Monday, April 18, 2016

Off to Market

Spring is in the air, and this is my favorite time of the year to paint. Drawing up the garage door and taking in the fresh air while sipping on an iced coffee from my Keurig was the place where Pretty Distressed was born. It soothes my soul. It is also a great time of year for moving and garage sales, and I just scored two beautiful pieces from such a sale. Today, I will be sharing the first reveal from my haul. And the most exciting news is she is looking for a new home.



This Queen Anne Thomasville sideboard is a real beauty, and she was in such great shape that it was pretty hard to take my paint brush to it. But you know me, I just couldn't help myself. I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in French Linen with some medium distressing. Then, I finished it off with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in clear and some dark around the detailing to give it that aged patina. French Linen is considered a neutral, so it really can blend in with any color pallet.

I love how formal and fancy this piece is, but the paint job makes it casual and comfy at the same time. She is also really versatile. It would really work great as a focal point in a foyer like I staged it, but it could also be used behind a sofa, as a media center, or the classic approach of a server in a dining room.







Once I got it all staged up in my foyer, I felt really tempted to keep it. It is such a different look than my Goodwill Dresser that sits here. But in the end, I decided I am not quite ready to part ways with my signature piece yet. This little lady sure made me ponder it for a while. So, off to market she goes. Check out my Shop Furniture tab if you are interested in purchasing this piece or want to check out the rest of my work up for sale.

Are you a spring junkie like me? Is anyone else out there enjoying painting outside again? Here's to more reveals soon!

13 comments:

  1. Christina, I love what you did to this piece! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  2. can you do a post on all your painting tools & safety tools?

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    1. http://www.prettydistressed.com/2014/02/my-annie-sloan-chalk-painting-kit.html

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  3. Do you have a video showing how you achieved this look? I'm a beginner and would like this look on my table. I have the paint and was just not the mechanics.

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    2. I don't have a video of this specific piece, but I used the same technique in the videos under my videos tab at the top of the page. Check those out.

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  4. Can you tell me what colors and waxes you used to paint this piece?

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  5. I love all of your projects! However I'm having difficulty finding Annie Sloan products available online. I live over 100 miles from the closest stockist. Any suggestions on where I might buy her products online? Many thanks and looking forward to your next blog !

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  6. Thanks for the presenting this classic furniture, and I loved last weeks home tours!

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  7. My husband always ask me to add something new in our bedroom and then i visit your post and make some useful changing. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  8. Did you strip the varnish or sand first, or did you just paint right away?

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