ANOKA, MN 55303

Friday, February 1, 2013


Updating a Dresser and matching Chest
A few weeks ago a local Anoka resident stopped by Paddywac's with a dresser and chest wanting to know if we were interested in purchasing it for the store.  He and his wife had used this set for most of their married life but now had purchased a new one.  Now, we do not normally obtain our items for the store this way, but we saw these beauties and heard the call for CHALK PAINT.  Yes, we were persuaded by CHALK PAINT decorative paint by Annie Sloan. 
We could hardly wait to get them painted.  And also not normal for us, we worked on them in the store instead of hauling them to the shop. 
We thought we'd share the process as sometimes people have said that they are afraid to start a project because it won't "turn out."  Well we say to that, just get your paint and paint brush and start painting, CHALK PAINT is not scary!
The before - good bones, but it needs an update.
 The varnish on these pieces was very shiny so we decided to go over it a bit with sandpaper.  Not hard, took about 5 minutes per piece.  We also filled the extra nail holes with wood filler and sanded.

First coat of Old White CHALK PAINT.
 We took the picture before the paint was dry - we had the camera ready!

Each piece was given two coats of Old White, then we distressed with 600 grit sandpaper, then applied the second coat of wax for the final finish.  Painting with CHALK PAINT is a process and when you're done, the finish is beautiful, durable and stunning.

The after - ready for a new home.  See you soon.

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