I’m almost done! With the upstairs guest room makeover, that is. I’ve painted the last piece of furniture that belongs in that room, did some fluffing of accessories and I’m almost ready to call it finis.
Because this is a large piece of furniture. I live in an old house with narrow, winding, turning stairs that make it difficult, if not impossible, to get large pieces of furniture up and down said stairs. And no one else was home to help me move it. Not that I would have toted it downstairs…’cuz that’s how I roll. Lazy. Apparently, I would rather take an hour to clean up this chalky mess than move a piece of furniture up and down a narrow, wind-y staircase. BTW, this picture looks out of focus because the room was filled with a chalky haze after sanding. It. was. everywhere.
This is how the jelly cupboard looked before painting. Well, clearly, I had started painting the top and then I remembered I have a blog and …well…who doesn’t like a good “before and after”? This piece was given to us by my in-laws. They’d had it quite a while and now I’m thrilled to call it my own! I hope some day to pass it on to one of my children. It’s made from beautiful pine, but was starting to take on a kind of orange-ish tone.
This is how the jelly cupboard looks in the room now. I can’t tell you how much I LOVE the way Annie Sloan’s chalk paint distresses. It’s perfect! I’ve tried other chalk paints before. I’ve even tried the make-it-yourself recipe. I keep coming back to Annie Sloan’s paint because of the ease of distressing. It just doesn’t get any better…or easier. I also wanted to share with you where I order my paint: Periwinkle Pass Studio. There are stockists who are closer to me, but I always buy from her because she ships soooo fast! Just thought I’d let you know!
I had plans to reveal the whole room today, but there are still too many unfinished projects. Maybe on Monday after I get the bright red chandelier hung!
Bye from the bungalow,