A client recently brought this me this bookcase and asked me to paint it for her daughter's bedroom. I was excited when she asked to have it painted in Henrietta Chalk Paint® because I had not used this pretty hue yet.
The bookcase started out as light pine, complete with tacky decals. To prevent the knots in the wood from eventually bleeding through the paint, I applied a coat of shellac to the bookcase before applying the Chalk Paint®.
I painted the inside with two coats of Old White Chalk Paint® and the outside with Henrietta. This color is so soft and pretty. The whole time I was painting, I kept daydreaming about eating berries and cream. I guess that is what Henrietta reminds me of.
I used Annie Sloan Clear Wax to seal and protect the paint followed by a touch of dark wax along all the edges and grooves to add depth and enrich the color.
I am happy that, after being a Chalk Paint® user for three years, I can finally share a Henrietta piece with you!