Paris Grey Painted Accent Table

annie sloan chalk paint side tableMy aunt recently gave me this little side table. No, it’s not cherry. It’s painted orange with large, chippy brushstrokes all over it. Pretty bad, right? Nothing a new coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey couldn’t fix.

paris gray painted table beforeI watered down the paint a bit and gave the table two quick coats of Paris Grey. After the paint was dried, it was time to wax.

annie sloan chalk paint waxIt’s easier to control your dark wax when you put a layer of the clear wax on first. You can always take away a bit of the dark after you apply it with additional clear wax on top, but it’s necessary to have the clear wax layer on first. And see what beautiful results you get with the Paris Gray?

paris gray painted bookshelf waxAbsolutely yummy dark wax in the brush strokes…

top of paris gray bookshelfI just kept playing around with the dark and clear wax until I got the finish I was looking for. Here’s the final results…

paris gray painted furniture

ASCP paris gray painted table

paris gray painted bookshelf

ASCP paris gray painted bookshelf

paris gray staircase bookshelf

top of paris gray painted bookshelfThis little table will actually be going at the bottom of my staircase leading to the basement. It’s the perfect size and now it’s the perfect color. It’s amazing what a little bit of paint can do, right?

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  1. Kimm at REINVENTED says

    Beautiful! I love the Paris Grey color, haven’t tried that one yet. I’ve kinds been afraid of the dark wax too, but your technique takes out the fear factor! :)

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