Stenciled Bookcase {Annie Sloan French Linen-Pure White}

Are you ready to see another furniture redo of a previous redo?  I know I can't be the only person that paints stuff and then changes her mind a few months later!  I've been reading the book Simplicity Parenting and have been trying to calm my kids rooms down.  Less toys, less stuff, calmer furniture, peaceful, serene.    I started by painting the dresser E ruined, French linen grey.  Then I painted her bookcase the same French linen grey with a Pure white stencil.  Love it!

This was the bookcase when I got it from my Grandparents.  Chipping, old paint with stain underneath and some water damage around the bottom.  I stripped it with Citistrip and sanded it down and then painted it with chalk paint.  The great thing about chalk paint is that if you decide that you want a new color you can just paint the new chalk paint color right over the previously painted and waxed piece!  So awesome.

I painted the bookcase with 2 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  Then I pried the plywood off the back of the bookcase and painted that with 2 coats of ASCP as well.

One of my FAVORITE things about chalk paint is that it dries super fast.  So the grey paint was ready for my stencil pretty quick.  I bought one of the Martha Stewart Stencils from Michael's.  I used my 40% off coupon so the stencil was less than $10.

I used painter's tape to hold my stencil in place and then carefully painted over it.

The finished back!

I wanted a little more texture so I sanded the stenciled part a little bit.

I waxed the whole bookcase and back with Minwax finishing wax.  I use this wax on flatter chalk paint pieces since it's so much cheaper.  It is a much harder wax so it is harder to work into crevices.  I did use the ASCP Soft wax for the crevice details on the front of the bookcase.  You can't tell I used two different waxes on the bookcase and there is no color difference at all.

Finished!!  Have you tried using Minwax Finishing wax on your chalk painted furniture?

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top