What a difference a little Chalk Paint makes...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I have a New Love in my life...
and it's name is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

My first attempt in painting with chalk paint, was for items to sell in my booth.

Let me just say,
Love it, Love it, Love it!!!

I like that it covers so well, and requires little prep on the piece being painted....stress-free painting!
The only prep I did, was to clean the pieces with a damp cloth.
And although the paint is a little pricey, it goes a VERY long way!

I created an assembly line of pieces to paint, which included the chair below...

...and the small half-round side table,
 which had already received a coat on the top when I remembered to take a picture.

I diluted the Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint with Old White Chalk Paint to soften the finish.
 Once dry, I dry-brushed on a coat of straight Duck Egg Blue for accent.

Upholstered the seat and made a coordinating pillow in a aqua and white zebra printed fabric.

The little table was painted with straight Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint, 
and coated with a layer of Annie Sloan Soft Wax.

Also in the assembly line to be painted, 
were two ugly old framed prints, transformed into Chalk Boards.

The large prints were painted over with black Chalkboard Paint,
 and the frames painted with the two different Chalk Paints.

{Largest - Old White
Smaller - Duck Egg}

I waited for THREE AND A HALF hours last night at an outdoor auction,
  freezing my patootie off
to bid on a few more pieces to paint,
but I got several great items!

So stay tuned, one will be fun and funky! :)


Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Party Time @ Northern Cottage
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Share Your Creations @ Kristen's Creations
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday @ 2805


  1. Rhonda you are on a roll! They all look awesome! Chalk paint is very addicting!!

  2. It all looks great. Yes, this paint is very addictive.

  3. Love it. I declare I keep saying I am gonna give in and purchase some ASCP. Love the Duck Egg Blue.

  4. Fabulous! I haven't heard of chalk paint for furniture. I may have to check this out. I have two pieces in my front room that I'd like to paint this summer. Good luck on the sales end of all of this. I just know you'll do well!

  5. Rhonda your projects are beautiful. I love that blue!

  6. You did a beautiful job on these pieces! Duck egg blue is such a great color.

  7. Oh, I forgot to add...I am now following you!

  8. I still haven't tried this paint. It looks beautiful on all the things you painted.

  9. Great minds think alike -- see my post!

    Your pieces in this color look fantastic!

  10. Hi Rhonda! Oh, everything looks great! I love the color you chose too. Can you believe it, I've never tried the ASCP. I know I'm missing out!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Simply lovely. I just bought my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax and am anxious to try it out. Hope my projects look as fabulous as yours.

  12. This is, I think, the perfect shade of blue. Just beautiful!

  13. Ok, I would like the chair, the table and the large, white chalkboard! If you lived closer, I'd be in real trouble ~ :-)

    You did a wonderful job on all and I adore the fabric you used! Do you mind sharing where you found it?

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it ~

    Good luck with the fun & funky piece ~ I know I'll love it!


  14. Your pieces look beautiful! I haven't tried it yet, but I think I need to!

  15. Isn't that paint the best. You did a beautiful job on your pieces. Never used the blue before......it's beautiful!
    Marianne :)

  16. Awesome look, I love chalk paint too!!! Love the colors you chose. Thanks for linking up to cowgirl up.

  17. They are beautiful, Rhonda!! Love how you totally re-did them!

  18. Rhonda, you are so creative. I love those painted frames. I enjoy seeing all the things you are up to. You have so much going on and enjoy life so much!! Kathi

  19. Hi-wanted you to know I featured your lovely chair on my blog today!


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