Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Better Late than Never....Chalk Paint!!

I know chalk paint has been the rage all around blogland for the past few months.  Well, I finally got around to purchasing some.  It really happened as an accident.  As many of you know I have a booth at a store called "Not so Shabby"  It is home decor, some antiques and lots of painted furniture.  About a month ago I stopped in to check my booth and there it was CHALKPAINT.  It seems that one of my fellow vendors is a stockist so I just had to buy some.  OK I am boring so I chose "old white".  I just love this paint.  It covers great, dries quick, and makes it super easy to distress an item!! are some before pics of a child's chair that has been hanging around in the garage for the past 8 years.

The chair itself is cute but distressed and not in a good way.  So with minimal sanding and 2 coats of old white chalk paint it looks like this........

I dry brushed some blue craft paint over the white and then distressed the chair a bit with some fine grade sandpaper.  I finished up with some spray polyurethane in a satin finish. Here are some close up shots....

I love how it turned out! I put it in my booth at "Not so Shabby" and it sold the same day!! I can say that  I am now addicted to chalk paint!!


PS. For those of you that want to know I made the pillow using the crown graphic from the Graphics Fairy.

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  1. Really different Kari. I have to say what I love most about Annie Sloan paint is that everyone's projects are unique. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  2. Well done!

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  3. Very nice job. I haven't tried the paint yet, not sure if I can even get it in Canada

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