5.15.2011

One More Time......

........for a change and hopefully the last for this piece. I just had to try this chalk paint color and thought it would be perfect on this antique sideboard. This is not what I have been working on this weekend.




This color is called Chateau Gray and it has a lot of green in it. I love how this turned out.

It was this blue gray color and I liked it, but it was a little too light and it was matching the bench too much that is right past this in the great room.

I painted this a couple of weeks ago in about two hours. I had first painted it in Old White chalk paint and didn't like it so then this color came and I went over it and distressed it heavily. I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love it now.





I also watered down some of the paint and lightly brushed it over the fabric on the door panels to make them look old and faded so they would look worn like the wood. You can see the original post about adding the toile here.

Depending on the time of day and the light coming in this piece does change colors. It looks more gray when a lot of light is coming in.

I also painted on some rub n buff in antique gold on the handles.

I waxed this piece with brown and clear waxes. The waxes really bring out the color in these chalk paints.

I am glad I mistakenly painted on the Old White first because I love it showing the many layers on this piece. First it was Georgian green by Benjamin Moore then the blue gray color and now this.
These pieces need to quit talking to me when I walk by!


98 comments:

  1. I love what you did with you piece in your entry hall-absolutely gorgeous Kim!!

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  2. Kim,
    I just love my visits to your blog! The color is beautiful! You do have wonderful way with color...love your style.
    Noticed the inside of your front door is black...it looks awesome!
    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  3. You're sure having fun with that piece!

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  4. Wow, Kim, you are getting the whole painting technique down to a fine science! Beautiful job! Linda

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  5. Kim, thanks for showing this. I'm considering painting a piece in chalk paint, and I want to use a green. The only green I saw available was too bright. This looks perfect for my project. The name is deceiving. LOL
    Love the layered look. ~ Sarah

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  6. They totally recommend mixing the colors..and this was a genius mistake. I really like the color!

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  7. It's beautiful, the best paint job yet Kim, is there a website for this chalk paint that you can order from? I have to try it:)

    Rondell

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  8. I like it, Kim! Love the fabric inserts you put in, too! I am planning on trying the Old White on that headboard I picked up at the thrift store. It will be my first chalk paint project, but with all I've been hearing about it, I think it will be a good way to go.

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  9. Kim, you really are a painting machine. I can't imagine doing that in 2 hours. Looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Kim it is beautiful, I'm glad it spoke to you and said...just one more time! That color is so pretty and I love the distressing...really gorgeous!

    Kat :)

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  11. THis is one gorgeous piece. I love the colors...and how you reinvented it. I also love the fabric inserts. So pretty!! I just ordered a chalk board color chart. I am going to order some colors and play around with a couple tables. Love love love this look!!

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  12. Kim looks like your painting project turned out better than mine...I love it

    Pattie

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  13. Oh my goodness, I love that color! yes keep painting away...that piece could never look bad, only different. I love how it looks now.

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  14. I LOVE your blog! I enjoy reading so many of them out in blog-land and while I think their homes are gorgeous, yours just speaks to me. It is much more colorful and "my" style. Maybe I should live in the south, eh? Absolutely gorgeous table, I am inspired.

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  15. Well, it's MY cup of tea! Gorgeous, Kim!
    Brenda

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  16. Hi Kimmie! I do love this piece and you've made her even prettier!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. Hi Kim, I thought it was a beautiful piece in the other paint colors but now it is fabulous! I love the color and the distressing. The piece looks perfect in your foyer.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  18. Oh...that's fantastic! I'd love that piece! :)

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  19. Kim, Another beautiful transformation. That piece looks really amazing in the Grey color. It really stands out in the entry.

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  20. Wow- I would have sworn that was a green paint- You are right- it does have a lot of green in it! Are the waxes you used the ones from the same place that you got the Annie Sloan paint? Hugs- Diana

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  21. I am still trying to master simple high gloss white! This is amazing!
    Great job!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  22. It just keeps getting better!

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  23. It looks awesome, but then I LOVE evrything in your house!!!! Love how you distressed it AND the fabric! Great job! XO, Pinky

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  24. Love the grey green against the butter walls.
    Perfect. No wonder it keeps talking to you when you walk by! It loves its makeover!
    xx
    A

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  25. Hi Kim ~ the color turned out great and I love how you distressed it....Another beautiful addition to your home. Happy Met. Monday to you :O)

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  26. You have so much energy, Kim.
    I just remembered you said you did this a few days ago and that this is NOT what you have been working on all weekend.
    Are you the ever-ready bunny?
    :)

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  27. Another beautiful paint job!

