Saturday, June 28, 2014

Distressing... in "distressing" chalk painted furniture.
Some time ago I painted the above
It was my first attempt at chalk painting.
At the time I did not distress it.
To tell the truth the whole process of
distressing a piece of furniture
intimidated me.
Also, I liked the look of the newly painted,
pristine wardrobe.
So I opted to leave it as it was.

I did not put a coat of finishing wax on it either.
Now, after some time has passed and the
wardrobe has had daily use,

it had begin to become distressed on it's own!
So, I spent a little time last weekend,
took the plunge,
and distressed my wardrobe 
totally over to a shabby chic look.

Working with a fine grade sandpaper,
I started with the spots which were already
starting to show some wear.
Then I continued on a bit 
to the areas which might eventually
get worn.

I finished it with a coat of paste wax.
I am completely happy with the results.
And, an added plus with shabby chic furniture,
no more worries about it getting 
bumped or more worn!


Junkchiccottage said...

It looks beautiful. Great job. That is such a pretty armoire.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I agree it looks beautiful and you did a great job. I would love to find one of those for my sewing room.

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