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Chipped Paint Cabinet

Add a worn look to a new table.

British paint authority Annie Sloan painted this matching pair of rather dull and fairly recent reproduction bedside cabinets and then chipped the paint to add a distressed look. To balance the cool tones in the room, Sloan added warmth to the pale Country Grey cabinets with a narrow decorative line around the top of the ledge and around the drawer front, painted in diluted Burgundy.

See more from Annie Sloan's book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More, in our photo gallery.

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