Note: I planned on saving this piece to share tomorrow since my furniture link party is still going on (see previous post!), but I am just too excited about this one!!!
I have told you all before of a kind gentleman who comes to my classes at the gym and gives me his old furniture if he is getting rid of it and thinks I may be able to use it. Just before Lucketts, he gave me this very solid sideboard. It is a newer piece, but sturdy and had potential...
I knew I wanted to do something really fun with it. Heck, it was free, so a great chance to try out a new color! I had been dying to use Annie Sloan's Antibes Green chalk paint. It worked beautifully on this piece, no sanding or priming required, which made me happy!!! Once the two coats of paint were complete and dry, I distressed it with sandpaper and a paint scraper. Then I went over it all by brushing on "Dune Gray" semi-solid deck stain from Cabot. Once that was dry I gave the piece a good waxing. And I am so happy with the result! It is such a fun piece, and will surely add a summer punch to someone's home.... soon, I hope!
And I know some of you are wondering still what is up my sleeve.... my meeting yesterday was not too great or promising, and let me nervous and doubtful, so I am not spilling yet. Sorry! Just send me some good karma that everything will work out!