. . .and several after, showing more details of the piece. The outside of the cabinet is a cocoction of two Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, Arles and Antibes and the interior I painted with the color Duck Egg.
This is a close-up of the detail. Distressed and antiqued with Chateau Gray.
Here are a couple of peeks inside my cabinet so you can see the interior color, Duck Egg.
and this is a close-up of the door pull, showing how nicely chalk paint works on all surfaces, including metal (although I’m still toying with what color I will finally end up with on the hardware).
One more picture will show you more detailing at the bottom of the cabinet. I am in love with this piece of furniture.
Adding color to old wood furniture, especially colors that are currently in style, really updates your room, making it feel less like Grandma’s house.
Here are two treasured chairs that belonged to my mom. I really couldn’t bring myself to add paint to this beautiful carved wood, but they were covered in pink velvet . . . and that really didn’t suit my style.
In addition, I’ve brought a bit of a modern feel to this little sitting area with a trendy mirrored cabinet and a lamp with a modern lampshade. The creamy shag rug pulls it all together.
Finally, my dining room. I found an old mahogany table on Craigslist that was was covered in gold paint and dirt. I used layers of different colors (Old White, Duck Egg Blue and Arles) for the legs and Chateau gray for the top.
The table came with four chairs but I wanted less wood for a softer feel. I purchased upholstered chairs from Pier 1 Imports and slipcovers from Bed, Bath and Beyond. This is the end result.
Can you see how easy it is to update a room, no matter what your style, by adding some of the new trends in color and a few modern decorator pieces? I’d love to hear your ideas for giving new life to old surroundings. It is so much fun making Old Things New!
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