My grandmother’s sad, pink chest had gone to pot :) and has come home to roost for storage in my Potting Shed~ given new life and purpose thanks to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
I had been wanting to try ASCP after seeing and hearing all the buzz~
My grandmother’s neglected, painted chest was a prime candidate for this paint~ of no great value other than sentimental~ one of the few things I have of hers, other than some dishes and a cast iron skillet. It sat in her basement for years and then later in our garage, collecting clutter.
I made a half-hearted attempt to refinish and “de-pink-it” sometime around 1994 :)
Since this was my first AS painting project, I was a little intimidated with the ASCP waxing process~ afraid of using too much, so I used some Valspar Mocha Glaze I had from Lowe’s, knowing I could wipe off the glaze easily, adding more as needed to add “aging” to the Annie Sloan Old White paint.
Then I tackled the waxing process, using the Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax and then a little of the Dark Wax.
I admit to having a bit of sticker shock when I went to buy the paint, waxes, and ONE brush, BUT I’m a convert~
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Floats My Boat!
I was amazed at how forgiving ASCP was to use, (no worrying about brush strokes), how quickly it dried (within an hour) and not having to prime or strip~ my kind of painting.
The perfect answer for my grandmother’s chest that was sorely neglected and in need of a face lift!
As it turns out, I didn’t completely de-pink-it, since the sanding process revealed the paint underneath, but I’m happy with the results~ leaving behind a layer that reminds me of my grandmother, since almost everything in her house was pink or green :)