Ben’s Baseball Dresser – Another Chalk Paint Project

I created this project September 2014

Pinterest inspiration, an old chest (I estimate $25 as I purchased a dresser and night stand at the same time – all for $75), Annie Sloan Old White paint, sharpies, clear wax, and one afternoon turned an old dresser into a new one for Ben’s room.  At first I tried red paint for the stitching….whoa!  That didn’t work.  So more Annie Sloan Old White over the red paint (good thing I hadn’t done too much).   Continue reading

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Annie Sloan and Me

This was my first experiences with chalk-type paints back in January 2014.

My best friend, Cindy, introduced me to Annie Sloan chalk paint.  She gave me a partial can of Paris Grey.  It took me awhile to find something to paint with it.  I had never heard of chalk paint before, but Cindy had been using it for awhile and loved it!  When I finally tried it out…..wow!  I was hooked.  Cindy couldn’t believe it took me so long.  I can’t either!   I have since created several projects.  The latest…… painting an old leather glider and ottoman I have had for years.  I was getting ready to throw it out, but my husband, who has seen the success we’ve had with Annie Sloan said I should try painting it.  I had read that you could paint fabric, even leather with Annie Sloan so I thought I’d give it a try.   Continue reading