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  28. That paint looks amazing. The effect of the layers and the aged print has just the right patina to it. Great job. I wish you could walk by a couple of pieces of furniture at my house and see if they talk to you! lol

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  29. Wow! That is lovely! How rewarding to do something like that! Love, love, love!

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  30. Kim you did an amazing job on this antique sideboard !
    So clever & I LoVe the fabric on the door panels with a faded look, truly one of a kind !

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  31. Only 2 hours? Girl you ae really FAST!!!! Looks outstanding by the way.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. It is fabulous Kim, I love the color and the distressing. Distressing the fabric was the perfect finishing touch.

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  33. Kim, you're very talented, you've done an awesome job with your chest! The color is favulous and you sure know how to distress, I understand is not that easy, but you sure did an incredible job! Love it.
    Have a nice week.
    FABBY

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  34. Looks wonderful Kim - I love the distressing! And I'm dying to try the chalk paint!

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  35. Wow, takes my breath away...one would swear this an antique from Europe! FABULOUS!

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  36. I love hthis look. Whee can I get my hands on this paint?
    Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I'd like to see this piece in a post in all its incarnations. I can't remember what it looked like the first time or what it looked like before you painted the first time. I'd like to see all its versions.

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  38. What a a pretty piece Kim! I have one that has been every color under the sun too. I agree with Nita that you should do a post showing all of the different stages for this piece. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  39. Kim, every time you add another special touch to this piece I think...wow, it's perfect. Then you change it up and again...wow it's perfect! You've got a gift for sure...your home is beautiful!!!

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  40. love. love. love it!! How you just keeep making things better and better is amazing! blessings ~ tanna

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  41. I loved this piece the first time I saw it and thought it couldn't get any better....but it is AWESOME, now. I sure do want to try some chalk paint....:))

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  42. Fabulous, Kim! I think it looks perfect now ... love how you brushed over the fabric, too. You nailed it!

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  43. You are one painting fool!:) Looks great!

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  44. Fabulous, just fabulous!! You are a pro with paint and finishes. I am all over the layered and distressed look, LOVE it!! Bravo! Thanks for sharing. XOXO ~Liz

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  45. Kim, I love all the layers, and aging effects. The gray looks terrific, and I love that you were brave enough to rub a bit of white onto the fabric, to me it enhanced it a great deal. Wonderful job, xxx tami

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  46. I love it, Kim!!! Great job!!! :) So gorgeous!

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  47. What a gorgeous piece Kim!! As always your taste is impeccable!

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  48. Fabulous job on a very special piece... quite impressive. I love the finish and the fabric panels are just perfect, especially after you 'aged' them. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I've been seeing this paint all over blogland, it must really be something!!
    yes, tell your furniture to quit talking to you!!;)

    happy week!
    joan

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  50. I liked it white and I like it Chateau Grey! This buffet is just a beautiful piece and your style is fabulous. I have recently painted a few pieces with this color and it is growing on me. Will be posting soon a vanity I did in a combination of this and the robins egg. New at this blogging thing, but luvin it. Jan

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  51. you already know MY feeling on distressed furnishings ... in fact I think the whole world knows ... lol


    Kim ... you outdid yourself little ole' self

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  52. Kim - it looks so much better! And I liked it before too. Question for ya - do you apply the wax with a brush or a cloth??

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  53. This has to be my favourite piece Kim..I'm glad you posted about it again.
    Love how you applied the material to it!!Fantastic!

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  54. I love this piece and do agree with you on how beautiful it turned out..Awesome job..
    Janet

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  55. I really like it both ways, but this color seems to bring out more detail in the panels that you mod podged. They can't stop speaking to you, what fun would that be!

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  56. It's exactly my cup of tea. I Love this beautiful labor of love.

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  57. I can't believe how you just paint and paint again. I do like the look even though it wouldn't work in my house. That is what I love about blogging, getting to live vicariously because we really can't have all the styles that we enjoy!

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  58. That piece is just crazy awesome!!!!

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  59. I loved this piece before now it's sensational! I have a small chest here that I am just waiting for it to talk to me. I have all these different ideas but I can't settle on one!? After seeing your piece I'm thinking of purchasing a copy of an old print and Mod Podgeing, is that a word?, it to the front of the piece and distressing it. Any ideas? Your a geneus at this stuff.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  60. Well this chest is certainly my cup of tea! I love it.

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  61. This is a gorgeous piece. I love what you've done. beautiful.

