.

    I am visiting from Funky Junk Interiors.

    The Lavender Magnolia

  5. So pretty! You do amazing furniture makeovers! I'm definitely following. I found you via Funky Junk Interiors - I tried to leave a comment on the buffet post that you linked, but for some reason, I couldn't post a comment. Anyway, love what you're doing here! Keep up the great work! :)


  6. Hehe. I always am forgetting the before pictures too. :) This turned out so pretty. What a great piece. I'm so glad you shared it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful