I acquired these two amazing pieces, but I didn't love, or even like them as they were. What to do, what to do?????
Enter Annie Sloan chalk paint in one of my favorite colors-"Duck Egg".
I painted both pieces with no sanding or prep work of any kind (ah the joys and simplicity of Annie Sloan paint). The table got two full coats of paint, the light fixture just got dry-brushed with a scant amount of paint. To the light fixture I then added an ornate finial to the top (with Epoxy) and five chubby tapers in the light sockets. Light fixture is now a beautiful candle holder! Perfect for a dining table or coffee table.
I then sanded the coffee table until the powdery texture of the paint became smooth and further sanded the edges to achieve a distressed look. Then I applied the Annie Sloan Wax (clear) and buffed it until the piece was smooth as satin. Done!
So simple. A two day project at most. If you have a piece you have been thinking about changing, just do it!!!! It's only paint!!!
Wife, mother, decorator, shop owner, avid collector of beautiful, old, imperfect things.