Transforming furniture is one of the things we love to do the most at Suite Pieces (located at 162 Huron Street)! We’re going to share with you how fun and easy it is to change the look of something you already own without the hassle of sanding and priming. We’ll be using one of our favorite product lines that we offer in the shop, Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. By the time you do all that prep-work with traditional latex paint, you’re ready to call it quits and leave yet another unfinished project sitting around your apartment taking up precious, expensive square footage. When you use Chalk Paint® for your painting projects, you get instant gratification that keeps you going till it’s back in place ready for a photo op!
We found this amazing low cabinet with gorgeous sunburst details at an estate on Long Island. It had a shiny veneer finish with undesirable black spots all over it. Our goal was to brighten up the piece with color, while highlighting the beautiful sunburst detail.
The first step is to clean your piece, to remove any grease, grime or pledge buildup. We have a product in store that we offer, called Krud Kutter Pre-Paint Cleaner, but you can use any de-greasing cleaner you have as well. Chalk Paint® will go over any surface…previously painted furniture, polyurethane, varnish, raw wood, metal, concrete, plastic, fabric, brick & even laminated furniture!
Second, start to paint! The paint is very self-leveling so no need to worry about brush strokes. You can also lightly sand after you paint to further smooth out the finish.
We created this deep teal color by mixing Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Florence and Aubusson Blue. And by the way, Aubusson Blue is our Color of the Month for June, which means $5 off quarts and $1 off sample jars!
The first coat may look like you’re priming, but with color. Achieving a rustic or shabby finish is easy with Chalk Paint® and in many cases, one coat will do it! If you’re looking to create a more modern, pop finish, a second coat will give you that deep vibrant coverage.
Next, watch the paint dry…but for only 30 minutes to 1 hour! Well, no need to actually watch it dry…but seriously, by the time you get to the end, the first part of the piece will be ready for a second coat!
At this point you can distress to achieve a vintage look. We chose not to distress this piece since we wanted to keep the look a bit more modern.
The last step is to wax your piece. Wax will seal & protect the paint with a high-end satin finish. Buffing is optional (recommended after 24 hours) to achieve a shinier finish. Waxing is easy and can be done with a rag or a brush. The best tip we give about waxing is to work in small manageable sections brushing the wax on and wiping it back with a rag immediately. Then move on to the next section…wax on, wax off. After you’ve removed the wax from each section, it should feel smooth with a slight tack, never sticky or goopy. Waxing takes the place of a polyurethane finish. It is longer lasting, gives a hand-done finish and can be re-applied over time to easily touch up and freshen up.
Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, along with other incredible decorative paint products is available at Suite Pieces. We also offer milk paint, enhancement products, furniture & wall stencils, hardware & workshops to pull it all together. We’re located at 162 Huron St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 in Greenpoint. We also offer a slew of handpicked vintage goodies along with our updated vintage furniture pieces. We have tons of sample boards and we’re happy to walk you through your projects. Stop by soon! We can’t wait to meet you!
Sponsored post courtesy of Suite Pieces.