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Since I had to move it myself, I decided to paint it right there in the drive way (I’m sure my HOA loved that…they tend to complain about every little thing). I also sanded it using my electric sander – so much easier than using elbow, but messy.
It was the typical French Provençal finish…
As you can see from the picture above, it was serving an important role in my garage…as a shelf for other items! Below is what it looked like for sale in my antique booth.
I decided to paint it using some latex I had left over from painting walls in one of my antique booths. It turned out very lemony-yellow, and really shockingly bright. I wanted it to be a shabby chic finish, so I decided to wash it with some Annie Sloan Pure White. I made the wash by mixing water with the white paint in a cup until I got the consistency I wanted. I painted it on with a chip brush and then wiped it off with a terry washcloth. Since I was working out in the sun, the it dried almost as fast as I could work – which was perfect for the look I was going for. After the wash, it looked great! Then came the electric sander for the distressing.
I love how it turned out! The Annie Sloan wash of pure white was just what it needed for that shabby chic touch. And it sold…yay!!
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