It's Official, I'm In Love
Yes, I fell hard this past week for Annie Sloan chalk paints. I had read and heard so much about them on the internet.
I could not be any more pleased than I am.
They are wonderful--
No sanding unless you want to--
I sanded just a little bit on this piece after it was painted and antiqued.
It is a little costly but to paint this whole buffet, I used between an inch and an inch and a half from my quart of paint.
Some pieces require a second coat. This one did not.
I should be able to do another piece or two with this same quart.
Couldn't find my extra camera battery and my battery was dead and the paint was already open--
So I had to go ahead and get started. I have no "before" picture.
I loved this piece before--it was a dark olive green.
It is in my entry hall which is kinda dark so the piece was just a non-entity. It was never noticed.
I opened the front door to take these pictures--to get a little natural light and oops, I see I missed a couple of spots with the dark wax but that can be remedied.
Just had to show you my $2.50 daffodil--
This color is called duck egg.
I think it is my favorite of all the colors.
I hope to do several more pieces in this color--
just to carry it throughout the house for a little continuity.
I will probably use a mixture of the clear and dark wax on the next piece I do.
I love this but would prefer that the antiquing be just a little lighter.
It was hard to make myself alter the beautiful aqua color that it was--
Have a wonderful week dear friends.