Annie Smannie {Miss September}

September 16, 2013

Annie Smannie.

I painted my bedroom furniture over Labor Day weekend.

Wanna know my motivation?

This blog.

I wrote typed on my “intro” blog page 3 weeks ago that I would blog about how to paint bedroom furniture. In full disclosure here……..I had not painted my furniture at that point. Also- I wrote that post in August and emailed it to Megan.

I call that accountability, friends.

So here’s the deal. I need you to lower your expectations on a detailed tutorial on how to use paint for furniture. Ladies, it was an easy project. It was expensive…..but easy. Instead of buying new furniture……I simply painted mine. And I call that thrifty.



Before Pic:


This paint is easy to use. So easy……you simply shake it like a polaroid picture, pop the top like a Pepsi and start painting. Now, my man complained at how much it cost ($100)…..but I told him that we are paying for the convenience of NO priming or sanding!

I painted the fireplace twice. The 1st coat was to simply get some paint on the furniture. The 2nd coat was to fill in the streaks.

Painted fireplace (no wax):


Next, apply the clear coat wax:



Doesn’t this remind you of Crisco? It looks like you could fry up some chicken with this! It’s sorta disturbing that Crisco and wax look very similar. #cleaneatingalltheway

Just rub on the clear wax. It elevates the feel of chalk on your furniture. I used an old washcloth for this part.

Lastly, apply the dark wax if you want a more antique finish.


The dark wax is no joke. It takes just a little and it goes a LOOONNNGGG way. So long that I am STILL using the wax on the bottom of the lid (and that’s after I painted the fireplace and our 4-poster bed).

Finished Product:


Tips and Tricks from the Not-So-Wise:

  • Don’t get yourself worked up over this paint. It’s easy……and sorta fool proof. There’s no right or wrong.
  • Go light on the dark wax.
  • When you apply the dark wax, use a paint brush. Brush on a light coat with your right hand and rub it down with the old wash cloth in your left hand. Wax on, wax off.

If you would like to see my 4-poster bed transformation, check it out here.

Angela September 16, 2013 at 9:45 am

Love it! I recently did our buffet and daybed with Old White and can’t wait to do more.

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