Monday, March 18, 2013

Chalk Paint Table in Barcelona Orange

 Howdy friends! Whew what a weekend celebrating our 100th Farmgirl Friday Birthday Bash Giveaway! I finally had to take a break from the computer to get some painting done!  The more projects I do with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, the more I fall in love with it. This paint gives you that old world, aged patina with out having to take all the necessary steps in between when using latex paints. No sanding in between, no varnishing or spray sealers necessary.. Just paint, wax, sand paper, and a soft buffing cloth and you're on your way to creating pieces with time worn appeal. 
No, this is not the finished table although it does look rather time worn in a sad way doesn't it?


Here's is the before pic of the table I finished yesterday. It was already painted black so I gave it a light sanding only to remove some glue that was on the top of the table.  Other wise it was ready to be swathed in Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint. Then, I had some coffee and watched some Annie Sloan workshops on you tube to bone up on waxing techniques. I picked up a few tips there and went back to work!


I won't tell you what my family said this drawer pull looks like. They can be so fresh sometimes! As you an see, I didn't listen to them. I love this beautifully carved ACORN drawer pull! It's an antique  probably from an old dresser or buffet made in the late 1800's. I found it in my stash. I think it adds just the right touch of  " old " to this otherwise plain Jane table. Oh, and I painted the inside green just for fun!

These close ups show how I distressed this piece after it was waxed and sealed. I gently rubbed off the paint where I wanted to see a hint of the old back paint.


 I'm tickled BARCELONA ORANGE with this little piece! She's headed for my booth... wish her well...:) I hope she finds her way to a little cottage, sun room or porch! 

Who else is painting with the BOLDER colors of spring and summer right now?

There's no shortage of ASCP tutorials on you tube and if you can find a local workshop in your area all the better! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is sold by stockists in the UK and in the US.
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