When these pieces became available, I loved the style for our guest bedroom which our granddaughter uses often. I chose the Paris Gray/Pure White ASCP combination because it is so fresh looking. (Also, I had leftover Paris Gray from our master bathroom re-do.) In less than a week, we had a sweet new bedroom set. I love ASCP because I could paint the white, and while it dried, paint the gray. Gave the pulls a fresh coat of white paint too. There was one broken pull to replace, so I put it on the dresser with a stand alone fancy drawer. Originally, the tall chest of drawers had 4 fancy and 2 plain drawer fronts. So I swapped out a fancy for a plain on the dresser to give it some interest.
Also let our granddaughter help paint the pulls. She loves to help!
Here are the other pieces. I forgot to get a full shot of the mirror but the bottom of it is showing in the dresser picture.
I finally got around to painting our Master Bath vanity this week – thank you, Spring Break. I will post on the full makeover soon, but wanted to share this little tip on my shelf paper alternative.
We recently painted the bedroom gray and cream and I wanted to give the vanity a facelift too. Paint, new hardware. I used Annie Sloan, mixing Graphite and Paris Gray 1:1. Loved the color and wanted to wrap it up with some pretty shelf paper before replacing the cabinet contents. But sadly could not find any paper in a gray pattern. In fact, I don’t think they’ve made new shelf paper since 1970.
I am so happy to finally have a bed and headboard in our guest room. Of course no guest room is complete without a nightstand for a bedside lamp and to lay a cell phone/alarm clock, right? It so happens that we had this set of old Advent speakers laying around that I rescued from garbage pickup in hopes of upcycling them. So I began the simple process of taking them apart. Wow, it took more muscle power than I expected!
This left some rough edges on the inside so I needed to get creative. What was flexible, paintable and easy to attach to the inside curves? I found some vinyl ceiling tile trim (2 for $8) that I could bend and attach with liquid nails and some finishing nails. Since I was using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I knew it would stick to the vinyl.
The speaker had a hole in the back so for the inside, I used paintable wallpaper border on the back panel. That wouldn’t be strong enough to cover the outside though. Again, more head-scratching and wondering what to use…. I was looking for a tin square to attach but couldn’t find any sold separately. So, found this faux-tin (vinyl) ceiling sample online at Home Depot for under $5 which they shipped for free to the store. I only needed 2 squares, so I have most of the sheet left.
Since we don’t have a level small enough to fit inside the speaker to ensure level shelves, I used the compass app on my iPhone. Open the app, swipe left and there’s a level!
I used the same Old Ochre Annie Sloan paint that was on the headboard spindles. Scuffed up the edges a bit, then added some Annie Sloan dark wax to finish! And done! Two projects done, so maybe not a Chalk Paint newbie anymore?
My mom passed away in July and we siblings are just now going through and choosing what we want to remember her with. I picked her sweet little lamp with roses on it. She used it all the time and had it as far back as I can remember. What a perfect complement to the nightstand.
We have a guest room that finally has an actual queen-sized bed. The air mattress, rest its soul, never made it past six months. I wanted a headboard now, but the new ones I shopped for were blah or pricey. I happened upon a new store, Sandpaper, that sells Annie Sloan chalk paint. Loved what I saw in the store and asked lots of questions. Next thing was to find a used headboard to refinish.
Went to a few salvage spots and finally found a great piece at ReStore where money raised supports Habitat for Humanity. The $30 price tag was cut in half for a Labor Day special so I walked away with this headboard in great condition for only $15! FYI, a full-sized headboard is smaller than a queen-sized one. Bring your measuring tape to salvage markets.
I took a chalk painting workshop, and boldly left the store with cans of Coco, Old Ochre, clear wax and a new brush in hand. I made trips back for dark wax and a second brush.
That was so easy, I decided to chalk paint some old Advent speakers that I’m upcycling into night stands! And I have an old desk to transform. Stay tuned…