Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Ol' House Thursday..."Lighten Up Part 446!"

I know, I know...I am STILL working on lightening up our living room.  There is a bit of embarrassment that comes with me what this chest of drawers looked like before.  Ewwwww, Julie, really?  I allowed this to be in our house...ick!    


I painted this a flat (super flat) black YEARS AGO...probably about 8-10 years ago.  You can see the scratches on the knobs...those were from a border collie puppy, Milo I had before we were married.


We finally moved this to the living room to house DVD's, exercise stuff and whatever else I need to stash in there if someone is on there way over.  Right?  We call it "storage" but, it is really "stash-age!"
So, I started with an all over coat of Annie Sloan Old White...I knew I wasn't going to keep it that color...but, it was a good start to cover up that black.  (Ewww.)


I gave you a sneak peek last week of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint concoction...I mixed
 Florence, Paris Grey and Old White.  I would say I mixed equal parts...maybe a little heavier on the Florence...just by a couple of spoonfuls.  (I know, spoonfuls...VERY scientific around here!)


Mixed it up REALLY WELL!  


I put my AS concoction right over the Old White...it went on well and covered perfectly.  


I stood back and wondered what I had done.  
Maybe I should have left it black...just cleaning it up a bit?


 Letting that dry for an hour or so...then I came back with my warm, wet rag and distressed the edges.  Immediately, I fell in LOVE with this piece.  The black and white showing through the distressing...this was EASILY becoming my new favorite piece!  


It is hard to see the color because we have a HUGE window with a ton of sunlight beaming in on it.

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All done...and if you give a girl a cute turquoise chest of drawers...she is probably gonna........


have me an "ah hah" moment.  Here is a hint at what I did next.........



Tomorrow I will show you what I painted with my very OWN chalk-like paint recipe.  It worked SO WELL...I am HOOKED!!!

Love & Junk~
Julie

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15 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful!!!
    Great job - love the color combo results - and the distressing is just perfect!
    XXX

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    1. Thank you, Suzan...have a great weekend!
      Julie

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  2. Great Job! I'm no where near an Anne Sloan store :( so I've been thinking of making my own caulk paint, too. Haven't tried it yet.
    I found you today from the Link Up at Live Laugh Rowe, where I'm #184. I hope you stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thank you, Megin! Heading your way in a bit...:)
      Julie

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  4. That looks great! I absolutely love the color!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I was desperately needing to lighten & liven up our living room...and this fit the bill!

      I have some more furniture I did in this color...posting tomorrow.

      :)
      Julie

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  5. Looks great--love that color! I just heard about distressing with a rag instead of sandpaper the other day; I'm itching to try it now!

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! Try distressing witha warm, wet rag...you will love it!
      Julie

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  6. I love the distressing that you did! Black under a color is a favorite of mine and yours turned out beautiful. Found you through Embracing Change link party. Have a great weekend!
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you for stopping by...I love distressing with multiple colors. Glad you found me...and I just love Stacey!

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  7. Wow, love this! The color is perfect and the distressing was done beautifully! I would love for you to come share this at my link party going on right now.
    http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2013/02/crafty-tuesday-22513.html
    -Marie

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    1. Thank you Marie...I just linked up to your party. thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Good job! I like the rough distressed look, especially with black underneath.

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  9. Beautiful! Love the mix of paint! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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