Friday, January 4, 2013

My first ASCP experience

About two years ago, I came home with this piece of furniture.

I picked it up at a used furniture store in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.  (Sadly I just found out that "Garden Spot Furniture" is going out of business!)  The price was crazy inexpensive and I am guessing mostly because no one likes pickled fruitwood finished furniture.  It is very solid and made by Thomasville probably sometime in the 60s.

While my granddaughter was here for the summer, I purchased my first can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.  Em and I had a paint party.

The first coat totally freaked me out because the coverage was so poor but I followed the "rules", sanded and put on the second coat.  Thankfully, Emily enjoys doing projects with me and she was a huge help both painting and sanding.

I replaced the hardware with bargain pieces ($1.00 a piece!) from Heebie's.  We applied one coat of Minwax and followed with the ASCP dark wax and another coat of Minwax.  After distressing and buffing, here is the result.

Not bad for two days of effort!

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suzyq said...

Well look at you!!!
You'd never guess that was your first time using Annie Sloan products - it took me a year of using her paints and clear wax before I even attempted the dark wax ( it scared me to death to be honest with you )

Michelle said...

Looks great! I would have been scared to death!

Artsy VaVa said...

Good job! It turned out great!!!

Pat said...

The shop where my DH consigns a lot of his furniture carries ASCP. They are now offering classes in how to use it!

The two of you did a fabulous job on this piece.

Shelly Andrade said...

Wow! That's pretty impressive Suzan! Can't believe you knocked that out in two days for your very first project. Turned out beautiful! Love the contrasting drawer pulls you chose too! Great job! Shelly

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Looks great!! I really love the transformation.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love how your desk turned out! those handles are great. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet coment on my blog. Have a great weekend!