Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Paris Grey Vanity

I finally bought some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
After selling a few projects I decided it was time to try it.
I went with my first love, Paris Grey.


This is the vanity that needed some help and I thought Paris Grey was the answer. The mirror was broken so I did away with that part. I think she looks cute as a desk or a pretty mirror can always be hung above her to maintain the purpose of the vanity.


I went to work and decided to test one of the many claims to fame of this paint and that is... no sanding or priming is required. It really is amazing. I was so pleased with the first coat and the coverage it gave. I decided to do a quick and light sand and then a light second coat of paint. I was completely satisfied with it. However, my kids decided to have a water fight... in the garage... right next to my freshly painted vanity! So needless to say, I sanded the second coat and applied a third coat. After that, I waxed and buffed her. Little Miss got a few shots of this and it was true to form. I usually have a baby on my hip :)


Here she is...
 

 The details on this piece are great.
I loved the hardware and was happy to reuse it.
They just needed some paint and distressing as well.






I loved the chalk paint. It's an amazing product. After having made several batches of "DIY: chalk paint", this stuff is obviously in a league of it's own and there is no comparison. "Brilliant" is all I have to say to Annie Sloan. For all my central Iowa friends... if you want to know a place where you can buy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint check out TLC Vintage Collection . Make sure you allow some time to look around. Janet has a shop full of beautiful vintage housewares. You will be so glad you found this place!



I love the Paris Grey and am looking forward to trying some more colors. I'm curious to know all about  Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint as well. She has some great colors out there. I'll let you know all about it when I try it.

Linking To:
WWAW ~ French Country Cottage ~ Rooted in Thyme ~ Common Ground
The Charm of HomeThe Inspiration Gallery
Miss Mustard Seed ~ The Shabby Nest 
Paint Parade ~ The Cottage Market ~ Fidlin' Friday
Saturday SparksThe Chicken Chick
The Dedicated House ~ Knick of Time ~ The Scoop
Give Me the Goods MondaySavvy Southern Style
DIY by Design 

47 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite AS colors too! What a beautiful piece! You did an amazing job!
    xx
    Anne

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    1. thanks so much Anne! i enjoyed catching up with the latest at your blog the other day. especially loved your house tour.

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  2. I was cruising Craigslist and saw your post. I'm not in the market for one right now, but I just had to let you know that you did a great job! It looks amazing. Great use of the AS paint.

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    1. thanks so much Krista. i always love to hear from the locals. thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  3. Just beautiful! You did a great job :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    They're my go to colors - and look beautiful on this piece
    ( I see features in your future!!! ) it's just perfect!
    Visiting from French Country Cottage,
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. thanks for the visit Suzan and the sweet compliments.

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  5. I have a Paris Gray Piece and I LOVE THE COLOR! I love this piece you did a great job!

    Come link up at my Paint Party! http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party.html

    HOpe to see you soon
    Brooke

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    1. thanks Brooke! i will have to catch your paint party next week. i was so excited to see how you turned that record player piece into a buffet. i have a similar piece in my garage that is awaiting a make-over like that.

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  6. The pic with your baby made my day! Thats totally me! Your piece is beautiful, I'm going to need to get that color!

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  7. It came out really lovely. Glad I found this, I'm about to get into the whole painting furniture thing and now I know of a great paint to try. Thanks! -Dawn

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Best wishes with the painting projects. There are so many great tutorials out there for AS Chalk Paint and waxing.

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  8. This is gorgeous! I just primed a chair last night and want to do it a grey color. I love this Paris Grey! It looks perfect for my chair. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Friday to you!

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    1. Thanks Brooke. Hope your chair painting goes well... I would love a chair done in Paris Grey as well.

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  9. You did such a great job refinishing this! saw this on the shabby nest I would love it if you would share this at my linking party today! http://www.fidlersunderoneroof.com/2013/06/fidlin-fridays-link-party_21.html

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  10. This is so elegant and lovely! You did a wonderful job! Your styling and photos are just perfection as well! Looking forward to pinning this one!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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    1. Thank you Amanda. I have admired so many of your pieces of furniture.Glad to have finally tried ASCP. Thanks for the visit and taking the time to leave a comment.

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  11. Paris Grey is my favorite too!! It's beautiful, so is the baby!!

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  12. I also love Paris Grey. You've done a beautiful job on this desk Mimi. Love the photo of you with your baby - that's multi tasking!
    Fiona x

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    1. thanks for linking to Paint Parade. and I love the peonies of your wallpaper also.

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  13. It is so pretty. In the original picture is that a piece of trip on the back or a different piece of furniture leaning against it? Dianntha

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    1. thank you. yes, in the original picture there is the piece of decorative trim... the mirror was broken off of that piece so I just decided to not use it at all.

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  14. Your vanity turned out lovely! The color was such a wonderful choice. It has a wonderful romantic feel to it now.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links open till Friday.

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  15. Beautiful color, and working with "a baby on your hip" just like the gretchen wilson song:) . I'm pinning to inspire an upcoming dresser refinish! Swing by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-pillows.html

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  16. Such a lovely desk! I think you picked the perfect color... This is definitely my style, gonna pin it for sure!
    I'm visiting you from the Give Me the Goods linky party.

    Take Care!
    Andrea @ Cloud Nine Chic

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  17. That is beautiful! I recently just bought some Chalk Paint but haven't used it yet. I bought Paris Grey, Louis Blue, Emile, and Old White and dark and light wax. So excited to get started! (when I have some time).

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  18. hi Mimi, Just letting you know you've been featured on my blog today at Paint Parade
    Fiona
    www.lilyfieldlife.com

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  19. It looks gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  20. It is so feminine! Looks gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. I still have yet to try Annie Sloan paint and can't wait to use it! Your desk and the distressing is absolutely beautiful!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  22. I am featuring this today at Home Sweet Home Linky party!
    Sherry

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  23. Popped over from Embracing Change today. What a sweet vintage dressing table. I totally LOVE what you did with it. Also love that you work with your baby in your arms...remind me of myself some 40 years ago. I used a side pouch and a backpack a lot too. That baby turns 40 this year!!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

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  24. Absolutely positively GORGEOUS!!!!!!! TFS!!!! hugs...

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  25. I so love this! You will be one of the features later today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods! You're one of my features! Be sure to grab a button.
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/06/features-no14-from-give-me-goods.html
    Jamie @ Better With Age

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  27. What a beautiful piece. Love the color and the way you painted the handles! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  28. What a great piece! Just saw this on Craig's list and knew without reading it was a ASCP piece so thought I would drop by and HI from another local furniture painter!

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  29. Just found you on Craigslist and hopped over to your blog. I love ASCP and Janet at TLC Vintage Collection! I don't have a blog, but try to keep my facebook page up. You can see my projects at www.facebook.com/Raisethebardessertpedestals I have my painted furniture there too. Stop by and say Hi!

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  30. I just found your blog via French Country blog and have been enjoying reading your project posts. The comment you made about trying a DIY chalk paint vs. Annie Sloan's paint is very helpful. I was on the fence about making my own, vs buying. Thanks for your candid opinion about Annie's being the best option! I'm all about less work, like sanding and priming. Love your blog!

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