Two years ago David's grandfather moved to a smaller home in a security village. He is 90 years old yet still takes care of himself. An incredible man! We were luckily enough to inherit some beautiful wooden pieces for our home. One piece is a beautiful dresser. I decided to give it an simple update with Annie Sloan paint. I love her paint for a project like this. It is easy to work with and the 'uncoated' appearance of her chalk paint is perfect.
I decided to leave the beautiful wooden top unpainted. The magic of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that you don't really have to sand or prime any surface. You can just go ahead and paint.
Annie Sloan Paris Grey matches the runner (on the cabinet on which the TV stands) and general hues of our bedroom, which is still a work in progress.
I waited until the first coat was completely dry before applying the second. As the dresser will not be in contact with water or need to 'wiped', I decided not to use the Annie Sloan Wax to seal it but leave it untreated and have the chalk board appearance.
Here is the final result. I hung a mirror on the wall to complete the dresser.
More posts on the renovations we did coming soon.