Thursday, March 7, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint~ Beyond White and Paris Gray

  Okay, so I might be tad late to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint movement but I finally made it! I hung up my furniture painting shingle a few years ago when my creative curiosities took me into new UN chartered territory but I'm happy to say I've cleared the decks in my basement studio and I've got a few pieces on the drying table now and boy are they colorful! Although, my previous pieces were also very colorful, and had stencil patterns to boot... Even when shabby chic white was all the rage, I stayed true to my own color pallet.

I'm not taking the safe route color-wise. Did you know that Chalk Paint comes in more colors than Paris Gray, White, Old White and Duck Egg Blue? Now, now all of you color phobes don't go running for your white on white safe havens just yet. I like light pastel colors too!
 But on this here homestead we go for bold, bright and cheery colors. Inside and out.

To me they represent the brightest summer days to come reminiscent of the most colorful gardens.
  I got so excited when I went to buy my paint that I picked out 5 colors, both the clear and dark wax for finishing and a brush for each. It wasn't until I got home and unpacked my paint that I realized the only light color I bought was Old White. There it sat with Antibes Green, Provence, ( a gorgeous blue ) Barcelona Orange, and Emperors Silk Red. 
I hope these colors will be well received in my booth!

 Pieces of the Past with  SASS.... COMING SOON.....STAY TUNED!  
What colors do you like to live with? 

If you're a North Eastern Massachusetts resident or you'll be making a trip to that area you can purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at Counting Sheep Antiques in Berlin, MA. ( They ship too )

Stop in and say hello to Sally and her hubby visit their  barn full of lovely vintage and antique items and sign up for an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop while your at it! 
But only if you have a weakness for charming people, old farmhouses, barns and the country life...


Blondie's Journal said...

I haven't tried the ASCP yet either. I don't paint a lot of furniture but if I did have a piece, and I think I might in my garage, I would love to invest in her paint. I love that you use bold me you are brave!! I need to hop out of my box one day, I tend to use pastel colors in my home. Can't wait to see your projects!


daisy g said...

You're way ahead of me! I never even heard of that paint! Looking forward to seeing your newly painted treasures!

Willow said...

Thanks for the colorful post and the tip ~ I will soon be visiting Counting Sheep Antiques for the paint and the ambiance!

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to see what you are making.
I love the colourful bouquet and the paint looks wonderful. Great colours.
I have cowslip cream on the wall and a soft antique green ; )

Hugs from The Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful colours! My house is painted with deep colours too. Ultramarine blue (and white) in the kitchen, black apple (almost an oxblood) in the hall and black toile wallpaper in the living room. I love colour.

Are you posting a Farmgirl Friday today?

Unknown said...

I sure am! Almost done!

Unknown said...

Thanks Jane! You know I'll be posting soon and thanks so much for your note!

Unknown said...

You'll love it Willow!

Unknown said...

Hi Monique... my walls are a soft shade of cream too but everything else is quite colorful...:) Thanks for your note!

Unknown said...

Thanks Daisy... I've included the link for ASCP in case you want to discover it too!

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