Working my “cue”

I mentioned last post that I was working on a few furniture painting projects and how I needed to get through “cue” of furniture before I could buy another piece. 🙂

I used Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Old White.  Just like everyone in the DIY decorating blogo-sphere, I Love this paint.  No sanding or priming needed. Just finish with a couple coats of wax after painting and your good!   Here’s a link to a giveaway to a complete starter kit.

This desk has been sitting in the garage since probably May.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a before photo, but I can promise you it was in terrible condition.  The paint was peeling on the legs and it was not very attractive, but  I loved the shape and the size was right.

Initially, I wanted to keep the chippy finish on the original hardware, but once I had picked out a more modern fabric for the seat, I thought the hardware should be updated with an oil rubbed bronze finish.

I used oil rubbed bronze paint from Rustoleum and then hit the edges with some bronze rub and buff.  I finished it off with a spray clear coat to seal the rub and buff.

I used 2 coats of Johnson’s wax on top of the chalk paint.  It went on very easily since it was hot in my garage where I was working.  It does have a slight yellow hue, but not enough to make me unhappy with the finished color.

The desk now provides a functinal use of this pass through area. Previously I had a sitting area with two chairs, which pretty much was just used Emily’s backpack holder. We are loving this new space!

Here’s a sneak peek at the next project to get finished.  It’s in place and just waiting for a final buffing.

Off to go rub this baby down and load her up with craft supplies in my studio. 🙂

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  • Swimtaxi
    July 20, 2011 at 2:53 am

    NICE job

  • ryan
    July 22, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Well done! Perfect piece and a perfect spot!

  • Cynthia
    July 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

    What a lovely piece!!! Great fabric on the chair, too. You're sneak peak looks great, too!

  • Leanne @ Little Flower Linen
    July 22, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    WOW! I love that pedestal table in the background too!

  • Amber and Brad
    July 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Very beautiful! Excited to see your next piece, the colors look great!<br /><br />Would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint Link Party!<br /><br />

  • Amber and Brad
    August 5, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Can&#39;t wait to see your next piece!<br /><br />Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at my Chalk Paint Party!<br /><br />


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