Friday, July 8, 2011

Chalk Painted Projects: Terracotta, A Shelf, and A Box


I have enjoyed experimenting with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.
It's fun to paint
with no preparation needed
(except to clean the object off).
Here are a few of my recent projects:

A planting urn at a yard sale for $2

 

painted with Provence Chalk Paint

 

 and coated with clear and a touch of Rugger Brown wax...

 
  filled with boxwood cuttings.




 A shelf for my teacups
was in need a lighter look.





 A rough coat of Paris Gray,

 followed by a waterdown splash of Old White
and some light sanding,

a clear coat of wax,

 and then some Rugger's Brown wax.







I love the lighter look.








Lastly, one of these old boxes...
painted Antibes Green
and followed up with a light sanding
and the same waxes...

to hold some of my cookbooks.


Now if only cooking were this easy.








17 comments:

  1. Your projects turned out beautifully. Love those colors!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  2. Looks great! Love that box!

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  3. I love the green you used for your cookbook box. I'm going to have to give Chalk paint a try. Just haven't felt motivated to do much painting lately.

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  4. They all look great. I love the cookbooks in a box idea. Now, if I could just find a few boxes...

    fran @ eleven-o-one

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  5. They all look so great! I love them all! What a great idea for your cook books!

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  6. Neither cooking nor crafting is easy for me!

    ;)

    PS. Nice work!!

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  7. Great job! I gotta get me some chalk paints!

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  8. Everything turned out great. I especially love the green box at the end. What a nice surprise to open the door and find that!

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  9. I've never heard of chalk paint. I'll have to check it out.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  10. wow, you've been busy! And these look beautiful! I havent heard of this paint but I need to investigate. It really gives things new personality and life!~

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  11. Loved seeing your projects. I have yet to use the chalk paint! I've got to get me some.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Thank you SO MUCH for posting the pictures of your FABULOUS projects. I am working on my first AS Chalk Paint project (a dresser in Old White). I love seeing the other colors of her paint on items to see what they look like in "real life".

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  13. They all look great! I love the box for the cookbooks!

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  14. Visiting from so very cheri. Would love if you posted this project here:
    http://decoratinginsanity.com/2011/07/10/showoff-sundays-4/
    xo,
    mONICa

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  15. I'm coming to PA 7/26. I hope Tammy has time to bring me by your beautiful home. I want to see that floor!!!

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  16. I'll cook, you decorate! I have no artistic talent what-so-ever! Your stuff is so fun and the outcome is so beautiful and practical!

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  17. Antibes green has been on my wish list. Love that box.

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