Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lovin' Chalk Paint

 
Hi everyone,

Today I have a little paint project to share with you.  We all know how wonderful Annie Sloan's chalk paint is so I decided to paint this cherub candle holder.  Although, I adore the style of this holder I wasn't too crazy about the gold distressing.  I wanted something a little more subtle.
It started like this ...


I applied one coat of Old White and then was able to reapply a second coat in about an hour.  Here is what it looked like after two coats.


Using a soft rag I sparingly applied dark wax for a more weathered look.  Voila ... I was finished!  I love the way it turned out.

Soft and dreamy ...


I added a garland of cottage roses.


Which do you prefer the before or after?  Don't worry you won't hurt my feelings ...lol.  Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.
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Make It Pretty @ The Dedicated House
Twirl and Take A Bow Tuesday @ All Things Heart & Home
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage 
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner

18 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Definitely the after.
A really wonderful transformation, Donna!

Bernideen said...

Looks wonderful!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donna,
I like the new look, I am not all that into the distressed look, unless it is just a lil bit........
but love how it came out, very pretty. I have wanted to try some
Chalk paint myself, guess one of these days it will happen..........lol
Hope this finds you doing well hon,
Blessings, nellie

Terry said...

I love chalk paint and, like you, don't really care for the gold on the "before." Nice job!

Katz Tales said...

It's a bit hard to see detail but I think I like the tatty version: I guess it looks more "loved"

Hannapat said...

Hello lovely Donna, funny that I am reading this as I was just doing exactly the same thing yesterday, painting a little with some annie sloan chalk paint and in the same colour too! You have done a lovely job with your cherub, it looks really lovely. I painted some picture frames and table legs and I am very happy with the result. Not sure whether I will go completely chalk everytime, I think I much too much love Little Green Company paint to give that up. xoxoxo

KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow that looks fantastic Donna, beautiful done.

gr karin

Cynthia said...

Donna I really like the look, love ASCP too. No priming and that is huge for me.

Cynthia

must love junk said...

Both are very pretty! I always love chippy and 'tattered' but the softer, after version looks great, too! :)
Susan

Michele Reynolds said...

Love the look of the old white chalk paint Donna:) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Bonnie H said...

I love the way it turned out!
~Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House

Trina Miner said...

Very lovely. A sweet accent for Valentines Day!

Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take a Bow! We love the good company at our party!

Susan said...

I would have kept it tatty if I'd used it outside or in the sunroom. Indoors I like the soft colour in the candlelight. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. See you at the blog party.

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. The before and after are amazing. I like the addition of the flowers. It really ads a nice hint of color.

Rhonda Cothrun said...

I love finished candle holder, just beautiful. I have never tried chalk paint and I am going to have to. Thank you for the inspiration and for stopping by The Messy Roost. Rhonda your newest follower.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Gorgeous transformation Donna! So Pretty :)

Katherines Corner said...

You did a wonderful job, It transformed so beautifully it looks like marble.. Love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

Jann Olson said...

Soft and dreamy for sure Donna. I am not a gold lover so I like it much better. Annie Sloan chalk paint is so nice to work with! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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