Out With the Old.. In With the New.. Well New to ME!


We all have pieces around the house.. That we still love, but are tired of looking at in it’s current state.

This sideboard, I used for my TV and to hide the audio equipment, before I hung the TV on the wall.  Since then, this ginormous piece has moved to my dining room.  Which I love.  But I wanted something new, so instead of buying another piece.. I just painted the one I had.

I mostly choose neutral colors when I paint.  So, if you choose to move the furniture around the house, there is never a problem introducing the piece into an existing room.

Even though this looks like a monstrosity, it really only took me about a solid day, chalk painting, distressing, and waxing.

This is the piece before…


Still beautiful.. solid wood.


You will notice after the first coat, the wood is still present.


After the second coat of Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I highlighted the edges with very light strokes of duck egg blue and the usual distressing with the sand block.

The details of this particular piece happen to be beautiful.


So, if there is a piece.. and I am sure there is.. that you love but would love a little more..  Go for it! Grab a paint brush and some paint.. and get to it!