This blog is about some furniture I was asked to paint for a girl who was on her way to college for the first time. Mom was trying to make the room very cottage chic on a budget. Just what I like to hear, its what I specialize in.
First we took an old dresser painted it white and added new pulls from Hobby Lobby. The pulls were iron so I sprayed them first with a spray primer because Latex paint and iron don't mix. I believe there would be rust involved. After the spray paint dried I painted them with the paint I painted the dresser with. Two coats..... then distressed a bit.
Next came a mirror to go over the top, It was plastic so painting a distressing just would not do, nothing like sanding down to plastic, not real attractive. I painted it brown first then painted it Anne Sloans Old White Chalk Paint. Distressed it very gently so we would go down just to the brown paint. Worked like a charm It only took 3 attempts to get it to match the dresser.
Here is the chair she chose to use
I painted it white and distressed it. I also reupholstered the seat to go with her color scheme.
Here is the table she picked to use as a desk.
I painted it a custom color she had mixed to match a door knob she found a Michaels as her inspiration piece. I distressed it as well and used a dark wax on it.
Was in such a hurry to deliver that I didn't get a shot of the finished table.