Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chalk Paint Bandwagon

Well, I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon. I purchased chalk paint because if it did everything everyone says, my life would be so much easier! I did like the paint, it was very smooth, has great coverage, dried quickly and has almost no odor. What I didn't like was the color. I ordered Graphite because I want to paint my kitchen table black & I knew the only way to do it was if the chalk paint is the best paint in the world. Well, Graphite is not black, its not even close! It was a very dark blue gray when I put it on. I was disappointed to say the least but gave it a chance because I knew my wax was coming & that would darken the color. Well, 1st I put on the clear wax & it was a little darker but still not black. Then I put on a dark wax & it's still not black. It is a very pretty dark blue black color now but not a true black. I think this piece turned out beautiful but I won't be using it for my kitchen table :(
This is one of my favorite pieces, I've had it almost a year & have tried to come up with a place in my house for it but just can't. I will disappointed to see it go. I purchased it with a complete set & this piece was just the icing on the cake. I was searching for 2 twin beds (have you ever tried to find matching unique twin beds? Tough, I'll tell ya!) I found the beds with headboards & footboards (my daughter actually liked them-bonus!) a dresser, huge mirror, this highboy, a small table & a small chair, all for $250!! I was only planning on using the beds & maybe the dresser but ended up refinishing the table & small chair. The table I use every day next to "my blogging spot". The chair was the perfect size for my daughter's room & looks great. I need to make a post about them, they both turned out great!
Anyhoo, I am way off subject! Here are the before pictures of the highboy


It has these tiny little hand painted flowers on it.  I wish I knew what the age of this piece.  And I've been calling it a highboy does anyone know if that's correct?

After


I didn't get a good close up of the knobs, they are the roman numeral clocks from Hob Lob.  I let my daughter choose them :)



$275

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19 comments:

  1. Hi Jill! Wow ~ this looks stunning! I am your newest follower.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  2. Beautiful! That is a lovely piece of furniture!!!Graphite seems like a great color....I need to order some more chalk paint..looks like Graphite would be a great choice! The knobs really add pop!

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  3. Beautiful piece, you did a great job! :)

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  4. i love it! the color is very cool, but yeah, not black. it is awesome on the dresser. and i looove the shape of that dresser!

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  5. That looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm so eager to try out Chalk paint and you really did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  6. Love the legs on this piece! It's a treasure for sure. Visiting from MMS.

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  7. Love it! Thanks for the info on the graphite chalk paint...I ordered it to redo my dining table too.

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  8. So interesting about the paint color. I used the Paris Grey and it is quite blue grey....nice job anyway on how it finished up.

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  9. it is a beautiful piece and the color is fabulous on it..

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  10. Terrific job!...it looks stunning!
    Hugs
    FABBY

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  11. It truly is a gorgeous piece of furniture! It looks great! Thanks for the info on the chalk paint. I haven't jumped onto the bandwagon yet. Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometimes soon.

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  12. Such a gorgeous piece! Love the color and I am going to have to try that chalk paint at some point too... it looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  13. Well it did turn out gorgeous. I heard that graphite color is deceiving...you are the second gal who said that. Glad in the end you still liked it. Thanks for joining my newbie party and do hope to see you again.

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  14. I was so glad to read your post. I too want to jump on the bandwagon and try that paint. Good to know about the black- I'm actually thinking of trying some of the lighter tones- I'm wondering if they have samples- I will have to check that out. Well, I'm a newbie too...visiting from Debbydoos- Let's follow each other!

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  15. I have to jump on the same bandwagon. I keep reading all over blogland about this chalk paint. Sorry the color didn't work out. I found you over at Debbie's. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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