All Chalked Up
By crose0 on October 18, 2012
I love a great piece of
painted furniture, don't you?
This dresser has been in my dining room for years-
It began its life in maple-
then it was painted black-
It was then "harlequinned"-
I got tired of it
you know what I mean?
I got my ASCP out and went to town-
my inspiration was from the Wisteria catalog-
I got busy-
First, I began with ASCP Greek blue,
then gave it a wash of ASCP Old White
sorry about the night light effect-
it was really baby blue-
not the silvery blue I was looking for-
I searched the blog tutorials
with all the creative silvery effects but I
was in a time crunch-company arriving-
Don't you always get into a messy room project
when your expecting people?
That's usually when I'm most productive!
it lacked the oomph I was looking for-
I "chalked" it up as a reject
I decided to lighten it up
and went with ASCP in Old White
and after all that
I love it-
it lighten up the room and the light wax
gives it a real finished look!
I painted all the black iron knobs the same color too!
Only thing I changed was the top two larger knobs-
ASCP covers anything-even brass lion heads!
Looks true white in this morning shot but so do the walls
and they are truly cream
It's a new fresh look that I adore-
my inspiration piece was a beauty
but I couldn't get the look of it
and I'm thrilled with this re-do!
Take care, gotta fly-