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PROJECT #5 (The Finale)

Pat you were right!  My glider is the last of the projects in this Chalk Paint® series. 
This is what it looked like before painting with Provence Chalk Paint®.

All I did was dust it off with an old wide paint brush and slapped on one coat of paint.

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...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!

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Metal chair painted with Provence Chalk Paint®
decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

Distressed after one coat of paint and I found yellow under the red and green paints. 
Really looks good...sorry the picture doesn't do it justice.

The next project just happens to match the chair but a little larger in size...
...guess what it is?

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This was a brass light fixture in its day.  I painted it with Paris Grey Chalk Paint®
decorative paint by Annie Sloan...no priming or sanding.

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

Filled the pot with oxalis, phlox, and dusty miller. 
I put dirt in the 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.


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

I scraped of the chippy paint and painted with Old White right over the rust.

Sanded a little and the weather will add patina over time. 
Remember no wax needed outside.


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This is a re-post from May 2011 I thought you might enjoy


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

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

Painted with Old White in different directions for a vintage look.  I distressed with coarse sand paper.

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


~ Painting Upholstery with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan ~

You don't want to spend the money to have your upholstery pieces recovered...
well neither did Dana and Brooks Tucker 
at Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes. 
Let them show you how it's done here.

We are so excited! 
Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in  
~English Yellow~
is headed to Lady Butterbug® 
and will be on the shelves at the shops next week! 
It's a fantastic color for summer, 
allows greater flexibility when mixing colors, 
and bright Yellow is currently very popular 
in both fashion and interior design.


Distressed Armoire featuring Chalk Paint® decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

Check out this project done by Debbie Hayes at the Unfolded Blog

…Annie Sloan has a new book out called Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More. Within its pages are “40 step-by-step projects to transform your home.” I chose one of my favorite projects for my post this week, called Distressed Armoire, in Chapter Two, featuring French Style.
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