I don't know if this is Chalk Paint®...similar to Louis Blue and Old White
~ Lime Wash with Chalk Paint® ~
To duplicate the look of this dresser...make a
Take one of the 30 colors of Chalk Paint® and dilute with 30-50% water to make a lime wash. Brush lime wash on your piece of
furniture or floor... wipe off extra wash with a rag. Seal with Annie Sloan Soft Wax, Annie's Floor Lacquer or Artisan's Clear Topcoat.
picture credit to Chantal Nijhof
~ Chalk Paint™ and Pearl Plaster ~
Dresser painted in Graphite Chalk Paint™
Next dry brushed with Pearl
Plaster by Artisan Enhancements™.
Then wax with Annie Sloan's dark wax.
Notice how the Graphite looks like two different colors.
Michelle Delgado was going for a Restoration Hardware look she had seen.
You can purchase all Chalk Paint™ and Artisan Enhancement products
at my four locations listed on the right side of this blog.
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions
~ How to Care for Painted Furniture ~
Caring for Your Painted Furniture
Please treat your newly finished piece of furniture as
you would a fine fabric or antique - with respect!
You will continue to
enjoy the look and feel of your finely finished furniture for years to come.
·All water-based and oil-based furniture finishes need
21 - 28 days to cure (or even longer if there are several layers of wax); treat
it with care during this period and avoid excess handling.
·Do not place
water glasses, sharp or scratchy objects on it.
use a soft dry cloth.
·To obtain best
results when removing unwanted stains, use a slightly damp cloth or chamois
with mild soap and water; do not use any abrasive products or tools.
contact with liquid furniture polishes and spray polishes.
water; wax is by nature water resistant but will spot if not wiped immediately.
and coasters on tabletops.
·Wax is alcohol
soluble and should not be used in bar areas.
climate is best; avoid extreme heat or air-conditioning, as well as excessive
moisture or dryness.
I hope this gives you some tips on taking care of your painted furniture!
~ Our Chalk Paint™ House ~
Arbor on the north side of our house
Front windows decorated with fresh garland and bows
Front door area
The shutters and front door are painted in
Chalk Paint™ decorative paint...
~Front door painted in Provence and Old White~
~Shutters painted in Duck Egg, Olive,Country Grey and Old White~
~ More Christmas Decorations ~
More Christmas Decorations from Country Living
Glenn Holley's Virginia Home
Texas Hill Country Home
Kevin Reiner's Ohio Home
Lisa and Dan Tiemann's Chicago Home
Montreal home of Rollande Vachon
New York home yuletide reverie
More to come soon!
~ Christmas Decorations ~
...Christmas Decorations in Country Living Magazine...
~ Enjoy ~
1777 home in Connecticut
1815 Cape-Style Cottage
1890's New York City
Southern Style in Alabama...Billy Reid
Connecticut home of Frank & Andra Collica
Folk Art mountain home in Vermont
~ Artisan Enhancement Products at Lady Butterbug ~
Have fun! Experiment! There are no limits to what you can create!
~ Gilding Wax Giveaway Winner ~
to Kris Knight of Lucas Texas
for winning the Giveaway!
She chose the
Empire Gold Gilding Wax.
The new name for the color
to be used in
Workshops is "Moody Bleu"...I love it!
A big THANKS to all of you that
all of your suggestions were fun,
and keep checking back for
~Gilding Wax Giveaway~
WIN A FREE GILDING WAX!!
I have combined two
colors of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan and I need
suggestion for a name so I can use it in my Workshops. I combined 1
part Arles & 1 part Napoleonic Blue. So use your creativity &
help me out with a GREAT name.
Hi, My name is Karla. I live in the beautiful Historic District in McKinney, TX. So glad you are a visitor to my blog. I am passionate about design and gardening. I am a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®; the most fabulous paint in the world. I hold workshops teaching the techniques of using Annie's paint. This paint will change the way you think about painting! Thanks for stopping by and keep coming by for more cool stuff!