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  62. This piece took my breath away this morning. I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/beautiful-french-sideboard/

    Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  63. You are very crative. I bet you could get some good money from this piece.

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  64. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!You have created a timeless piece of furniture... its a work of art!Stunning!Thanks for sharing with us.And thank you for following me and your lovely comment. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  65. Hi Kim, This piece turned out fantastic!!! I love it! Of course, I love toile, and the fabric really does look worn like the wood. You did a beautiful job, and the color is wonderful!
    ~ Julie

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  66. I love it. Looks beautiful.

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  67. seriously this is beautiful sideboard! love the patina and the painting.. just perfect for your home!

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  68. WOW!!!! This is so beautiful! You did such an amazing job.

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  69. Really great piece! Did you add the fabric or was it there? I hope you don't mind, but I am going to share this on my facebook page. Take care, Laura

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  70. GORGEOUS! Simply gorgeous. Love everything about this sideboard. Great color choice. Love the addition of the fabric. Looks amazing in your entryway.

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  71. Love, love, love! Love the paint, love the fabric, love it all! Jennifer

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  72. Wow! I love it! Love the fabric inserts and you did an amazing job with the distressed paint! I just sold my dining room hutch and I want to get a sideboard or buffet and paint it gray so this is very inspiring!

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  73. Wonderful, wonderful piece! I love that fabric choise for the insets!

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  74. Kim,
    I love this shade of green. I really love the effect you are getting with the chalk paint. Really looks old. It looks perfect! Now, if I could just find an old buffet so I could try this. Always great inspiration here at you blog. Thanks for linking this up!
    Sherry

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  75. Hi Kim! Just when I think it can't get any better you take that piece to the next level of gorgeousness. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  76. What a fabulous old piece! I love the chippy paint. Coming over from SNS. Happy new follower!

    Jeanine

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  77. Beautiful!!! I love the green/gray you ended up with, and the distressing looks fab! This is such an amazing piece of furniture all around.

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  78. I just love this piece Kim- no matter what color it is, or how it changes- it is always just so gorgeous! I love the new look and distressing- so perfect! Thanks for sharing this at FNF- have a wonderful weekend!

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  79. Wow, love it either way , great job. Like the fabric inserts that just makes it, almost looks like they are paintings in there.
    Linda

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  80. Oh, this is sooooo incredible!! I love EVERYTHING about it!! I'm SO glad you used this color. I've been dying to see it used: I need to pick out the colors of chalk paint to order and I'm stuck on this one!! Thanks. You should be so proud!! :)

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  81. I love this piece, how fun!!

    Tiffany, I blog over at:
    http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com/

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  82. It's a beautiful and unique piece now. The "mistakes" are often what makes painted pieces so special. :)

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  83. I love it.. the colour and the fabric on the door panels! I love how you aged the fabric.. it really does look old. A great piece that I would love to have in my home! take care, Maryann

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  84. This is soo beautiful!! What did you use to distress it? Whenever I try to distress anything with sandpaper, it goes right to the wood. I love the white shining through! Is that because it is chalk paint or the tools you used? Thank you!!!

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  85. I actually used a power sander and regular sand paper on this one. I painted an undercoat of Old White Annie Sloan chalk paint and then the top coat of Chateau Gray.

    thanks

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  86. Kim, I wanted to let you know I included this post in my Style File: Fabric Furniture! I just loved your choice of color and fabric! Come and check out the other pieces I featured. http://dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/08/wednesdays-want-this-look-style-file.html

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  87. Kim-I'm new to your site and I must tell you how glad I am that I found you. You have probably told everyone already, but what is the brand and color of the paint on your walls in the entry? I want to paint my living room a yellow but not YELLOW! This piece is amazing. Can't wait to see more. Thank You.

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  88. Missy, I hope you come back here and read this since you have no email attached to your comment. The color is custom mixed. I first bought desert tan by Benjamin Moore and it was way too yellow. I didn't want to waist a can of $52 paint so I took it back and had them tone down the yellow. All my paint colors are listed at the top of the page under a tab.

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  89. This is amazing!!!! Thanks so much for posting this! You are soo talented! Love the colors!!

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  90. This is it!! It;s Beautiful I Love the color and the added fabric Brilliabt

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  91. This has got to be one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen! I Love It! Really like what you did to the doors! Beautiful job! :)

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  92. I absolutely love the fabric on the fronts!! This is a beautiful piece... and I am glad it talked to you one more time!! It's perfect!!

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  93. That is amazing and beautiful and I plan to steal this idea

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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