I got this old chopping block from my mother in law. She was moving and getting rid of most of her old furniture. I loved this piece because it's solid and beautiful. It was a little dirty and worn on the top. I kept it in my entry way until I got inspired.
I've been wanting to use a rich, deep color on something from Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint line so one day I just decided to do it!
I went to my local Annie Sloan Chalk Paint carrier, Vintage Begonia in Old Town Temecula. I was happy to see they had restocked all of their sample bottles. The previous month had a bare shelf with a few to choose from.
I took a chance and bought Emperor's Silk! I waxed it with clear and then dark wax.
Here's the before:
Here is the after