Saturday, July 28, 2012

Annie Sloan Coco Chalk Paint Dresser

I added a few things to my shop, and like always, I got side tracked and picked up my paint again!  I think I have ADHD, because I can't stick with one thing for very long.

I am really feeling the color Coco from Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint line!  A few people have said that they don't care for it, I however,  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!  I am not one for a lot of bright colors.  I love all of the new shades of neutrals that have come out the past few years, so this is right up my alley!

I got this dresser on Craigslist for $25.00!  It's solid and the lady took really good care of it.  You remember this furniture from the 70's, don't you??

Every little girl's room had this style in, except for mine!  I had to share a bedroom with my older sister, so we had an earlier bedroom set.  I always wanted a set like this, and now slowly, I am getting it!

Here is my progress so far...

I haven't quite decided if I want to paint the drawers Old White or Old Ochre, or just paint it all Coco.  I am also going to add some icing to this dresser with some resin appliques that I painted in Coco and dry brushed with Old Ochre...they look amazing!  

I also got this Ethan Allen buffet for $30 that I am trying to pick a color for.  Graphite?  Louis Blue?  I just don't know yet!

I do have to get back to one of two things...painting or beading.  Hmmmm, which will I choose today??
That's it for now!  Thanks for looking!


  1. The dresser you painted, was it made of real wood? I found one like it on craigslist, but it's not real wood, and I'm nervous to buy it because I've read a few places that chalk paint isn't the best on some artificial surfaces. I'm honestly not sure what material it is made of. I was told veneer, but it doesn't look like veneer to me. It's very smooth, almost plastic like?

    1. I am so sorry! I haven't been on here in forever and somehow missed your notification. It is not real wood, it's that plastic laminate stuff on top. I haven't had any problems with it at all, but I definitely suggest using Annie Sloan. I used CeCe on a similar laminate piece and it came right off even after a few weeks of the paint curing. It was a horrible experience! Annie Sloan has worked very well for me on a variety of surfaces and I highly recommend her paint. It's a bit more expensive, but so worth it!