Monday, February 13, 2012

My First Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Class

Last week I finally got the privilege of taking an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint class.    The class was hosted at my nearest stockist store Luxury for Less in Ponte Vedra. They supplied us with everything we needed to practice a few techniques.  We even got the cutest aprons to take home!

Oh, the choices!

Our wonderful instructor, Wendy, is on the left.  And our host, Elaine, is on the right.
My pictures really don't show the details very well.  But here are the three techniques we covered.

This one is stippling using three colors.  I sealed with clear and dark wax.
This is a two color technique.  I tried half with clear wax only and half with clear and dark wax.
This one is a dry brush technique.

Again, sorry these pictures really don't show the techniques very well.  One day I'll actually get a decent camera.  These are just taken with my phone.

I did get to play around with some paint on the top part of a huge mirror.  This is what I came up with:

I did a base coat of Graphite and then stippled with Barcelona Orange and Old White.  I did the stippling  seperately instead of putting both colors on each side of the brush.  Mainly because I tried the orange first and then decided it needed to be toned down.
Oh, I forgot to mention we had a delicious catered lunch as well!  I forgot to take pictures until after we had already dived in.  You get the idea though. :)

And last but not least.  Here are a few of my classmates.  See the cute aprons!
Formulating a plan. :)
One more look at our awesome instructor, Wendy!

I can't wait for the advanced class coming up soon!  Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be blessed!


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Surprise Feature!

Just when I'm sitting here feeling sorry for myself, someone goes and does something nice. Sharon, over at Mrs. Hines Class featured my simple frame makeovers post.   What a surprise that was!  It's funny how you think something is really not worthy of posting, and then it gets featured!  I've been in a funk lately.  I mean a real, stopped in my tracks, can't do anything, kind of funk.  I can't seem to wrap my mind around completing a large project.  I think it might be connected to the hormones.  I'll get that checked out at the end of the month at my annual checkup.....I digress.    Anyway, I just wanted to thank Sharon for including me in her features this week.  I'm not sure anyone will actually read this post, but hopefully she sees it.  

Stay tuned for a furniture makeover in the near future!

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