Friday, August 22, 2014

Painted small wood dresser

I needed a small dresser for the back of my closet. I found this old solid wood dresser and painted it old white, annie sloan chalk paint. Perfect for what I wanted it for.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Old White Annie Sloan chalk painted desk

I love this old wood desk. It is a very old sturdy wood desk with lots of details and character. The purple paint was chipping off though so it was time for a little refresh. I painted this with 2 coats AS Old White and soft wax. I think it woud be cute with dark wax too but this is for my college age daughters first apartment and everything she has is white. I like how it turned out. Love the old knobs too. I did distress just a bit but not much.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chalk board Easel & painted basket

This child’s easel I painted in Annie Sloan Old White, slightly waxed and distressed. Turns out to be perfect for my REALTOR open houses. BEFORE: AFTER: BACKSIDE: ___________________________________________________ This basket I take with me to open house too. Its years old but still very sturdy, just chalk painted the bottom old white too. BEFORE: AFTER:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fabric painting with chalk paint- throw pillow and foot stool

___________ I have been wanting to chalk paint 2 office chairs in Annie Sloan’s Emperor’s Red. This seems like a fairly big project though so I started off chalk painting 2 smaller fabric projects: a small pillow for an outside bench and a small fabric foot rest for my family room. ___________________________ And the Foot Stool: Both turned out great and I would definitely paint fabric again. I do think that fabric painting can be a bit trickier though so I probably need a little more practice before taking on the larger office chairs. Just a note here about wax, I did not use wax on either the pillow or the foot stool but I understand that you can. I also did not mist water as I was painting which I probably should have on the foot stool so it was a bit hard when it dried. I pushed on it a few times though and now the fabric is no longer rough to the touch.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

little red table

This white table was cute in white too but since I am changing color schemes in my home I wanted a red table. I love Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Emperor’s Silk. See the pictures of the painting process with no wax, then dark wax added which will mute the red into a beautiful rustic red.

Mini black board wall in kitchen

I took this small painted area on the wall and turned it into a mini chalk board. I use it for last minute shopping reminders and also for my weekly Menu. It’s very handy and takes up just a portion of the wall. Very cute and convenient too. Started by masking off area. Finished with 3 coats Annie Sloan graphite chalk paint.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

♥ my Red wood cabinet

After using Annie Sloan paint for a year I decided it was time to Go Bold. Found this solid wood cabinet (or nightstand) and decided on Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk. _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ I just love how this turned out. I used 2 coats of paint, one coat clear wax and light coat of dark wax. You can go darker too if you want more richness. I have this in the family room now because this room needed a little splash of color. This color is fabulous and very rich when using dark wax.