Wednesday, June 5, 2013

road testing chalk paint & a few snap shots

so i finally got my hands on some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. about flipping time!
and because i had to keep a child home from school today, i had the chance to get out my poor dusty paintbrush!

this cute number has been painted in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue. the paint gives a fabulous coverage, and i couldn't believe it only needed one coat of paint. no prep coat either. just a quick wipe down before i started.
once dry, i applied the clear wax with an old cloth. it definitely deepens the colour tone of the paint when rubbed on. i can see now i've uploaded the photos that i've missed some spots- i think i need a little practice with the whole wax application. the clear wax gives a lovely smooth sheen to the finished product.
i love how it also brings out the timber colour where the edges have been sanded.
such a pretty piece now :)
i also painted up a timber frame in Duck Egg Blue, but didn't apply any wax.
you can see the difference between wax and no wax below. again, only one coat was applied.
this little frame was painted in Annie Sloan's Pure White Chalk Paint.
as you may have noticed, my poor blog has been terribly neglected :( i suppose that's just life when you work almost full time!
school holidays are just around the corner, so i'm hoping to pop in here a bit more frequently with a few more furniture makeovers in a couple of weeks time.

here are a few snaps from around the house.
hanging shell garland one of my girls gave me for Mothers Day
happy agave
new pink barnacle and a cushion from the Keren Brown sale. sigh. love.
side table before....
 enjoy the rest of your week 
Kate x
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  1. Wow what an improvement. I like the colours oth waxed and unwaxed. Your house is looking lovely at the moment.

  2. love the look of your chalk painted things! looking forward to trying it.
    your house is beautiful, especially seeing you're working full time.

  3. Glad you got your hands on some ASCP Kate, great colours you chose too, that little table looks beautiful now!

    xx Karen

  4. Beautiful transformation!!!
    So, tell me, are you addicted now lol?

  5. What a great transformation. Love the pink barnacle! x

  6. Looks fabulous!!! Need to get my hands on some too!

  7. Wow, the table is beautiful! I tried ASCP before and never used wax, I want to try it again!

  8. You did a great job. Amazing the difference paint makes. I know you're a little quiet on the blog but it's great to see you on instagram. Kylie x

  9. Kate, I love that table. I am going to sit here all arvo and devour your older posts.