I've been sitting on the fence for a while about starting a blog.  I don't  know about you, but for me it's downright overwhelming and a little  confusing.  I actually got my page set up...kind of, then I would work on  it for a while, get frustrated, and leave it for weeks before I came back  to it.  Well, last week I posted two little photos to my Instagram page.   These particular posts were photos of a nightstand that I had refinished  with chalk paint.  This also happened to be my first…

Nightstand Chalk Paint Tutorial

Beautifully distressed! DIY Chalk Paint Dresser Annie Sloan Before & After Weekend Project http://www.vintagecountrystyle.blogspot.com/

Refinished dresser with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Coffee Colored Stain for the top - 2 coats of old white, clear and dark wax coats

How to Distress Painted Furniture

How to Distress Painted Furniture

How to Distress Painted Furniture ~ Here are some of the main tips I can give about distressing furniture pieces in order to have them look antiqued and to achieve a natural distressed look instead of an artificial one: [.

Painted Bassett Dresser - a more formal piece of furniture is given a rustic…

Painted Bassett Dresser - a more formal piece of furniture is given a rustic redo with a distressed black paint finish and a salvaged wood plank top - via Tattered Lantern-could work on my dresser top.

Ethan Allen oak end tables in Black - Before & After from Facelift Furniture

Interesting idea for older Ethan Allen dining room set as well. Ethan Allen oak end tables in Black - Before & After from Facelift Furniture

For this finished I used Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray stain for the first coat.  I let it dry over night then I distressed the wood.  I used 220 grit to lightly sand, focusing on the edges.  The last color coat was a white glaze (a glazing medium + antique white latex paint).  Finally, the clear coats. Fisherman's Wife Furniture: Master Bedroom Dresser Reveal

For this finished I used Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray stain for the first coat. I let it dry over night then I distressed the wood. I used 220 grit to lightly sand, focusing on the edges. The last color coat was a white glaze

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