A happy accident in painting....

I am a spur of the moment house fluffer.  Travis calls me Bunny....not for the reasons you'd think, but because I never stop moving things around in the house.  He says every day is like Easter....you never know what  you will find.

So this morning I decided on a whim to paint our old watchmaker's cabinet.  I knew I wanted to leave the top dark.

I started out with some milk paint in the colour "slate" and gave it two coats.  It was BLUE y'all....really blue, not so much like a slate blue, but a sky blue.  Not a fan.  So I went over it with one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the colour Coco.

As I was working on the piece I began to notice that the paint was still reacting like milk paint.  Some spots darker/lighter than others, mottled looking even....I loved it!  

I finished it up with a coat of clear wax.

That is what I call a happy accident in painting : o )

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  1. Hi, Glad I found you on the Blog Hop. I joined you as Kathy B.
    Please come by. your always welcome, http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com. You have a lovely blog.

  2. That is beautiful! Love how it turned out for you!

  3. That looks beautiful! It brought new life to that piece.Great color choice too!

  4. Amazing. What a difference!!! I would not have thought it's even the same piece! I am visiting from Not Just a Housewife, Show me what Ya Got....

  5. I LOVE it!!! FABULOUS. I am off to pin it. Thanks for linking it up!

  6. Kathy B.- I will stop by! Thanks for popping over : o )

    Sherry- Thank you so much!

    Karen- Surprised me too....peeked around the corner to see the dried part and WOW!

    Stacy- Thank you!!

  7. Love this makeover! It turned out lovely :)
    New follower, Francine

  8. It's beautiful! What a difference some paint makes!

  9. You got the touch as far as decorating and painting goes. Even your "mistakes" come out amazing.

  10. I love the finish you've created on your fabulous piece of furniture!

  11. Francine- Thank you, and welcome!

    Brenda- Huge difference- fun!

    Vince- Hahaha, I only photograph the decent mistakes ; o )

    Vickie- Thanks! I am really loving the washed out look it gave.

  12. What a neat cabinet! I like the new transformation! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend! Good call leaving the top dark too!

  13. HI Tricia!
    I jsut found you thru the Feathered Nest Friday and so happy I did! Your post cought my attention when I saw 'Watch Makers Cabinet." I just purchased a wonderful antique watch makers cabinet myself a few days ago. I just posted photos on my blog today. I was thrilled to see your results. If you take a peek at mine, you'll see what rough shape it's in. Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Tammy- Thanks, I try and leave the top as is if I can. I like the contrast between dark and light : o )

    Beth- I would love to see yours! Tried to click on your link, but it tells me the blog is not public. Can you send me another link?

  15. SO glad you linked up with Vintage Inspiration! this cabinet turned out incredible. I would never have come up with that color technique, looks fabulous!

  16. I love how this turned out! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Your cabinet turned out perfect! Love a surprise like that.
    Mary Alice

  18. This is such a pretty piece! It looks terrific.

  19. I'm a bit tardy, but wanted to leave you a note that you are featured on Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  20. Wow, that turned out beautiful! I love the colors and the handles you chose. Your newest follower from Potpourri Friday! :)

  21. Honey at 2805- Thank you so much!!

    Welcome Kathy : o )

  22. This is awesome! I've seen if featured a few places and decided I had to come check it out! My husband is named Travis too! (I assume that it was your husband you were calling Travis!)

  23. Jill- Yes, hubby is Travis aka "the contractor". Thank you so much for stopping by : o )

  24. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches... you are being featured tomorrow! I just love this cabinet, it has such character. Grab and I've been featured button & thanks again for joining the party.


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia