Good morning Cottage Fix friends! How’s things? We’re in the midst of crazy town here, always are this time of year I guess. With school back in full swing and both kiddos participating in after-school activities it can be hard to keep up with everyone’s schedules. Just call me momager. Wink!

I worked on this pale pink chair all last week and it’s finally finished. There was a lot of carting it in and out to the garage and waiting involved in this pretty pink. That’s the thing about painting and distressing furniture, it requires a lot of drying time in between steps so it takes a little longer. But I’m quite pleased with how she turned out.

Cottage Fix blog - pale pink painted chair and bright pink bloomsCottage Fix blog - bright pink blooms from the garden

Here’s how I achieved this pale pink painted chair look…

  • Two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antoinette
  • One coat of Waverly clear wax
  • Distress with sandpaper
  • Another coat of clear wax
  • At this point I should be done, but I decided I went too far with the sander so…
  • Touch up with chalk paint in Antoinette and super light sanding by hand
  • Another coat of wax

Cottage Fix blog - pale pink chair in Annie Sloan chalk paintAs you can see, I’m feeling pink these days. Between the bright pink garden blooms and the pale pink chair it’s a double dose of happy color. What is it about pink? It’s such a fun, warm color, and to me pink says “don’t take me too seriously!” I sometimes notice pink incorporated into the most sophisticated spaces to add a bit of whimsy. Yes, I’m diggin’ the pink.
Cottage Fix blog - pale pink painted chair and bright pink blooms

Cottage Fix blog - bright pink late summer bloomers

Cottage Fix blog - pale pink painted and distressed chairCottage Fix blog - pink painted chairAnd isn’t this a yummy color combination in the photo below! I couldn’t help but include a couple of shots of the bright pink blooms with my old painted blue chest.

In the Annie Sloan chalk paint color chart, she suggests pairing red with this Old Violet chalk paint color to achieve a Parisian boho look. Love that! This bright pink bouquet is doing the trick. Hot pink, pale pink, or anything in between… yes please!

Cottage Fix blog - blue distressed trunk and bright pink flowersCottage Fix blog - pink and distressedCottage Fix blog - distressed trunk and pink flowersThanks so much for popping by today!

xoxo Sally


4 thoughts on “pink

  1. Victoria

    Your pink chair looks gorgeous! I’ve never tried the Annie Sloane paint, the price always scares me off but I’m sure it’s worth it:) I don’t have tons of pink but I do like it scattered around the nest a bit!

    Happy Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend! My honey starts his vacation after work today so I’m really looking forward to that:)

    1. sally Post author

      Thanks so much Victoria! I purchased the AS paint to refinish my large heirloom dresser. And so far I painted the dresser, a small piano stool, and now this chair with one can of paint. There’s only a smidge left now though.
      Enjoy your vacation!! xo

  2. kelly

    That is such a pretty light shade of pink. Much prettier than the plain wood color that it probably started out as. I remember those chairs from my neighbors house growing up. It certainly makes a cute accent chair for your home!

  3. Julie

    Your chair looks beautiful dressed in its new color. I love pink but have been hesitant to use much of it in home decor because I didn’t want the men of the house to be uncomfortable 😉 But I have plans for a new master bedroom makeover that includes small doses of fuschia! Have a great weekend, Sally.

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