Monday, July 30, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Florence



Meet Florence. 
My new favorite chalk paint color. 


I painted a large triple dresser (a free dresser) yesterday in Florence and gave it a heavy coat of dark wax. In person, the piece almost looks like aged copper. The pictures pick up more of a blue hue and less of the green. 


Here are a few before pictures:



I lucked out and was able to use the original hardware. It goes perfectly with the color. 


To distress this piece, I used a wet rag to rub off paint before applying the clear coat of wax. 






I am absolutely thrilled with how this beast of a dresser turned out!
Now to sell or keep??

19 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That is a beautiful piece! Love the color you chose. Megan

PitterAndGlink said...

I am totally in love with this color!!! :)

Jamie said...

Elyse, I love the color of the dresser. It's always great when you can still use the hardware. Looks like a keeper to me. We're still working on the house hunting thing here. I can't wait to hear your ideas about pairing up on stuff! I hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Jamie
P.S. I finally did a blog post

Deidre said...

Hi Elyse! Lord have mercy! LOVE this color and you distressed to perfection!Its a keeper 4 sure:)Great job! Deidre~

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Stunning! Gorgeous! Great job girl!

Amanda said...

Hi, am visiting from Michelle at Jarrah Jungle's blog. That dresser is amazing! Such a stunning colour - what a transformation x

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

I love this new color. Nice job!!

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a lovely job & the color is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!

allison said...

Can you tell me a little more about your distressing technique? I re-painted some furniture a beautiful turquoise a couple months ago, and haven't gotten around to the distressing because I'm worried I'll ruin it! What kind of wax did you use? I was planning on sanding off some of the turquoise to expose the white paint layer underneath slightly and then use some sort of dark stuff on top... I guess wax is the answer?? Help! haha Thanks :)

allison said...

Beautiful dresser :) Can you go into a little more detail about your distressing techniques? I painted a few pieces of furniture a similar color turquoise a couple months ago, and haven't gotten to the distressing part because I'm worried I'll ruin it all! I was planning on sanding the turquoise paint down on the edges some to expose the white paint layer underneath... and then using some sort of dark stuff on top. I guess wax is the answer? What kind of wax do you use? And do you put some sort of finishing clear coat over it all? Any help is MUCH appreciated! I'm new to this but I keep collecting all of these freebie old pieces of furniture :)

Cocalores said...

What a beauty! Love how it turned out!! This color totally matches your blog layout, btw ;-) xo Anja

Candy said...

GREAT MAKEOVER. I love that color....gotta get me some. 8-)
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boomerang jane said...

That is a lovely piece. I was hoping to ask - like Allison - about the wax you use? Is this a clear gloss varnish or a wax (which I am totally unfamiliar with and would love your advice please). Also, do you like the chalk paint for all your furniture pieces? Do you ever use an aqua gloss or oil-based enamel paint for sheen instead? Thanks. Kylee

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is just stunning- i need to try that color!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

Okay, this is amazing. AMAZING! That color, the finish, awesome!

Thanks for linking up at the oldie's party last week. stop by...I have a feeling you'll be featured!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

So happy to feature this oldie but a goodie today! Stop by and grab a button!
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Nancy

Nancy Bandzuch said...

So happy to feature this oldie but a goodie today! Stop by and grab a button!
www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
Nancy

Nancy Bandzuch said...

So happy to feature this oldie but a goodie today! Stop by and grab a button!
www.dosmallthingswithlove.com
Nancy