This was the most difficult projects BY FAR that I've completed. I received a free sample of Annie Sloan's "Louis Blue" and was excited to try a chalk paint that wasn't homemade by moi.
The gold dipped dressers online inspired me, so when I saw this beaut at Goodwill I knew just what I wanted to do! This was my first French Provincial Dresser re-do!
She was solid, dovetailed, original hardware, and the drawers were immaculate with dividers inside!
I started by painting the entire piece...
That's right, no sanding no priming!
(That's kind of a fib as I did rough up the piece but only due to disbelief that I didn't need to!) this piece had some trouble spots but this paints coverage was beyond amazing to me.
After two coats of ASCP I lightly sanded and the finish was the smoothest I've ever felt!
Plus you can "wet distress" with this paint- or in my case "wet drip erase" as I am a messy painter.
The paint covered every scratch, ding, and finish imperfections!
The only negative to this paint was the chalk dust after sanding. And it was EVERYWHERE! Blue chalk for days.
Of course due to wind I did still have to touch up quite a few places where the paint snuck through my paper backsplash- I would recommend overlapping them and heavily taping them together.
I did many a touch ups, but after I finally got it looking and feeling the way I wanted, I sealed it with Rustoleums Matte Poly.
Two coats of that and I was done done done!
It's amazing how the colors change in each different lighting!
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