a solid old estate-sale chest of drawers that came our way needed something….we just weren’t sure what. then, one of our favorite customers brought in an inspo picture ripped from traditional home, and it was game on.
to create the pine-grain texture we’re glimpsing in the original, we mixed annie sloan‘s arles with saltwash™, and applied it in long, grain-y strokes. once it dried, we painted on layers of chalk paint® in antibes mixed with varying amounts of amsterdam green.
distressing with medium-grit sandpaper revealed a little bit of all of the layers and colors, giving a ‘deep’ finish. a layer of annie’s clear chalk paint® wax with a little of her dark brown mixed in mellows out and protects the paint.
we kept the original knobs, painting them graphite and then using annie’s black wax to finish them up.
(i love that buffed-wax gleam.)