Sunday, July 17, 2011

A little bit of nostalgia and some chalk paint...

I hope everyone is had a nice weekend.  We had a rainy one which really put a "damper" on my some of my painting projects.  I was however,  able to complete one. 

Last weekend while I was out driving with my hubby from garage sale to garage sale our car broke down.  It was such a drag. Fortunately for us though we were at a light in front of a auto repair center. We literally pushed the car to the shop. We had to wait for the car to cool down before the mechanic could look at it so we sat in the little waiting room.  We were growing impatient because after all it was Saturday, a beautiful day, and there were a ton of garage sales.  After about fifteen minutes I was anxious and walking around the shop. I walked over to the window outside because I noticed some commotion.  Well God must have been with me that day because right next door to the shop was an RV dealer and guess what they were hosting?  Yep, a community garage sale right there in the parking lot!  Who else gets to garage sale while they wait for their car to be looked at? It was a good day! (Even though we also found out that we needed a new radiator)

It was there that I found this beauty.  It is a record cabinet. We have quite a record collection and I am always looking for ways to store them.  I have never seen a cabinet like this before but I loved the lines of it. What I liked even more was that it was only 10.00! Score!  Now I know that the popularity of records was really before my time but there is something about them that my hubby and I find so nostalgic. I swear that we are old souls.

If you are a reader of my blog you have heard me mention several times that I really wanted to try Annie Sloan's chalk paint.  Well I finally broke down and ordered the paint despite the cost.  And I must say, the paint is totally worth the 35.00 per quart. It is awesome! What I loved even more then the paint was the Annie Sloan wax.  For this piece, I did two coats of AS Old Ochre followed by a light sanding to distress. Then I added a coat of clear wax and let it dry. After it was dry, I applied a coat of the dark wax. The dark wax has to be applied quickly and wiped off quickly. Then I sanded a little more and voila! Here she is!

Until tomorrow,


  1. Your record cabinet is lovely! I have heard so many good things about the Annie Sloan paint and wax. I live in Canada, I would have to drive for two and a half days to a store to purchase it. So I won't be trying it out any time soon.
    I have a sister who lives in Corvallis!
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. LOVE IT!!!! The transformation is amazing!!

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  3. Love this!! What a cool find :) I love Annie Sloan as well. Lasts forever and so easy to use. Job well done!! Can't wait to see more from you.

  4. Cathy camikula@bell.netJuly 19, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Records were just "at my time" and I still have all my LPs and 45s (and my turn table)! I have never even heard of a "record cabinet". It is just great! How many records does it hold, approx.?
    I think I'll have a check on ebay and see what I can find.
    Looking at your picture, though, an idea just struck me and I may be able to produce/create/knock-off your lovely cabinet!
    Great finish!

  5. Wow, Kristy! I love the cabinet. The color is awesome!

  6. Oh! Fabulous!! Don'tchajust LOVE chalk paint!?

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