We have had this piece for several years, and while it’s been a great fit to our decor, I’ve been eyeing it for an update..
I used this tutorial from I Heart Naptime for making chalk paint.. While I’ve heard amazing things about Annie Sloan chalk paint, it’s a bit pricey.. I used this homemade version on another project recently, and it was love at first stroke.. lol It goes on smoothly, and the consistency is a bit thicker. A little really does go a long way.
I knew I wanted to distress this piece, using the black that would be painted over.. For that, I followed a technique from Shanty Chic using vaseline.. (one of my favorite blogs!) I think my love for the distressed look started back in the days that I scrapbooked… I always used inks to distress paper cut outs & edges. I just love the texture and added depth it gives things..
I painted it in Benjamin Moore Linen White.. I didn’t want bright white, and this was exactly the off-white, creamy color I was searching for. I kept the hardware the same, since it brought out the distressed areas perfectly.. To protect the finish, I used Minwax Finishing Wax..
I’m in love w/ the results! It adds the perfect feel to my office. I have plans for a new desk soon that also involve another DIY project.. Seeing the completed buffet, I cannot wait to get started on the desk.
What do you think? It brightens up the space, and I love the newly added character it adds..
The rest of our furniture better take cover… This girl will be on to the next one soon! 🙂