Sunday, July 31, 2011

Finally using my Chalk Paint!

Finally, I got a little time to try out Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint! I went over to my daughter's after work and waxed her table and chairs her husband had painted with Chalk Paint and it turned out so pretty I decided to do something for me. So, I tackled probably the most difficult thing in the house. I found this little plant stand at GW for $10 I think. 
I think it is a beautiful piece but wanted to lighten up my living room a little
When I got started I couldn't stop! I wanted to splash some paint on everything.. good thing I didn't have more time. 
I called hubby in to look at the top to decide if I should paint the top or leave it. Being the the sweet guy he is, he took the whole thing apart  to fix the gaps. He thinks the top is not original because it was never nailed down properly. Boy, am I glad someone put this one on it. I love it.  
I think I am going to keep it and stain it again. Yep, I see the stains and chips.. doesn't bother me. I just can't paint over that inlay, love  the look of the wood and paint together
It is drying from glue so I didn't get to finish it. I think I may order the Annie Sloan clear wax before I finish. I love the consistency of her dark wax so much more than the clear wax I bought at the big box store.
I did get this little stool finished. A patient I did private duty for in the early 80's, made this. He gave it to me before he passed, so it has a special meaning to me. 
Petty dinged up but I love it that way. Love the way this paint sands off! I use this stool beside my bed to give me a boost up.
I am really slow to post these days as I am putting in a lot of hours with my new job. I noticed I lost one of my followers.. hate that.. so if you don't hear from me as usual please hang with me. I am over half way thru my time to be able to work from home. I can't wait!
Hope to get my finished projects up soon .. still going to tackle that hutch! 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week and if you are in N.C. stay inside, another hot one. 

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Miss Kitty said...

Hi Beverly! I am just finishing up a Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dresser I started over a month I'm being poke-y too. I have to work it in around my real job (I am a nurse, are you one too?). I think you did the right thing to not cover up that overlay on top of the little table. It looks SO MUCH better with your paint job on it!

Honey at 2805 said...

You little table is so pretty and great legs and details. Well done!

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sissie said...

I am going to a AS Chalk Paint workshop next week in Myrtle Beach. I am really anxious to try it.
I think your little table turned out great.


Miss Char said...

Beverly, I love that little table and I think you're right in re-staining the top. Its going to be beautiful with that inlay.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Very nice restyle! Restaining the top will be the perfect finish for it :)

Cortney said...

Wow! Where is the best place to get chalk paint...? And it's companions? I love the look!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I like the combination finish on your table too. Great job!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Beverly! Great job on those pieces! I tried AS paint for the first time today, too - and I'm in love!!!! Wasn't it so much fun to use! So user-friendly, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Hi Beverly. I love the look of that table and you are right the inlay work is so unique and charming. Those legs looks so pretty painted in that Anne Slone white. Great job

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I really like your table and think staining the top is the way to go. I must be the only person in blogland who hasn't tried the chalk paint. I like the look but haven't gotten around to trying it yet, maybe soon. Hope my project will be as nice as yours. Shannon

for the love of a house said...

hi Beverly,
your table looks great, soooo glad you didn't paint that beautiful top- good for you.
I used to have that very same fabric in my dining room several years ago- great minds;)

Glad you too got the adirondacks! Yes, they sit great! Martha who was talking about them?!


p.s. accidentally saw that "thing" in your last post... omg, I would have died, and I would never go into the yard again. We don't have lizards here, thank gawd!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love your paint projects - just beautiful! It looks like you might have used "old white"...not sure. I am going to have to try that paint. Oh, the stool is toooo cute! Linda

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love how the paint brings out the design so much more clearly. Great job. x Sharon