Day 4…Losing the Oak

Lets talk a little bit about Oak today.  There is lots of different images that come to mind when I think of oak.  Very old antique oak can be beautiful.  But then there is the other “Oak Factor”.  Visit any yard sale or Goodwill and you will know what I’m talking about.  Great pieces, with great lines, solid and well made but very “oaky”.  Often times very shiny too!  These pieces are screaming “I need some Annie Sloan” for a super quick makeover.  They can give your room an entire new look.  Great pieces that you don’t mind really experimenting with color on.  
For this table we chose Old Ochre and Chateau Grey

We layered the two colors and then did some heavy distressing to reveal back the bottom color and some of the wood.  We finished the piece off with clear wax and she was ready to find a new home!
So, don’t be afraid to cover that oak, it is no sin in the world of Annie Sloan Paint!

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3 Comments on Day 4…Losing the Oak

  1. Stiltskin Studios
    October 4, 2011 at 7:32 am (6 years ago)

    great color choices! You guys have a great eye…or great eyes, as the case may be!

  2. Lisa
    October 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Looks great! I’m loving this series

  3. stefani
    October 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the distressed table. Beautiful colors!


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