I cheated on Annie Sloan.
There, I said it. I cheated. And I love chalk paint. I love that there are a million and one things that can be done with it. It's a paint, it's a wash, it's a glaze, it dries in 4 minutes, distresses like a dream. It can be used inside or out. I think you can frost cakes with it. ***Please don't actually try that, I'm just kiddin!
But I cheated. I went to a fancy pants cabinetry painting class at a local faux finishing school, they use Faux Effects products. I love painting furniture and thought I might like to learn more from someone who actually knows what they are doing. Besides, I have painted five sets of kitchen cabinets without a clue! But, Yikes! The class was taught in another language. I only understood about every third word. Thank goodness that the girl beside me spoke faux and was able to translate for me. But I came away with so many samples and great ideas, I can hardly wait to try them out!
This was my first effort with these products. I definitely liked using them but it took sooooo much longer than the magical ASCP. It's always a good thing to have some options, right?
This buffet was a hot mess when I brought it home and definitely needed the extra lovin that it got. Lots of wood glue and clamps and TSP substitute cleaner were used here, it took some time but she's pretty again!
Isn't it sad that my cleaning products have to be labeled with consequences for my children? Wow, my handwriting was messy that day!
And the after....
Sometimes, cheating is ok. Don't tell my kids.
Hanging out here this week
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday