Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My 5 Fall Favorites…


Today I am guest posting over at Living Savvy for Tiffany’s series…


 
  Be sure to stop on over to Living Savvy for a visit, and see my fabulous fall favorites. After working with my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint this week, I could have added her chalk paint to my favorites list!

Here is a look at my very first chalk paint project…


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I purchased this little 3 tier wooden corner shelf at the thrift store for $3.00 -  just to practice my chalk paint technique…
 
 
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Yes…it definitely needed a make-over! After painting it with a first coat of white chalk paint and then another coat of ASCP in Paris Gray, here is what it looks like now…
 
 
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Cute!
 
 
I decided to try a little of the distressing method to let the white paint and dark wood color show through…
 
 
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Turns out this cute little shelf is the perfect place to display my Gold Leaf Paper Mache Bowls
 
 
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I am sold on chalk paint! It covered wonderfully, and without any prep at all. No sanding, no stripping, no problem! After distressing with a fine grit sanding block, I applied a coat of the ASCP Clear Wax to seal the paint. It now has a smooth and subtle sheen…I love it!

Next chalk paint project will be my antique dresser


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Stay tuned!




 

5 comments:

  1. Love the little side table! Great job. Can't wait to see that dresser transformed.

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  2. I love that color - and those bowls are perfect! Love it!

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  3. your dresser will be incredible! can you tell people where you buy your paint?? xoxo

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  4. Looks great! I have never tried chalk paint either.

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  5. Superb end result! I really like what you do .. hello

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