Almost a year ago, I shared my kitchen china cabinet that I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old Violet.
And I also shared my AS Old Violet painted outdoor chair cushions. It is probably a good thing that I am at the bottom of that can of Old Violet, or everything in my house would be Old Violet!
I’m sharing two more Old Violet projects today. I didn’t take “before” photos of either of these pieces, because I was sure I had previously taken photos of them. I should know that I can never be sure of anything when it comes to my memory. The red arrow is pointing to this plate rack in the “before” picture.
This plate rack is in our sunroom.
You may remember (if your memory is better than mine) that I recently painted a plate rack that hangs on the opposite end of this room with A.S. Emporer’s Silk. See, I do have another color of paint. Of course, it is a tiny can.
Three years ago, I painted the dining chairs in our sunroom in A.S. Old White.
See that big red arrow, pointing to the edge of a table? That is the only “before” picture I could find of this little table in my kitchen.
I really did attempt to get a little bit of a different look on this piece by using a dry brush technique. I had very little paint on my brush when I painted it. I used A.S. Old White on the bright brass drawer pulls.
I have my eye on this chair and footstool for my next project. Before you say, “enough already”, I promise you they won’t be Old Violet. (There isn’t enough paint left in the can!)
I love Annie Sloan. (No, I’m not being paid.) I’ve never liked stripping furniture or waiting around for paint to dry. (Do you think I’m impatient?) With chalk paint, I don’t have to strip anything, and by the time I finish the first coat, it’s dry enough to almost immediately apply the second coat. (I only did one coat on the piece I dry-brushed – the other pieces have two coats.) After painting, I used the Annie Sloan clear wax on the furniture pieces (no wax on the fabric). I may attempt the dark wax on this chair and footstool.
No, I’m not renaming my blog, “Old Violet”. I’m too sensitive about my age to do that. Thank you for coming to visit. laurie