Friday, September 7, 2012

Loving the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

A little shelf and a cigar box that were painted with the Arles ASCP. The pictures in the post are a little backwards. I thought I would put some back to school items with them so you could get a better idea of what they could be used for.
Closer up of the cigar box. Not sure what else I will do with this but it's not finished.
Here is the shelf plain. My friend Sue at Sullivan and Murphy had a ASCP workshop at her home. Another friend Kathy at Creative Home Expressions attended. The instructor was Jean a stocklist for the ASCP paint. We had a wonderful lunch in Sue's gorgeous back yard. Sue posted about the workshop a few weeks back. She does a much better job explaining than I do, if you want to know more. You can mix the dark with the clear wax, the method I used on both of these. The old drawer really took the stain well. It gives the piece you are painting an aged look. Makes quite a difference from just the plain paint.
Closer of the shelf. This shelf had some little holes in it.......love how it looks with the wax. I am hoping to hang it on a wall as a little shelf.
When I first got the shelf, I used it at the Springfield Vintage Market Ohio Bloggers get together. We were supposed to bring a snack in something vintage. We had our little get together in Sue Whitney's (Junk Market) Space. There weren't many of us but it sure was fun. I won the prize for most creative. I think that was the category. I won this great book by Sue and tickets to the Springfield Vintage and Antique Market which is happening next week-end. Also next week-end is the Country Living Fair in Columbus. Also the Backwoods Fest in Thornville. Wish they were not all on the same week-end. I can't handle all that junkin in one week-end.
Here is the same little drawer that is pictures above with a banner that says TREATS and has some yummy vintage candy.
So if you are on the fence about the price of the ASCP........it is so well worth it. No prepping or priming, easy clean-up, unique colors, and the paint goes so far.
Hoping you have a great week-end. No weddings this week-end for us but Dimples and Eyelashes turns 1 and he is having a party.

18 comments:

Sue said...

I haven't used the Arles, yet! Waiting to find something to paint. I love the color. Have a good time today. xo Sue

Junebug said...

I have a buffet I've been wanting to paint red. But i haven't found the right color/shade. I will have to check out this paint. Just maybe I can find it!

Love your little shelf. Here's hoping you have a great weekend.

Jo said...

Very cute! I think I may pick up some ASCP in Springfield

Blondie's Journal said...

I read Kathy's post...it sounds like all of you had a wonderful time at the workshop! Your shelf and box turned out gorgeous! I'd love to try the ASCP but we don't have a supplier close by and it's a little steep to ship. Congratulations on a great job and your prize! :)

XO,
Jane

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I haven't tried chalk paint yet. I used Rustoleum black on a shelf and covered the piece with paste wax. That turned out good.

Cozy Little House said...

I read about the fun you girls had!
Brenda

Gina said...

Your chalk paint pieces are great! I wasn't sold at first, but now I can say that I do love chalk paint. Enjoy!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I may break down and buy some! I also have a couple of "recipes" to make my own...
Cute candy drawer!
Don't forget to mail out your Fall swap banner by the 11th! Thanks, Debby!
Warmly,
deb

Julie Harward said...

Hi Debby, thanks for your visit. I love your projects, very cool paint! Love the treat drawer too, what a good idea! Have a great week...and Fall. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Debby,

I just opened my first can of ASCP and is does have some great merits.

I just love the pieces you transformed.

June said...

Debby I just love little shelves like that! 100 uses for them!
I haven't tried chalk paint yet, but everyone seems to love it!
hugs...

must love junk said...

How fun that you won most creative!!
Great job! I'm going to the Country Living fair in Columbus next weekend-you're right, too many fun things going on! :)
Susan

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Debby, You are a busy lady. I checked out the other posts and you ladies had a great time. You did a great job on your pieces, inspiring me to get out a paintbrush!! Have a great week my friend. Love, Penny

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That drawer will make a great shelf hanging on your wall, Debby! I'll bet some of those cute little pumpkins would look great on there. Thanks for the shout out!

Side note: I'm going to be packaging up your hat and goodies soon. I'll send you an email when I mail them so you know they are on their way! : )

LBP said...

I love your chalk paint pieces! I am the world's worst painter!! Maybe I would do better with chalk paint..

Looks like y'all had a blast!

Linda

Susie said...

I love to see others junk turned into treasures. Great job Debby. I could see that drawer as a shelf. Smiles, Susie

Isabelle Thornton said...

How cool! Very good job!
I would love some antique events here. Thanks for saying hi!
xo

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Sue and Kathy are sweet ladies so the workshop must have been so much fun!

Love how your pieces turned out!