Wednesday, April 4, 2012

chalk it up

I just finished painting my first piece of furniture with ASCP.  It was fun and easy to complete (once I finally found a table to work with).  I followed the directions that I found in Quick and Easy Paint Transformations by Annie Sloan.  After painting the piece (Country Grey), I used clear wax and then dark wax.  I had intended to do a lot of sanding, but ended up liking it without sanding.  The good news is...if I change my mind, I can always take the table back out to the garage and work on it some more.  For tonight I am very pleased.  So pleased that I had to take these pictures even though it would have been better to work with daylight.  And can you believe that I had the drawer pull sitting around the house?  It was left over from when I was trying to decide which hardware to put on our kitchen cabinets.  I had to buy one of everything I liked, open the packages and try them.  Who knew that any of the runner-ups would find another purpose!







Eilis
Eilis

11 comments:

  1. what a beautiful transformation. i like how you've distressed it. i have YET to use ASCP! I know! (still not on Facebook yet either ). LOL! Merci for stopping in ad saying hello. Nice to meet you!

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  2. It looks beautiful! I had to look up what ASCP was. :)

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  3. Very nice! Gotta love Annie Sloan's chalk paint!
    I would love if you stopped by my Creative Inspirations Party to link up!
    I would love to have you there!
    The party is happening now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  4. Great transformation! I hear much about Annie Sloan's chalk paint, but have yet to try it. The drawer pull adds a really nice touch!
    Sharla

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  5. I really like this table. I just became your 50th follower. I hope you will follow me back at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  6. That lovely, little table has a whole new life! Nicely done. ~ Maureen

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  7. Your table looks great! Wonderful job.

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  8. Looks great Ellis!
    I am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!
    Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  9. It turned out great! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  10. Beautiful job - I have yet to try out ASCP but I'm dying to give it a shot!

    Thanks for linking to Simpy Klassic!

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  11. it looks beautiful and has much more french appeal now! love the new hardware, too!

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