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Testing Colors: Annie Sloan's Country Gray

This week I tested out a new color [to me] from Annie Sloan's chalk paint line.  According to the paint shop I go to, Chalk It Up, this is their most popular and versatile color.  A good enough recommendation, I'd say, so I picked up a can and waited for the right project to come along.

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When I came across this cabinet, it was a moment of dejavu for me, since just a couple weeks ago, I purchased the exact same piece from a client! [see the post I did on it here

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I loved it before because it was so slim and had great lines, and the second time around, I loved it just the same! I find this piece does well in neutral tones, because it's the type of piece you could throw into any room and it can work both aesthetically and from a practical standpoint.

I decided to keep the interior of the cabinet spaces in the original wood tone, because it was in really good shape and provided a nice contrast against the taupe-gray color.

My styling props were pretty basic: a few mason jars [of course], some books, a bowl of apples [why not?], and a wooden bowl.

I also love to add a bit of greenery whenever I can, so I pulled a branch from a bush outside [couldn't tell you what plant it is unfortunately!] just to add a touch of nature to things.

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This particular color went on extremely smooth and covered really well.  One coat covered nearly everything, with the exception of a few spots that needed touch ups. I did some light distressing along the edges, and finely sanded it until it felt smooth to the touch.  

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Check out my latest piece on Craigslist or in my shop!  Now it's time for me to head up north to a wedding.  Looking forward to lots of good friends, food and dancing! Happy Friday :) -Jo