March 10, 2014

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Paris Grey TV Console

The story of this special piece actually begins with my grandmother, Granny.  I remember seeing it in her house as a child.  A couple of years ago, it traveled to Richmond, VA to live with my brother and sister-in-law before making its way to DC to reside in my old apartment.  When I began envisioning the floor plan for the apartment that Kern and I would move into after we got married, I knew this piece would play a starring role.

In order to get her ready for that role, she needed a little beauty treatment.


Her top, sides and legs had seen years of love and wear.


It took a few coats of Annie Sloan's Paris Grey to smooth out the bumps and stains.


The original hardware was in great shape.  I painted a base layer of Annie Sloan's Old White, then covered it with another coat of Paris Grey.


I lightly sanded the drawer pulls just enough to let a little Old White peek through then used some gold gilding wax mixed with Annie's dark wax to give it a little aged look contrast it to the wood.


Kern built a special stand to hold our TV and house the DVD player underneath.


Her new role no longer involved holding clothes.  She was going to entertain...as in...hold our TV, DVD player and record player.


The body of this piece is waxed with Annie Sloan's clear wax.


Our record player fits perfectly into the top left drawer.


I used Old White and a touch of Annie's dark wax on the rim just to set the edges off a little.


If you have questions about waxing, feel free to take a look at my Waxing Tutorial Video.

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