Thanks to my friend Leslie, for introducing me to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It really is magical. No prep needed and the whole project took me a day to complete because it dries so fast! I plan on redoing many other pieces in our house with this paint and the dark waxing method, but I will have to wait until I am a little more agile.
Here are some links I used to guide me in the process -
I bought my paint and supplies at the Unique Rabbit in Lubbock, TX. You can check online to find a retailer near you.
Arles color chalk paint
Normal paint brush (they have ones you could buy, but I just used one I already had
Small can of clear wax
Small can of dark wax
Cut up t-shirt (to use for wiping off wax and wiping on dark wax for the shelves because the wax brush wouldn't fit)
Pics of the process
|After 1 coat of paint|
|After 2 coats of paint|
|After applying clear wax, buffing and then adding dark wax and buffing|
I don't know why, but the final pic in the garage doesn't look yellow, but I think it is just the lighting. I didn't do anything but add the accessories once it was in the room.