I love this little table, it’s adorable. Funny thing is I can’t quite decide what it should be – a beautiful sofa table or a gorgeous little vanity. I’ve recently started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on a few small projects and this is one of them. Maybe after seeing the transformation you could give me your opinion; sofa table or vanity?
The main reason I can’t decide is because it opens with a mirror. If I used it as a sofa table, I would open it when I have people over and maybe have a candle going or a picture or 2. Either way, I knew how I wanted to paint it.
The first thing I did was prime the edges that were blue using Zinsser Fast Prime 2.
Generally speaking, you don’t need to prime when using Annie Sloan, however in my experience if I need to cover a darker color it really helps to prime first. I do this mainly when using Old White (my favorite) because I don’t want to waste my paint trying to cover something dark (it’s expensive). I didn’t need to prime the rest of it.
I used my other favorite ASCP color, French Linen for the majority of the table and Old White for the edges and the small details.
I love how the Old White pops on the French Linen, however it looks a little stark to me. Annie Sloan Wax to the rescue! Adding the wax, gives it a vintage look and softens it up. I LOVE THIS STUFF!
The difference it subtle but when you see the entire piece it makes a huge difference!
Here’s another example of how the dark wax looks:
For a step-by-step on how to use the wax, check out this post about a Sideboard done by my friend Jerra.
I added a piece to hold up the mirror, since the original piece was missing. I found it at the hardware store for $2.29 and
after I made 6 extra holes trying to do it myself my nice hubby installed it .
What say ye? Sofa Table or Vanity?
Love you more than having options,
*Special thanks to my friend and running buddy Deanne Harder!*