Tuesday, May 1, 2012
First Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project...
These are the candlesticks I began with originally. Wow, I'm glad I've learned a little more about picture taking. Is this photo dark or what?
Here they are in my craft room (my kitchen counter).
I first painted them with Annie Sloan Old White. Then I tried layering them with French Linen. I didn't like how they looked so I then painted them all over with French Linen. That looked better! I then sort of dry brushed them with the Old White.
Now, I have to be honest, I still have to put on the clear paste wax but I wanted to get this blog done, since tomorrow is my day for an infusion of Remicade and an appointment with my rheumatologist.
Now, you devotees of Annie Sloan may cringe at my technique. Remember, Penny gave me a quick 5 minute tutorial at the store when I bought my paints, so I was pretty much flying blind here.
The paint looks really chippy and layered. Is that what they are supposed to look like? Hope so because I'm really happy with them.
Special thanks to Penny at Comforts of Home and Kim of Savvy Southern Style. Kim doesn't know it, but she recently did a project with Annie Sloan chalk paint and I kept going to her site to see what her beautiful plate rack looked like when she was finished. That helped a lot to be able to see a project already completed.
Have you ever used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?