Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Just me and Annie

I finally broke open my new can of Annie Sloan paint.  My first two projects turned out pretty good.  I still don't have the layering technique down really well yet.  

I have been using this old sewing machine stand as a bedside table.  Perfect height and size.  But, I didn't like the look of it.  I bought it maybe 15 years ago for $25.00 at a garage sale and really used it for sewing back then.  

This step stool/table is a Pier One purchase from long ago too.  Scratched and water stained and ready for some Annie Sloan paint.

I purchased a new color, CoCo at Round Top, TX.  See here.  Lily Lane Home from Waco, TX was set up and selling all colors.  Robin gave me some wonderful tips and a secret that I will be telling everyone at the end of this post.  So the secret will be out of the Annie Sloan can.

Here is just one coat of CoCo below.  It does what everyone says, paints on easily and dries super quick.

As soon as the first coat dried I added a second. I really think the second coat brought out the true Coco color.  Hubby calls it grey.  It really is more of latte color to me.

Then a tea stain layer of Ralph Lauren I already had.

Here are two practice examples that Robin from Lily Lane Home told me about.  Left side is tea stain and rubbed off while wet to show wood.  Right side is one coat of slightly dry AS paint and then a water brushed finish no rub.  It gives a white washed look.

And here are the two pieces waxed, distressed and waxed once again.  Robin's tip was to wax first then sand edges and then wax one final time.  I used SP Johnson paste wax and hand rubbed.

Much better, don't you think?

Now the secret if you haven't already heard.  Annie in person, will be coming on a US tour in March.  She has scheduled one of her stops to be in Texas.  You can check with Lily Lane Home for more information as they hear more.  Also, Robin tipped me off on a new color in the making, Barcelona Orange. It is being tweeked, they released a first run but weren't happy enough with the results.

I'm happy with my results.  Two more tables are waiting in the wings for their turn.

Sharing with:
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Wow us Wednesday with Savvy Southern Style
My Romantic Home 
No minimilist here, Open House Party
Farmhouse Friday, with Laurie Anna's Vintage


  1. Both projects turned out really pretty. Love the color you chose.


  2. WOW! Your first project turned out fantastic. I do really love that color too!

  3. Lori- Wow, thanks for the little tip re: the water. That's a new one for me and I will try that. I want to achieve a Pickled look and maybe this will be a good start for me. I'd love to take a class, but don't want to spend the bucks. LOL
    Your furniture has definitely been transformed and looks great. I want to try the new Coco color. Good thing we have a local stockist!
    :-) Sue

  4. Lori, you did a GREAT job!! Love the color. You make it look so easy!! The piece is just beautiful!!

  5. They turned out beautifully!!


  6. I have to try that. I've been hearing how great it is but haven't bought any paint yet. They turned out so great, love the color.

  7. They're both really pretty! That paint sounds like so much fun to play with.

  8. Lori this is so me....I have my first can too and looking forward to opening it...your gonna make me do it!!! Just have a minute to catch up today I'll be back!

  9. These tables turned out GREAT, Lori! I have a very similar sewing cabinet that I currently keep my serger on top of. It could sure use an update!

    I have no talent for this sort of thing but you & the AS paint make me think that even I could achieve some nice results.

    Thanks for telling me/us about it.

  10. Lori these tables look fantastic! I LOVE LOVE how the sewing table came out! Painting it really shows off all the great lines and details it has. Coco is my new favorite color, French Linen is another. Have a great week, Martina

  11. Lori, dropped by & caught up on some posts ~ I've painted one piece so far with AS. Loving it - have not shared about it though. I think of you every time I place some new napkins out or I'm in Tuesday Morning, like last Friday. Bought the cutiest napkins. Lime green background with leaves all over. You have those? ;)


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