I absolutely LOVE when my customers send me their In Home photos of pieces I have custom painted for them! My customer, Jennifer, picked out the nightstand that I had already painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint using Paris Gray and Old White. In addition to the nightstand, she wanted me to do a headboard and footboard in Old White, with distressing on the details, to complete her guest bedroom.
Unusual for me, I completely forgot to take an unpainted BEFORE photo, but I did snap a pic before I started sanding! You can see the headboard here, with a thin coat of Old White, before I went to town at bringing out all the beautiful curves and details by hand sanding.
This is another of those times where I tell you that the pieces would have been ruined had I chosen to seal them with a wax, clear coat or sealnt from any local store. Commercial paste waxes and sealeants contain ingredients that would have turned that beautiful Old White into a dirty yellowish color, wasting all the paint and time I spent! As always, I used Staples Clear Wax and the final product was and is still just as beautiful as the day I painted it!
She just sent me the photo of both of the pieces finally set up in her guest room, and I think they look great! Both pieces were very boring, blah and outdated brown pieces. Just a little Annie Sloan chalk paint with some sanding and I think they made for a great budget makeover! What do you think? Do you have some pieces in your home that could use a budget makeover?
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