Paris Gray and Old White Wardrobe

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in brass, chalk paint, painted furniture | 23 comments

 I thought it was supposed to be warmer today than it was.

I had big plans of getting a lot of painting done.

My driveway is my workshop, so I like to have good weather when I work.

I made up some fake forecast in my head that told me that today was going to be sunny with a high in the upper 50’s.

When I realized that it was not warming up, I checked the weather.

Actually, the high today is 39, and that doesn’t happen until late afternoon.

Tomorrow is going to be rainy.

Just wishful thinking on my part I guess?

I did finish painting one piece of furniture!

I just had to hold my hands under warm water to thaw them out when I was done 🙂

Here she is:

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Totally Shabby Chic!

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray and Old White.

I waxed it with clear wax.

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I used 150 grit and 220 grit sandpaper.

I was going to try the “water” sanding today, but my water was turning to ice.

I will give that a try another day.

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I replaced all of the knobs with clear glass.

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This is available for sale.

Do you have the perfect home for it?

Check out my facebook page, and if you are local, you could be the proud new owner.

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I couldn’t resist adding some of my recent brass finds to the top.

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  1. It is absolutely beautiful! I cant say this enough….you are soo talented!

  2. I am loving that baby. Love the colors you used and the glass knobs, oh be still my heart. Good thing I don’t live close anymore. I’d be on that baby. I’ll look on your etsy store to see how much she is.
    Is that a waterfall chifa-robe? Looks like one from one pic. We have a bigger waterfall chifa-robe in our room. Hubs put shelves in the closet part so we’d have more storage. I bought it at a place in Smith’s Grove, KY (east of Bowling Green). I love it but it’s needing some TLC badly. Need to sand it down, fill in cracks on both sides (from top to bottom) and repaint. It has it’s own handles on the drawers on right side. The mirror on closet side is still hanging in there but has some spots, perfect I think. Most people here don’t know what a chifa-robe is. It’s an old fashioned armoire.
    Would love to be able to put glass knobs on it all over. Have a porcelain one on closet side. I bought a few glass knobs and couple handles years ago at a little antique store off the highway on way to Elizabethtown, KY. I loved to go up there antiquing. When hubs gone for few days I’d get restless and head up there. I think the whole of KY was an antique/vintage mecca.
    I’d so love to be able to go shopping in Smith’s Grove again. One store had several great pieces of hammered aluminum which I love. Still have a few of those. I’ve never seen any here. People don’t know what it is.
    Were at Goodwill in Junction today, again lots of awesome brass pieces.
    Ok sorry for going on, love your chifa-robe, you really did her proud.

  3. She’s a beauty!!

  4. Gorgeous! I have serious envy!

  5. Love the gray color and the glass knobs!! Very pretty!! You make me wish I had a bigger house, Melissa! I’d sure find a spot for this lil’ pretty! – Karen

  6. Really pretty makeover! Love the soft colours : )

  7. Beautiful piece! Love the color combination!

  8. What a wonderful makeover. Love the colours!!

  9. Your color choice was spot on for this waterfall chiffarobe. I work outside and was surprised by the sudden change in the weather.

  10. Love this piece. This is similar to the furntiure that I have in my bedroom which was my Mother’s. I hope to do something like this to it when the weather gets warm enough to paint it…

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!


  11. How pretty! The colors are perfect, so soft.

    I hope you’ll come see My Daughter’s Master Bath Redo! #83 at Met Monday.


  12. I wish all my furniture looked like that. Shabby Chic Love!!!
    fondly, peggy

  13. Melissa,
    Shabby Chic, indeed!!!
    Perfect color palette and those glass knobs are elegant!!!
    Thanks for sharing…visiting from Susan’s MM!!!

  14. WOW! This caught my eye over at Cozy Little House. You did a great job! I’d love for you to share this over at The Honeysuckle Bus Stop for Moonshine Monday! I really think everyone will love this piece of work!

    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

  15. Such a fabulous find. Thanks for joining TTT. I like the gray and white. Hugs, Marty

  16. Very good job. The colors are perfect in a distressed finish.

  17. Gorgeous! Love the color choices and those beautiful glass knobs.

  18. What a lovely piece! I love the gorgeous feet!

  19. This is beautiful! I love the colors! Would you consider sharing it and any other projects that you may have over at my Pinterest Party?


  20. oh wow! this one is a real beauty! love the finish and colors and those pretty details!

  21. A beautiful piece! I love the glass knobs. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  22. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tonight!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #64!

  23. Terrific tutorial! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. See you there! ☺


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