July 13, 2014

A Different Technique



Inspiration for today comes from The French Bedroom Company via Pinterest. Although the colors are fairly simple and straight forward, the style is different and interesting.  As always, there is more than one technique you could use to achieve this look, but here is how I would do it.

Choose two colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. In this case I would use Old White and Paris Grey or Old White and Paloma. Paint your base color (Old White) and let it dry completely. It may need more than one coat for solid coverage.  For your second color (Paris Grey or Paloma) dilute your paint with water and work in small areas. Brush on your second color, and immediately, while it is still wet,  smooth on a previously crumpled sheet of newspaper. Once you have smoothed it on, remove it quickly. When it comes off, it will also pull off areas of the grey paint for a splotchy look, like you see in the photo above. 

It may take a little practice, but it is easy.   However, should you decide you would rather purchase the Love Me Chest , it is currently available (as of this post) from The French Bedroom Company.

I love consoles and sideboards. For more of my posts on these great serving pieces see,  Country Sideboard,   French Sideboard, and  Country Console