As my readers know I am CHEAP. Yep I hate to pay for things I can get for free or I can get for less. This is why I created my own version of chalk paint. The $38 a quart price tag is a lot of money in my book. However, I wanted to pull a bigger than usual profit from these pieces and decided to bite the French Bullet...or is it the English Bullet? Maybe both.
Camas Antiques (http://camasantiques.blogspot.com/) was having their birthday bash and was giving away a darling little necklace to the first 50 customers painted with....you guessed it Annie Sloan. To help celebrate they were offering Annie Sloan at 10% off. I had a lovely chat with Amanda from One Girl in Pink (http://onegirlinpink.blogspot.com/) . I ended up leaving with a quart of Paris Grey and Old White.
I finally got around to painting the set over Spring Break. I finished painting the pieces and then ran out of wax. It was after five and I had to throw the towel in for the day. The next day I ran back up to Camas (a 20+ minute drive) and got some more wax. I finished the dresser and listed it on Craigslist. Twenty minutes later both pieces sold. I guess it was worth it.
Isn't the basket precious? I picked it up at Salvation Army for a song. It seemed to me like a bassinet of sorts. I researched it and it is indeed a bassinet from Europe. They sell for a pretty hefty price. I LOVE it and don't think I can part with it.
I was happy it sold so fast because I picked up this baby and had both sitting in my driveway (thank goodness for our huge overhangs).