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.
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