So you know how I mentioned a while ago that I was madly in love with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan? Well, I still am. In fact, I’ve gone a touch overboard (odd for me to do that, I know) and have been
drinking painting up a storm!
Why do I love it so much? No sanding, no priming, just painting. That’s the wonderful thing about Chalk Paint (not to be confused with Chalkboard Paint) – it makes everything so easy!
1. Wiped down with a cloth to make sure they were clean
2. Applied 1 coat of Emperor’s Silk (dried in 1 hr)
3. Applied 2 coats of Graphite (1 hr between coats)
4. Applied 1 coat of dark wax (after previous paint coat dried)
5. Distressed the edges using a wet green scrubby pad.
And rather than bore you with post after post of random pieces that I’ve done, I thought I’d throw them onto one post for you to check out. Now I am BY FAR not even close to being an expert on Chalk Paint as there is so much to learn with regards to waxes/finishes/speciality glazes/etc… However, I am a pretty deadly furniture painter and these pieces turned out supa dupa!
Piece #1 – Demilune table.
Okay, I’m not that fancy shmancy – it’s a half moon table – whoopy ding! My loverly client Clayton GAVE me this table – I bet he’ll want it back now!
This piece was done with Annie Sloan’s Graphite which is supposed to be a soft-black, but really settles more like a dark muted slate colour. And yes, there are different accessories in the photos, I just love playing around!
Piece #2 – Revamped Farmhouse Style Buffet and Hutch
I was not a huge fan of this piece in it’s previous state. However, by removing the doors on the hutch (and supporting frame) it really opened things up and created a more modern Farmhouse style piece of furniture!
For this unit, I followed all of the steps that I did for Piece #1 – except with no red undercoat – just 2 coats of Graphite and some dark wax!
Piece #3 - Pardon my French, but that’s a big forkin’ spoon…literally
This is that fork and spoon that I made Tim drive 45 minutes for. I paid $5 for the pair and I love the way they turned out – now I just need to make a big salad!
And yes, that vase IS a boobie vase, I’m so glad you noticed! It was one of my first purchases when I moved out of home many many moons ago. It was love at first site and the breast, I mean the rest, is history.
I just loved this little vintage maple side table. Solid as a rock and in perfect condition so OF COURSE I had to paint the heckadoody out of it! I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Olive this time with a coat of dark wax and looove how she turned out. I had trouble working that dark wax though, so I think I should have clear waxed first….
Now that I have exhausted myself and all of Tim’s patience I’m going to take a break from painting – atleast until tomorrow…