~ Hydrangeas ~

The hydrangeas are really spectacular this year.  We had a very cold winter for Texas and a nice long spring...maybe that is why they are so pretty.

The mopheads of varying color.


I've been feeding them with azalea food this year.

I planted these last season thinking I bought all the same kind but out of four only two match.


Oakleaf hydrangeas

~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tutorial Series for Outdoor Pieces...Project #5 ~

CHALK PAINT® OUTSIDE PAINTING PROJECT #5

  My glider is the last of the projects in this Chalk Paint® Painting Outdoor Series.
This is what it looked like before painting with color Provence Chalk Paint®.


All I did was sand off some loose paint and dust the glider off with an old wide paint brush.  I like to use an old paint brush for a duster...easy and faster than using a rag.
I painted on one coat of color Provence to the glider.


                        By the time I finished painting the back the front was dry and ready to be
sanded with 220 grit sandpaper.


This is a close up before sanding....


...and after sanding.  I found several layers of paint
underneath the Provence...brown, yellow, and some white.


This is another close up before sanding....


...and the finished project.  It took me all of 45 minutes from start to finish.  For two metal chairs and the glider I used 1/2 quart of paint.  You're going to LOVE this paint!

As you can see painting outside with Annie's Chalk Paint® is so easy and very durable.
I did not seal the glider with any product.  Do not wax on outside pieces.
If you wish to seal outside projects I recommend Artisan Enhancement Clear Topcoat
which is rated for exterior use and leaves a very nice matte finish.

 


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~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tutorial Series for Outdoor Pieces...Project #4 ~


CHALK PAINT® OUTDOOR PAINTING PROJECT #4


I purchased two metal vintage chairs
plus the matching glider...all for $60.00...what a bargain!!! 
The pieces had many layers of chippy paint but all in good shape.

~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tutorial Series for Outdoor Pieces...Project #3 ~


CHALK PAINT® OUTDOOR PAINTING PROJECT #3


 This was a brass light fixture base.  I painted the base in Annie's color Paris Grey.
Paris Grey is a light gray with a ting of blue.
No need to sand or prime metal when using Annie's
Chalk Paint®.  I did not put a sealer on this project.


I hung the fixture on the white fence and found a clay pot to fit the opening.


I filled the pot with my favorite plants oxalis, phlox, and dusty miller. 
I put dirt in the small bottom hole and planted English Ivy.

For a different look I planted Diamond Frost in the other fixture. 
I love the easy and quickness of painting with Chalk Paint®. 
This was a ten minute project.

~MORE on PAINTING OUTDOOR PIECES in the NEXT POST~




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~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tutorial Series for Outdoor Pieces...Project #2 ~


CHALK PAINT® OUTDOOR PAINTING PROJECT #2


This chippy arched ironwork piece came out of a nearby church.  
Over the years it has lost its white color and rusted.


I scraped off the chippy paint and painted with Annie's 
color Old White right over the rust.


I sanded a little for a weathered look and know weather will add even more patina over time.
 Remember no wax is needed outside.

~ STAY TUNED FOR CHALK PAINT® OUTDOOR PAINTED SERIES #3~



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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT GIVEAWAY WINNER


I would like to thank everyone who posted their comments and showed such a great interest in Annie Sloan products.  I hope you all have the opportunity to work with Annie's products...they are AMAZING!  

~ AND A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER  ~

Dawn please email me at lady.butterbug@yahoo.com

~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tutorial Series for Outdoor Pieces...Project 1 ~


CHALK PAINT® OUTDOOR PAINTING PROJECT #1


This neglected piece of bric brac hanging on our front porch needed some attention.


I scraped off the chippy paint getting ready to paint with color Old White Chalk Paint®.
No sanding, stripping or priming needed for Chalk Paint®.


Paint with Old White in different directions for a vintage chippy look.
I distressed with coarse sand paper or you can distress using
a 4" joint knife.



The whole painting process took about 45 minutes including drying time. Annie recommends not waxing outside pieces. This is truly a wonderful paint.

~ STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT OUTDOOR PAINTING PROJECT IN THIS SERIES ~




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~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway Has Ended ~

Thank you for entering the Chalk Paint giveaway.  The winner will be announced here on Sunday, May15th.  Remember to visit our website, Lady Butterbug, your source for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway ~


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