Last week you saw my new chest of drawers that I fell madly in love with and coveted for my own. Well, I already had an idea in mind for what I wanted but was scared at what result I would get. Yes, ME,I was scared.
I knew I didn’t want the chalk finish of my Annie Sloan Paris Gray so some glazing would be involved, however, I also knew I didn’t want major glazing either. Kinda like a kid in a candy store, you kind of know what you want but you don’t know if you’ll end up with the right thing!
Looking at it now, I love the result. It’s not too bright gray like it was when I stared, not too shiny, not too distressed…it’s just perfect! For me and my room anyway. Now I can give Sammy his own chest of drawers!
Again, here’s what I started with:
Nice and old and falling apart!
And yes, that’s my shadow outline in the background (sorry).
Ready for more of me??? I wanted to show you how sometimes you have to mess up a bit to get the look you’re going for so I had Brianna take some photos of my goof up!
But first this is what I used to get my distressed result: Brown paint and water!
Warning this photo looks nasty but it’s just brown paint (promise)
Yep, a paint and water mixture was slapped on and wiped off until I got the result I was looking for.
EXCEPT…on this side, it didn’t come out QUITE like I wanted. Can you see the brown lines coming through? That WAS NOT supposed to happen!
So in my case you take a coffee break and start again. REPAINT, distress, wipe…
This is what it looks like now:
Now I just need to find a place for it in my room! I can’t wait to see how it looks against my dark accent wall! I’ll have to get back to you on that~
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