I thought it was going to take me some time to get used to the ASCP before I started trying new techniques. I also thought I was going to love the Louis Blue on my antique buffet. I even played it safe and mixed in some grey. But alas after a few days of looking at it I knew it was too colorful for my neutral tastes. Beautiful, just not me. So I did my first wash. I think I’m happy now.
I have a tea cart in this room that I also used the old white on and it has grey paint. So instead of washing the buffet with white (which honestly I was afraid would make it lighter blue) I decided I wanted to wash it in the Paris Grey to tone it down and hide it a bit more. Then it would play off the grey tea cart as well.
I left the top natural and just waxed it. I started feeling like there was a lot of paint in this room and I needed to break it up some. The table top is also wood but stained, I kind of like when the woods don’t totally match.
I sold all my chairs this weekend because they didn’t go. I had originally wanted this room to be high end elegant looking but then once playing with the chalk paint I went French country all the way! So for the mean time my chippy yellow porch chairs were brought in and paired up with another set I recently finished.
Here are my AWESOME chickens! I cringed anytime I saw people buying chickens and roosters. They remind me of my grandma. Well, her décor anyway. So when I found these I about fell over. Love at first sight. And my first set of chickens were born.
I also picked up this old wooden tool box from a garage sale for $2.
There is much much more I’m doing to this room before I can call it finished. Drapes, painting the bamboo rug, new chairs, a plate rack for the wall etc.… But for now I’m thrilled with how it’s coming along.
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