Painting an Edwardian washstand

BEFORE
Newtons paints require little to no prep work so a light sand and I was on my way. Making sure the piece was well masked was important so the finishing came up really well. If you feel this paint is a little thick, which chalk paint can be - just add a little bit of water and shake it up, this works a treat.AFTER 
As you can see the piece came up so well.  I really like the colour we went with, the chalk finish ties in so nicely with the character of the piece too.  If you're into shabby chic, an alternative to sanding back the paint is using a product Newtons have called "Antiquing wax". This way you can choose how far you go and buff off accordingly.If you see one of these beauties around, pick it up! The marble top alone is worth the price and look how those tiles pop now!