Thursday, May 26, 2011

Annie Sloan Buffet Makeover

SIMONE IS FINALLY FINISHED! Whew. It feels like it’s taken me forever, right?  Okay not really. I finished Simone in just 3 days, and it only took that long because I’m a mom of two littles, a wife to a hungry husband, and I had to have help moving her inside.   But she’s finally finished, and inside her new home, and I LOVE HER SOOOO MUCH.

Seriously, every time I walk into the dining area and I see her, I kind of get giddy, because I can’t believe how beautiful she is, and that she’s mine.  I feel like she’s this extra special piece of furniture that is way too cool to be in our house.  Really I do.

Okay so here is Simone, before she was made over to be “Simone.”
cleaning, prepping, and sanding antique dresser (2)cleaning, prepping, and sanding antique dresser (3)
She was dirty and dinged up.  She felt unloved for sure.

And this is Simone after all of my hard work.
Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence and Old White (4)
Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence and Old White (3)
I know she needs pretty things to set on top of her, that’s my next step, but just look at all of her smiles! (That’s what my husband says she looks like she’s doing, hehe.)

I used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in the color of Provence on her, and for the hardware I did a quick coat of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White.  The two outside top drawers don’t match the original hardware since it was missing, so I pulled the knobs off of another antique dresser I own to take their place. 

I used a 1 inch Purdy brush to paint over the hardware really fast, and it dried super quick.  Only took 1 coat too.
Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (9)Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (11)Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (12)Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence and Old White (1)Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence and Old White (9)

I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, can’t say enough good things about it. I can’t wait to paint other pieces with it too. And to try other colors!  I envision myself going around and painting everything with chalk paint.  :)  I think I’m going to start requesting Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and supplies for my birthday too!

Thanks again you guys, for reading a long, and encouraging me while working on Simone.  Hope you like her final outcome, I sure do.
Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence and Old White (2)

You can also read about how I started out Cleaning, Prepping, and Sanding
Or you can read about my first experience Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Or you can read about my first experience using Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax


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29 comments:

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Jennifer, this came out fantastic!! I love that color and the white pulls are perfect. Yes, you are right that dresser is smiling now. Should have taken a before pic w/ the handles upside down in there sad unsmiling state. Have a happy day!

At Home With Michelle said...

Love it!! It turned out so nice! It does look like it is smiling at you:)

Maggie S. said...

I love the blue. You did a sensational job.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

WOW- what a transformation!! I love the blue color. Beautiful job!!!

xoxoxo
Jen

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen said...

I love it the color is fabulous, the hardware goes so well with it. Great job!

hamish said...

Just about to start painting furniture for the first time and getting quite nervous !Reading about your journey with Simone has inspired me to jump in with both feet.

I have only just discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes but they look amazing.

Simone is stunning and I hope that my endeavours will be just as fab !

Gail

Liz said...

Awesome job! :)

Jenn Smith Sloane said...

I love it! It turned out totally amazing! :)

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Ahhh Simone does look like she's smiling! What a beautiful dresser, and love that color. I don't think anyone could go wrong with the Chalk paint from what I've seen! I love how you used the light chalk paint for the hardware, that's a great idea!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love that color, and the handles are just beautiful!

Pia :) said...

looks fantastic!! I love provence- the other day i mixed paris grey and provence and the color was gorgeous!!I cant remember the ratio, i just dumped some in, but i thin i used more provence then grey. turned out beautifully. I started my first blog tonight- hope you'll stop by sometime and give some feedback- im a brand newbie :)

Kimberly said...

Oh wow, this looks great! I love the color and the hardware is pretty amazing!

PS - LOVE that you're referring to her as Simone! Sounds like your next little daughter ;)

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

this turned out incredible - well worth all that hard work!!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

Love! She turned out beautiful!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Sooo gorgeous and worth all of the work! Love her!

Lauren said...

Looks so FABULOUS! Thanks for your inspiration....i'm scared to do my console table in my entry...but this post definitely helped me out!

xoxo-
Lauren
thebadd.blogspot.com

mel @ the larson lingo said...

It looks AWESOME!!! Great job! I am now following you (found you through the giveaway on Rags to Stiches) I had to comment because on her blog you mentioned Superior Dairy1 I LOVE that place!!! My grandma, aunt, uncles & cousins have lived in Hanford for 25 years & we love Superior Dairy! Small world :)

Vicki said...

Tell your hubby that we have gift certificates at the studio. Then you can come in and pick up what colors you want!! Great presents!

Pretty City Things said...

I found your blog from Better After - I love the buffet - the color is gorgeous and it looks fantastic. I might have to try chalk paint myself after seeing this!

Midwest Cottage and Finds! said...

Love it!! Am working with chalk paint right now and was eager to read your posts--very informative!! thanks so much for sharing!
chris

Comeca Jones said...

perfect

Momma G said...

HI Jennifer, I came across your blog while searching Annie Sloan paint and I've loved reading about 'Simone's transformation. You have every right to be proud, she's gorgeous and the color looks great. I can't wait to start on my next project! - thank you so much for sharing all of your tips...I'll definitely be a regular visitor to your blog. Thanks again :)

Jennifer said...

Aw thank you so much! That makes my day Momma G.

Momma G said...

:) thank you Jennifer
I've been out today and bought 3 pots of annie sloan paint and the kids are back at school so I'm good to go!

Jennifer said...

Wow that's GREAT!! What colors did you choose? I'd love to see pictures when you're done!

Beth J said...

i'm starting my 1st Annie Sloan paint project today! i'm super excited after reading your blog post! Thanks for sharing. Smiling Simone looks great!

Jennifer Curtis said...

That's great Beth! So excited! Hope you send me a picture of it when you're done!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Thank you so much for this post! I just finished painting my first dresser with Aubusson Blue... and I am going to wax it today! I read all three posts and your tips will be very helpful! I am the same as you... spray painting expert, but so not a brush furniture person! Thanks again!

Heather Paulding said...

Now that is the power of Annie Sloan! I have an Annie Sloan Easter Basket giveaway going on now! I would love it if you dropped by!

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