Saturday, May 12, 2012

Newest Obsession - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Read this article about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Paint? No prep work? This has my name written all over it.  AND - a cute shop, in a small warehouse nearby, sells the paint!  The following weekend - I was there, 15 minutes before they opened, waiting in the parking lot. Note: I don't do anything with furniture other than dust it once in a while, so this paint stuff is easy peasy.

French Linen paint color.

Harvest table that my husband and his mom stained years and years and years ago.  Well, maybe not THAT long ago...but pretty darn close.  Those legs belong to my daughter, the "we" part of this post.

Once we saw how easy it was to paint the table, I started looking around for other options.  So, we painted two of these little ragtag tables that have been around for years and look pretty sad.  We also painted an old waste basket and a small wooden step ladder that had once been red, but was very weathered after living outside for years.

These are the brushes we used.  We didn't paint the place where the table leaf lifts up (have no idea what that place is called).  We were worried if we painted it, the leaf wouldn't open properly.  We also left the underside of the table with the original stain.  My daughter said that way we leave the part that her dad and grandmother did and combined it with the part she and I did.  She has already claimed she gets to inherit anything she helps paint.  Hmmm, that could be an issue with the other sisters.

Waxing tools.  The Little Black Chair

Table in the foyer.  I was a bit chicken to rough the table up much.  May go back and remove more paint later.

View with the underside of the table that isn't painted.

The ragtag table looking pretty darned nice.

The confession:  We painted things until we ran out of paint. I have been to the store 3 times in one week to buy more paint - Old White and Arles.  A persistent voice in my head keeps saying "Oh, that would look nice painted." Tomorrow (Mother's Day) my daughters and I will be painting more furniture.

Today I registered for the Annie Sloan paint class.  
Paint me obsessed.

I am not connected with Annie Sloan paints or The Little Black Chair - just an excited customer.


Jill Zaheer said...

Love your disclaimer on the paints- :) just adore the passion and fun you've had with this paint. And the results are gorgeous! Seems like a furniture painter's dream come true!! Happy Mother's day!

nancy neva gagliano said...

how did i miss this phase??? FABULOUS FUN PHASE!
as i write, i have the perfect wooden chair to paint from the farm! ...... and pretty soon, some TIME!!