I never would have bought this color based on the sample chips. I also never would have found it appealing based on the Annie Sloan description, a ‘warm greyed brown’. Brown? Me? No way.
Then I saw a dresser painted in it. Yes way! Lovely. So I purchased a can of Annie Sloan’s Coco and brought it home.
And I decided to use it on the Bryn Mawr vanity. You remember, the orange-y companion to the dresser that I picked up in Bryn Mawr.
I wanted to get some more practice with stripping and staining, so I stripped the top and refinished it with the General Finishes Java gel.
It was the perfect pairing. The dark Java finish on top with the Coco on the bottom. I could just eat this one up.
I’m calling it a vanity, but I don’t have a mirror for it. Perhaps I should just call it a desk. It’s a nice petite size, which would be perfect tucked into the corner of a living room or bedroom.
I staged this with one of the alabaster lamps I picked up at the Linden Hills sales. I actually came home with three of them! And I happened to find the perfect shade for it in my stash.
This guy does have a bit of a flaw. I thought the dark finish would cover up some stains on the top, and they are still visible.
I like this side view shot because it gives you a good look at how nicely the Coco and the Java gel work together.
I’m sure this one will go home with some lucky new owner. Will it be you?
It is posted on craigslist for those of you in the Twin City area. Woops, missed it, this one is SOLD.