A couple weeks ago, my friend Manda asked me if I would refinish an antique desk for her. She wanted it to look "shabby chic"/whitewashed/rustic. In this before photo you can see that even though it's got a few distinct flaws, it's a gorgeous table with intricate detailing and unique hardware. I was excited to get started :)
I went with Americana's chalk paint in white. Note that when using Americana's white paint, it is a lot more watery than other colors. You need to mix it A LOT before applying the paint and even then sometimes it's still too watery and you need to pore some of that out before starting. I used a 1" and 2" brush for most of the table and used a very small brush (the kind I use for detailing in my paintings) to paint around the hardware. Here's the after shot:
I love the way it turned out! I'll be sad to see it go. It's so pretty in my family room! :) after the paint dried I sealed it with Americanas clear wax!
Middle top two photos by Alisandra Photography
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