Thursday, October 25, 2012

Antibes Green with Wax

 This was my first time using Antibes Green by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
 I really like the bright color of the green, it is a change of pace from the subdued colors I have been using.

These end tables were originally a vanity that had been cut down. The vanity top was removed, leaving just the drawers.

It needed a light sanding on the top because it had old furniture crud on it and I wanted a smoother finish.

Other than that all I did was give it two coats of Antibes Green.

I used a sanding block over the entire surface after I painted it and used a heavier hand on the edges to remove the paint down to the original surface.

When you read suggestions from the Annie Sloan web site about sanding it suggest sanding after you apply wax. This does work but what I have found is that it mucks up my sanding block and the sanding blocks can get expensive if you have to throw them away after one use. So I sand before I wax. It does generate a lot of dust so I do this outside in the driveway.

The wax I used this time was different from what I normally use. I used two parts clear wax and one part dark wax and combined with a stir stick. The difference is that is gave it a little color without overtaking the green. It also brought out the distressed edges.

The wheels are original but the drawer pulls are new. I tried using a brushed nickle finish but it did not look right. It needed the dark knobs to bring out the distressing.




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7 comments:

  1. I love these! I think these are my favorites I have seen. I would love to have them!!

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  2. Mmmm, I have the perfect spot for the little green dresser! See right there you could have made money!!! It came out very nice Krista. Love Di ♥

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    1. They found a home! I think the people that bought them though is changing the color? g
      Oh well.

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  3. Krista - i love your green end tables!! I was trying to decide if I should paint a chair the antibes green or not and found your tables via google. I loved the name of your blog so I checked it out, I checked out some of your other posts as well. Now I am a new follower. I also really like the blue chest of drawers you painted and now can't decide which color to paint my chair. haha Your pieces are inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings - Sara

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    1. So did you paint the chair? would love to see it!

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  4. That's Perfect! It goes well with dark colors. It'll bring out the colors when you display something like that in a dark color room. Nicely done.

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