Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More Pieces Done With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint


I've been playing around some more with the ASCP.  I cannot get over how easy it is to use.  I have been contemplating spray painting these candlesticks white for some time now.  I just never took them outside to do it.


One of the things I love about ASCP is it has very low VOC so there is relatively no odor at all.  So I painted them right in my kitchen.  I didn't prime or sand them.  Just two coats of paint. 


I decided to bring a little more color in Reagan's nursery and painted her side table with the Duck Egg color.  This is such a pretty color!  Her table was just painted white.  Actually it was covered in Kilz primer spray paint.  That is as far as I got in painting it back when I was doing her nursery.  :)


Now it is a beautiful color and coordinates with her quilt so well. 


I gave it a light distressing but I haven't coated it in the clear wax yet because I think I'm going to paint over the distressing.  I think I like this piece better solid.


Have any of y'all tried ASCP?  What are your favorite colors?



17 comments:

Mrs. Jenk said...

I love Emperor's Silk- a good barn red.

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It is so easy and fun- I agree. I painted my kitchen island this weekend with it! Fun!

Stephanie said...

I've always been hesitant to attempt to paint any furniture pieces, but you've convinced me! Love the pieces you've done.

Kari said...

I haven't used the ASCP, but have been wanting to do some chalk painting crafts. And I like to table NOT distressed.

Elizabeth said...

My sister has been painting all kinds of things with ASCP. She gets it from a great store in Little Rock- White Goat. Have you been in there? It's amazing.

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

I am working on a dresser for our little girl's nursery...painting it Duck Egg blue and LOVE the color!

Pam said...

I would love to try it but I haven't found it in NW Arkansas. Do you know where to get it here?

The Photo Goo said...

You have me intrigued! For some reason whenever I paint something it's sticky after it's dried for days/weeks. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong :)

Toni :O) said...

Wow! Those candlesticks now just POP!! You can see them now...awesome!

The Crowder Family said...

Wow, Shannon! I love the candlesticks and Reagan's blue table! You did a great job--as always! Last week, I showed Bryan the table you did, and he said I can paint some of our furniture! I can't wait!

Kristy Goldman said...

I seriously need to try this.... too cute. And I love the color you chose - it really does bring out the colors of her quilt.

(Oh - and I took my blog off private...it was kind of a hassle! I hope you'll stop by again.)

Sarah Robbins said...

Old White is my favorite. It's too expensive for me to venture out into other colors and I love white so much.

Your Duck Egg table is so cute it makes me reconsider though!

Leslie said...

@Pam - You can get the paint at Red Hill Boutique that's in the shopping center with the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Fayetteville (at 265 and 45). I used their Graphite color on an old bench for my entry and loved it. I waxed it afterwards and almost wish I didn't because it would have been nice to keep it as a chalkboard finish.

Anonymous said...

I have that exact same little accent table. It had a leather or faux-leather top (now covered it paint). I married it along with my husband, but never liked it. It was my first chalk paint project - in CeCe Caldwell's Carolina Sun Yellow, slightly distressed down to walnut stained wood. My husband loves it! Now he comes home every day to find something painted.

Kelli said...

Oh I just love the blue and those candlesticks love them!! :)

Kristen said...

That blue is so beautiful! I'm a little obsessed with it at the moment, so I'm sure my husband will thank you for telling me where to buy the paint! Ha!

Marlene said...

Got a question for you. Did you do anything special to get your candles to burn like that? Every time I burn my candles, they just burn down the middle rather than having that "folded over" look.

Thanks! Great job on all your painting projects!

Marlene

Shannon said...

I have noticed some do that and some don't. Those are from Hobby Lobby so maybe try those. Since you got me thinking about it, those were sitting under or near an air condition vent so I wonder if the little breeze helped them burn all the way around instead of just a straight flame?