We've recently had work done on our kitchen/conservatory roof which was why I was painting walls last week. But I've also been revamping some of the furniture including this old pine dresser. I say old, not in a really 'old' nice way but as in in has been knocking about for years while the boys were growing up. It had been used to house art supplies, there were stickers on the cupbard doors and it was generally used as a place to dump all manner of objects without a better home. As a result it had seen better days. The varnish was yellow...
and as you can see the surface had been badly mistreated.
So armed with a couple of cans of Annie Sloan chalk paints (No sanding or prep... I love them!) I first painted on a coat of Duck Egg Blue, followed by a coat of Old White...
Then wax, sand down to distress, wax again... and this is the result.
I absolutely love it and wish I'd done it years ago.
I just need to invest in some more old china now... and a couple more of these beautiful glass knobs. I bought four in different colours a couple of years ago on a visit to Anthropologie, when I first started to think I might like to do a make-over on the dresser and didn't realise I actually needed six
I'm okay as long as I don't shut the cupboard doors!