Special thanks to friends and family who’ve asked me what I’ve been painting lately…your remembering my love of creating warms my heart and has made the time pass till I can break out my paints once more.
I’m happy to report that last weekend I bought some new paint and began a new artful project. For too long I’ve saved images, dreaming of beautifully restored furniture pieces painted in new colors, giving them new life and making them a bit more contemporary in the process.
Without sanding and priming: I am in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Easy to apply, low VOCs, paint on metal too, and very forgiving. Even the kiddos helped with the first piece:
Because it was my first attempt, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and used 2-3 coats of duck egg blue, coco & old white everywhere…including the hardware. Then we polished it with the clear wax.
When the designer came home, he was so impressed that he helped me haul the pie safe up and outside to the wood-shop…Grandpa Berg and Tyler’s wood-shop…I mean. 🙂 It was nice to spend the weekend in there thinking of all the joy that was found working in that wonderful space.
Together we planned and painted the pie safe with the same color scheme (as they are the only Annie Sloan paints I have so far). This time around we used one coat of duck egg blue and coco…the old white needed about 1 1/2.
Very special thx to:
- Annie Sloan of course for her delightful paint
- Andrea of Sticks & Stones and Pebbles & Twigs, from whom I first learned about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Mindy of Salvage & Style Boutique for her encouragement & tips
- the designer & kiddos of course 🙂
Next project: the kiddos have volunteered their dressers…i can’t wait to paint the salvage lockersintended for the mudroom, and I’d really like to try Miss Mustard Seed’s Milkpaint. How about you? Have you refinished furniture? What products have you tried? Go ahead a link to your projects and favs below! xo ~ katrina