Thursday, 5 September 2013

My Annie Sloan Adventure

Hi Everyone,
Well this is what I've been getting up too... I decided to change some old solid  pine orange pieces and the thought of rubbing it all done and using a undercoat put me off for sometime...Until Annie Sloan chalk paint  came to the rescue... no need to prep before painting....well I painted a large chest of drawers... A very large wardrobe... & two bedside tables.. In my spare room....so Here goes.. Lots of pics I must add photography is not my strongest point...I hope you like them anyway.... photo overload..





 This is the spare room excuse the TV this will be moved out soon ....
 so hard to take a good pic it's better in the flesh so you all will have to round for a cup of tea and have a proper look....
 I really did want the battered look...My DH thought I had lost my marbles as he could not understand why I would spend hours painting something only to mess it up....(cheek)

 Chest of Drawers & mirror

 The bedside cabinet's were not solid pine they were like veneer and it still covered it with no problem....







At first I found this paint strange to work with but it become a lot easier when I used  a little water with it...Inside the wardrobe I only gave it a whitewash  it looks great...and then came the waxing I found this very simple to do....I most certainly would use this paint again...The colour I used was the original & the clear wax...would love to use some of her colours...You Tube have some great videos on the effects you can get from this paint well worth a look.. I hope I have not bored you all to bits...

28 comments:

Elaine said...

Wowzers you have been busy ! It looks amazing you have done a fantastic job May. Need a lodger ??????

Karen Frost said...

It looks great, May! I have always wanted to try this paint, thanks for the tip on watering it down. You did a wonderful job, it looks beautiful. Love your collage, too. Hugs xoxo

Sandee Setliff said...

I love the white furniture, been thinking of doing something like that myself! It looks fabulous! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

scrappymo! said...

This is so fabulous. I have been thinking of doing this to the bedroom furniture in our self catering acommodation.
The suite is dark pine and so dated looking. Most of our lodgers are married men in their 40's though...just the type to like the dark wood! lol
They come to town to take a 6 week or 8 week apprenticeship course for 4 years running. They rebook each year till they are done. They might do a double take to see the room changed...teehee

Love how you did it...I really like the distressing...I would want to do that too...gives it a little character!!!

Great job May!

Inky Angel said...

These look fantastic, love the shabby style. The distressing adds extra character and look so refreshing. Awesome job May!
Hugs,
Katie

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...totally awesome May you clever girlie, love your vintage distressed pieces, what a wonderful transformation, I bet its addictive!!!...I'm lookin forward to seeing these in the flesh...:))xx

Christine Harrop said...

Well that was a lot of work but well worth it May. The room looks fabulous! Christine x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous make over May, love the new shabby look!! Gives the room a wonderful calm and serene look. My husband would have said just the same btw, men, they just don't get it...

Redanne said...

Bored? Never! What a fabulous make-over May, your furniture looks amazing - and I do like your distressing too. You have done a fabulous job May. Hugs, Anne x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a transformation I love white furniture and your finished room looks fabulous

Anne

Crafting Queen said...

Looks wonderful!

brenda said...

This is a new product to me May but could be very useful and love the finished effects you have created.

B x

cotnob said...

Wow! You clever lady, these look absolutely fabulous May. I must agree with you about the rubbing down bit - it always puts me off, I will have to check out these products. I just love the finished pieces - they look like they've come from one of those fancy vintage furniture shops, brilliant work.
Pauline
x

JoZart said...

What an excellent result, love it!
jo x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous May, I want to have a go at this now, but I think I will have to wait untill we move,
Kevin xx

butterfly said...

Not remotely bored - I love your transformed furniture. And great to hear the tip about adding a bit of water - I got some AS paint just recently, but haven't dipped into it yet!
Alison x

coops said...

oh wow they all look fantastic may.just the paint i have been looking for too, off to google it now :D

xx coops xx

cuilliesocks said...

OMG May what a chore, but worth it as the furniture looks wonderful and I love the distressed look to. Completely transforms the wood, brilliant, Kate x

Dorthe said...

I would happy come for a cup of tea, to see your new painted furnichures, they looks beautiful in the Annie Sloan chalk paint , May!
I very much like your style of furnichures!
xo,Dorthe

Patricia said...

OMG!! May this is absolutely amazing, what a fantastic transformation , I love it.
I have a couple of small,chests sitting out in the garage, guess what I am considering doing???
Brilliant job.
Hugs

Patricia xxxx

Elly said...

Brilliant work, May. Love the chalk paint. It's always working great. I water down the paint, too. The cabinet i've just done is veneer. Awesome how the paint sticks without a primer.

Kelly Neis said...

Wow May these are gorgeous redone!!! I love what you did and the distressing is a must despite our husbands, mine too! lol Love the transformation. Looking at the bed, your spread looks similar to the Maja Designs Sofiero collection, all you need is a soft pink wall and you have it! lol Who doesn't love Sofiero!
Gorgeous work May!
Hugs Kelly

Anita Houston said...

What a beautiful transformation! I love the shabby feel too...well done!!!

Sandy said...

Isn't it nice to have a room that comes out of your heart. You have done a wonderful job and it looks like a lot of work went into to it too. Bravo - job well done.
Sandy

inkypinkycraft said...

These look absolutely gorgeous x you have done a fab job....simply gorgeous ..your new blog looks lovely too! Hugs trace x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

When can I move in?!
I absolutely love the makeover in fact I am in awe.
Many years ago I made over smaller bits of furniture, distressing using a candle wax and I wish I'd had some Annie Sloan paint. I could be wrong but I am sure in the loft I have one of her books, it is years since I looked at it so it could be someone else.
So glad you shared the photographs as I found this to be inspirational.
Wishes
Lynne

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing work here,,,,May,,, this room looks great now,,,,wow,woww,wowww

koala said...

OMG ----, you did it yourself for everything, May ???
What a BEAUTIFUL GERAT JOB !!!
You remember ? I LOVE your paper creation WHITE on WHITE, so I LOVE WHITE !!!
and I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL WHITE PAINTING REMODELING FURNITURES !!!
SUPER AMAZING and I LOVE THEM ALL !!! (^o^)/"""