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DIY: Distressed Furniture

Sep 9, 2019

Annie Sloan chalk paint, distressed furniture, farm house furniture, shabby chic furniture



Last week was full of anxiety (more on that in my next post. Y’all. I ripped all of my acrylics off 😑.) and lots of Taylor Swift- please tell me you’ve listened to her new album?! Our girl has moved on from bashing exes and is singing songs that I can wholeheartedly relate to. Anyway. I had been wanting to redo my office and after months of thinking about just what I wanted, I decided to put it into action. I hunted down a vintage buffet dresser on Facebook marketplace and found exactly what I was looking for about a week after I started looking. It was black when I bought it (add pic of that) but I knew I would want to paint it white and add some distressing. 

What I used: 

Annie Sloan Chalk paint in the color ‘Original’
Annie Sloan clear wax
Butter knife
Putty scraper
Sandpaper 

What I did:

What I like most about chalk paint is there is no need for a primer..holllaaa! For this project (black cabinet turned white) It took two coats on the dresser and I added an extra coat on the top piece just to make it look smoother. After the paint I added the wax coat. I use microfiber cloth for this (TRUST you do not want to use a regular washcloth or towel. Pieces will get stuck in the wax and you'll have to pick them out. Been there done that). For the distressing I found the butter knife to be most effective, then I used sandpaper to smooth out the edges of each distressed patch. My husband helped on a few spots and he liked the putty scraper, so it's definitely a personal preference. Just have a few different options to make the distressing random so that it looks natural. On the first couple of chalk paint projects I would just sand down to the underlying layers of paint, but with this one and my other latest project I scraped all the way down to the wood and LOVE how they turned out. It makes the pieces look old and the patina just looks nice, which is the look I had pictured in my head :) 

I hope this post made sense and was a little helpful for those that had questions about chalk  paint and distressing. Thanks for reading!

xo, Samantha Brooke

Annie Sloan chalk paint, distressed furniture, farm house furniture, shabby chic furniture

Annie Sloan chalk paint, distressed furniture, farm house furniture, shabby chic furniture

Annie Sloan chalk paint, distressed furniture, farm house furniture, shabby chic furniture


Annie Sloan chalk paint, distressed furniture, farm house furniture, shabby chic furniture



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