All you need for this project is
- Annie Sloan Chalk paints (florence and Napoleonic blue)
- Paint brush
- Sanding block
- Minwax PolyAcrylic coat
Step 1: Sanding the furniture
So to start off with I sanded down the furniture to remove the top coat on the piece. Then, I cleaned the entire piece with denatured alcohol to remove all the dust.
Step 2: Painting
Now, I started off painting the daybed with Annie Sloan Florence chalk paint. I did two coats of Florence to have entire coverage.
I was aiming to have peacock colors on my daybed. So I thought I will try two shades of colors. So after painting the bed with Florence, I painted it with Napoleonic blue wherever I had intricate carvings to highlight them.
Then I dry brushed the carvings with more of Florence to get the double shading.
When two colors are put together they sing! And I can hear the melody of this beautiful double shaded peacock daybed thanking me to have colored it 🙂
Step 3: Sealing
Finally, I sealed the daybed with 2 coats of Minwax polyacrylic coat.
After decking up the daybed with lots of colorful pillows it turned out as I dreamt it to be.