I have been looking for a chest for our basement for awhile and I decided to start looking at our local Craigslist in hopes to find some good deals. And then about a month ago it was as if all of the furniture stars were aligned! Hubby and I took a trip to Lexington, KY (Go CATS!) and I found this awesome little shop that sold Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint and that was the first I had seen of it (yes, slightly behind in this neck of the woods...). I was in love! When we got back home I discovered that I couldn't buy it around here so I decided to just wait and get some one day when a project came along. Well, wouldn't you know, that week I found a nice big chest on Craigslist for $70 and I bought it! I knew then that I HAD to use some of the Chalk Paint on it. After much debate I decided to go with Barcelona Orange. We are not afraid of color in this house and I have a great picture to hang above it with some orange in it so why not? I ordered my Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint and some clear and dark Annie Sloan wax to go along with it. The chest was in decent shape but had a lot of wear and tear to it. But the fabulous thing that I had read about this paint was that there was NO prep work. No need to sand, no need to prime, nothing. SOLD.
Here is the before-just your typical chest with old hardware
BEFORE & AFTER!