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!

Ellen Whyte 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

SewSweetVIntage said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

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

The Messy Roost 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 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

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. 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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