Refinishing furniture is probably the most rewarding home DIY project. Taking something old and giving it new life through painting or staining it not only saves a lot of money, it gives you the option to completely customize the piece to fit perfectly in your space. I had been keeping my eye out for a simple side table for Baby C’s nursery and was so excited when I found one for $39 at Home Goods. The table was painted an olive green and distressed to give it a worn feel. The color wasn’t horrible, just not right for my house. I knew this would be the perfect piece to try out my new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on.
I can’t believe that I have waited this long to try ASCP. For a girl who hates sanding more than anything in the world, this line of chalk paints is a life saver. In the past, I have resorted to heavy priming and spray painting to avoid sanding but it always looks just a little bit off. It is kind of pointless to even provide a step-by-step for this DIY because it really is that easy. I literally painted on two coats of ASCP in country grey, painted on the white accents where I wanted, and then used a soft bristle brush to brush on the wax after the paint dried.
I love how the Country Grey turned out. It is a little more beige than I had expected but it still looks beautiful in the room. The color is just dark enough to allow the white paint to stand out but it is calm enough so that the contrast isn’t too stark.
As you can tell, we’ve also made some progress on the nursery! I overheard my husband telling people this weekend that we are almost finished with it. Oh, silly hubby. If he only knew how much more I plan on doing! I still have a few more DIY projects to start/finish up, I need to find a bookcase, some shelves, and a dresser for the closet, order the blackout roller shade, find more art, and then there’s all the accessories. At this point I would say the nursery is about 60% completed. This week I’m going to goal set to finish the upholstered cornice and fancying up changing table. I can’t wait to show you the rest of the projects I am working on!