Circa 1920 Vanity and Chair

Nick found this little gem for me in New Orleans one day…It’s a great piece of furniture and very heavy duty.  7 perfect drawers, a huge mirror, and the original little chair.  This was my first piece to do NOT using my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…My friend showed me how to make my own homemade chalk paint and I decided an experiment was in order…I had to try that homemade chalk paint out and also, I needed to do an entire piece of furniture so I could compare it in every way to ASCP…including the paint itself, every process of applying it, sanding and distressing it, and putting on the wax. Well, it’s all done and I think this cute little vanity came out great….as for how I feel about the homemade vs ASCP…I still choose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint….that’s just my choice…nothing really compares to the silky smooth paint, both during application, and after the wax is applied…also, it’s just so amazing to work with…so forgiving…the distressing and sanding is a breeze…I am still in love with you, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…you’ll always be my #1, most favorite paint in the world…but…I sometimes might still go play with miss homemade, too!!!

(This particular homemade chalk paint was made using Sherwin Williams “Raindrop” and “Antique White”)

Vanity and Chair $325

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About The Old Cypress House

I paint...I love to paint...I have always painted...I like to take something old and make it new again...with paint! The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact...Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn't do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys...whatever anyone suggested. Then my husband helped tear down a cypress house that was built in 1889 and brought me home loads and loads of more wood, including the old cypress windows that were in the house...I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress...but, I'm sure I'll venture into other areas of art projects. I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, please let me know...I'll be in my shop! "If you hear a voice inside of you say 'you cannot paint', by all means, paint...and that voice will be silenced" ~ Vincent Van Gogh View all posts by The Old Cypress House

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