Pale Green Sea Glass Inspired Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Dresser

I’ve spent a lot of time painting the past few weeks and by the time I hit the last week of March, I was finally able to fully restock the booth once again. I packed it as full as I could get it. I took every piece of furniture I had blocking the walkway to the front door to The Pickers Market and breathed a sigh of relief. This is how the booth looked at the end of March.

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It had been a week of continuous hauling, shopping and cleaning inventory items. To be perfectly honest, I was drained. I took the last Friday of the month to get all of my tax information together for my appointment the next afternoon. I thought I was fairly prepared with my receipts and sales figures but it took both days, all day, to get it in working order. I greeted my tax advisor with notebook paper, pencil scratching and binder clips. She was really sweet. She also kindly printed out fill-in-the-blank charts to help make 2015 a little easier. Oh my word, lesson learned. Thankfully, a new system is already in place. It was almost 8pm on Saturday night when we got home. I was so ready for bed. So. Ready. I quickly checked my emails and saw the daily sales report. If you look at the above picture in the very back of my booth is a nine-drawer dresser. That nine-drawer dresser had sold. I went to sleep knowing I had already exhausted my back up pieces of furniture just a few days earlier.

Sunday afternoon I headed to one of my secret shopping places called The Warehouse completely desperate. I needed to find a piece of furniture in good condition because I did not have time for any repairs. I was so relieved to find this three-drawer dresser met all of my needs.

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It even had all of the hardware in tact.

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I had a little bit of paint left over from the nine drawer sea glass inspired dresser so I used the rest of that and altered it a bit to achieve more of a mint green sea glass color. It looks almost white in this picture but that’s how pale the green is.

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After two coats of custom mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, lightly sanded with 220-grit sandpaper and sealed with clear furniture wax another piece was finally ready to take to the booth.

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Believe it or not it’s not always easy to find nautical charts of this area so we’ve been happily collecting these for a few years now. The shells were a gift from my sister LiLi and I bought the old water marker before I even started “in the biz.”

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I took this picture last Tuesday morning around 6:30 when I started packing up things to take to the booth so I’ll try to get a few more shots once I have it all staged. I’m headed out again this week to find more furniture. I really need to rebuild my stash. Wish me luck!

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Many blessings,

CoCo

Comments

  1. says

    Dear CoCo – Girl…you’ve done it again! This dresser is beautiful – your custom color is so pretty! I’m so happy that your furniture sells so quickly. Although I know it’s a pain to replace a sold piece, just know that because you paint such beautiful pieces – this will always be the case. Your fans love and want to buy your painted furniture!
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    • says

      You’re so sweet ladies, thank you. I know you guys know all too well what it’s like to have to replace both furniture and smalls alike on a moments notice. Thanks for all of your encouragement these past few weeks. Hugs, CoCo

    • says

      ha ha I never thought of it that way Bobbi but you are so right! Taxes are never fun. I’m so glad there are people that enjoy them to help me during this crazy season 🙂 Hugs, Coco

  2. says

    Coco, wow another beautiful dresser. I am so in awe of your mad painting skills. You’re amazing and the color is lovely too. Great job and you should be so proud. It takes a lot be self motivated and self disciplined every day to support yourself as a woman and a business owner (I know..lol) so YOU GO GIRL!! xo Lisa
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    • says

      Lisa, you have NO idea how much I needed to hear that today. I was getting really weary trying to “make it all happen” and I know you totally understand what the creative business owners life is really like. Love and hugs lady! CoCo