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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Anonymous Distressed Grey Sideboard

So, it's been awhile....but I'm back. I'll give my best explanation at the end of the post. Lets start with this gorgeous girl.


So this was me Thursday.


A little well known secret at our house,my husband dislikes furniture in his garage. I like my explanation. As you can see, he knows furniture all too well.

After much pulling and lifting this out of my car on my own (pat self on back), I managed to maneuvered her to the inside of our garage. 


I love the unique front doors. I tried to find a name anywhere in/on the sideboard. No such luck. 


For the piece I used Behr paint in the color Anonymous. I like to mix my own chalk paint, using a 2:1 ratio of paint to Plaster of Paris. I start with the Plaster of Paris in my red solo cup, and add enough water to make it thick but pourable. Then I stir in my paint, I usually let it sit for 30 minutes. After that, give it one more stir  (get rid of any lumps) and it's ready to use. Don't get me wrong, I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. But this is much more convenient for me, as there's only one store in Edmonton that sells it with limited hours. Here's what your looking for if you want to try my technique. I buy mine at Home Depot in the wood repair section.


Another product that I love and can't live without. Is my Rub'n Buff in Gold Leaf.


Here's a nice close up of my handles. It's so easy to apply. I like to wear gloves, dab a bit on my finger tip and rub it in. Doesn't it look gorgeous?




Lastly, I sealed her up with Minwax Polyurethane Water Base in Satin Clear finish. I am seriously loving this side board.


Now on to my year hiatus... So life got busy. I couldn't hold down everything, so my painting had to hold. Good news is I have more time on my hands now. My last day at my job is Friday, and I'll be painting full time till we move. Ooops, I forgot to mention we are moving provinces to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I'm so excited for a new chapter in our lives. Hubby already moved in January, and the kids and I are waiting for the house to sell. I'm thinking part time work and furniture on the side. I guess we'll have to wait and see how it turns out. 

Here's something funny. First picture is 9:00 am yesterday morning.


Here's is 9:00 am this morning. Crazy Alberta weather for you.



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21 comments:

  1. Wow that's beautiful! What an awesome find. It turned out so nice with the gold handles and new coat of chalk paint. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  2. Your chest looks wonderful and many thanks for the recipe on the chalk paint. Good luck selling your home and on your new to a new home.
    Mary

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  3. What a beautiful piece to start off your return! Welcome back! I love the color you chose. Thanks so much for sharing with us on the Merry Monday link party. See you next week!

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  4. LOVE this piece! I've never made my own chalk paint, but I have mixed it with a lot of latex and that works well too. I'll have to buy some POP and give it a try. Thanks for coming by to visit, Hope things go well with the move!

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  5. Love the piece and thanks for sharing how you make the chalk paint.

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  6. Yes my husband, also , does not like me to fill up the garage. I have to move those pieces...
    I am going to try your chalk paint recipe thanks for sharing that

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  7. Such a beautiful transformation!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  8. Great transformation and I wish you and your family the best with your move!

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  9. I love how this turned out...I have never used rub and buff...but I love the look it gives, I will have to try it sometime. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly link party.
    http://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/2015/04/party-in-your-pjs-53.html

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  10. very pretty makeover Tabatha! I love diy chalky paint! So easy, fun and cheap--just like me!

    gail

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  11. I love upcycled furniture so cool thanks for sharing visting from wake up wednesday have a great day

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  12. Hello Tabatha! I am so glad you joined our Project Challenge link party. This is my first time here and I am super impressed with your paint job on that dresser. An amazing transformation! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thanks for the chalk paint recipe. I am trying to make it! I have been wantint to make a change in our home! I'll start with a piece of furniture!

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  14. LOVE IT!!! I painted our sons bedroom in Anonymus...such a true gray, so I'll have to paint a bit of furniture with the leftovers! Also, I have some rub n buff that I've never actually used yet. Thank you for the the inspiration! The handles look AMAZING. Thanks for sharing at our Project Challenge linky party. Definitely a must visit!! ;)

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  15. Do you use the sealer over the Rub n' Buff as well as the chalk painted area?

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    1. I don't usually seal over the rub'n buff. But I don't see why you couldn't. I think I would use a spray can application though. I do use the brush on sealant for the chalk paint area. Just using a foam brush 2 1/2 in wide. Best of luck my friend.

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  16. This is gorgeous! I love the color and how well it goes with the gold handles. Pinning. I love how I can see the big pictures if I click on the images (seriously, the detail is AMAZING), but I wish the pictures were somewhat larger in post. I literally opened each one in a new tab to get a good look. Scheduling to my DIY Furniture Makeovers Pin Board for later.

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    1. Many thanks Rachel. I think I fixed the picture size. Didn't even notice that. Thank you for the heads up :)

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  17. I can't believe you got that out of your trunk on your own - I've worked on a ton of these and they're H.E.A.V.Y !!!!!!!
    What a beautiful transformation !
    Can't believe you still have all that snow in Alberta - the weather's gone crazy !
    Hugs from Montreal
    xxx

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