Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Drab to Fab with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This little table wasn't just drab.  It was downright grungy!  I think it must have been a work table in it's previous "life".  I thought it would be a good project for me to give my first try with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Yes, you heard me right, my first time using ASCP!  I finally have a stock paint store fairly close by now.

The chairs didn't come with the table.  But I thought they were a good match, with similar legs.  They were pretty grungy too.......

When I went to purchase my paint, I didn't have a specific project in mind yet.  I decided to pick up a couple of colors I'd heard mentioned frequently.  So I chose "Duck Egg Blue" and "Old White".  I also picked up a clear wax and a dark wax.  I used both colors and waxes on the table and chairs.  Here they are now looking "fab".  Well, I think so anyway.  You tell me what you think.

It felt good to complete a furniture project.  Since I've been traveling so much since October, I haven't been able to work on my projects.  I can't wait to try some more with ASCP!  Just as I've read many times, the dark wax was a bit of a challenge.  It might be too heavy handed for some tastes, but I'm hoping there will be someone out there that likes it enough to purchase it at the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be on the look out for my next project, when I reveal a makeover for the gossip bench I showed here when I first found it.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the colors and glad you like the paint. If you will use the clear wax first or mix them then you can control the dark wax and take some back off if it is too much. I am sure it will sell quickly.

Kammy Wielenga said...

looks GREAT!!! Lovely table.

Terry said...

I am very impressed. This is such a cute set now.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

Lori said...

Love this...just what I want for my screened in porch! I'm a new follower so I can keep up with all your great ideas. Stop by and visit if you get a chance. I love new blog friends, Lori