This old gal had the blues.
She'd had a hard life. I'd tried to fix her up, but that blue apparently didn't suit her.
So I brought her home, and gave her a facelift.
So she got an overcoat.
Over the Annie Sloan Provence (which I got for free, which was cool!), I put on an overcoat of gray. Jennifer Rizzo, who is a famous blogger, calls this a
. I say that I've been doing this stuff since 1972 (which is probably longer than Jennifer Rizzo has been alive, frankly) and I always called it an overcoat. I am totally not trendy that way. Anyway, mine is gray paint (which I always have on hand) mixed with a little plaster-of-Paris and warm water. Brush it on, wipe it off with a lint-free rag, then after it dries, use a damp cloth to wipe down the areas where you want the undercoat to show through.
I switched out the bright blue knobs for clear ones, and there she is...an old girl with a new face!
If only it were so easy for the rest of us!