Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My First Chalk Paint Projects

It seems that everyday there is at least one post in the blogging world raving about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I have wanted to try it since I paint a lot of furniture. I love the painting part but hate the sanding and priming part of it. So, it only made sense for me to try it. But it is pricy! I have also heard great things about the wax sold with ASCP. I had a piece of furniture that I had painted and decided I would start off just buying the wax.
I found where I could buy ASCP locally and headed off to the store. I had a million questions about it. I was pleased to find out that I could also paint metal and glass with chalk paint. So, I not only bought the wax, I left with a quart of ASCP in Old Ocre. I bought the clear wax because I was told I could tint the wax with whatever color I want.

So, here is my first project using ASCP....

I bought a milk glass vase and a metal Bottle Cap Christmas sign at Goodwill. Each piece cost $1.91.

The sign was cute but it was really scratched up, which you can't tell in the picture.

I gave both pieces 2 coats of the chalk paint. One coat just didn't cover as well as I'd like.
Then I used a ruler to add lines to form a diagonal pattern on the sign. I painted every other section with pink acrylic paint. I added the pink to the raised areas of the vase.

I mixed a little brown acrylic paint into my wax and gave both pieces a coat of the tinted wax. I applied the wax with a brush and then smoothed it out with a rag.

Using E6000, I glued the vase to the bottom of the sign.
I have to say, I enjoyed my first experience with chalk paint.
I think my pedestal turned out really cute...

I finished one more project using the ASCP...
I bought these two 1970's brass fruit medallions at a yard sale for $1.50 each.

I gave each of them  two coats of chalk paint.

Then I used a brush to apply wax that I tinted with brown.

As I covered areas with the wax, I would go back and rub most of it off, leaving it darker in the recessed areas.

It was darker than I wanted so I then went back with the paint and rubbed it over the medallion. I did this using a rag dipped in the paint. I was careful not to get the paint in the recessed areas.
In this picture you can see the difference this made...
I like the lighter one much better!
My plan was to sell these, but they looked so good in my formal dining room with my brown walls that I decided to keep them...
for now anyway!


  1. I love the chalk paint thingys! I have some similar brass medallions stuck away so maybe one day I'll just paint them. I want to try the ASCP on my kitchen cabinets, but recently I heard about some paint from Lowe's that you supposedly don't have to prep with either...so might try that. Good job on your first attempt with the paint!

  2. Well first I stopped by to say thank you for the comment on my canvas tote desk, but I LOVE your pedestal table! It turned out way cute! Also, I didn't know you could mix acrylic paint with the wax. That's awesome!


  3. Wow! What a wonderful transformation!

    You are invited to see how I painted my "Little Boy Blue in the Cornfield."

    Have a great week!

  4. Yay for you!! Your projects look fabulous! I've often thought about these medallions painted. I love them. Great job!

  5. The first pedestal piece is very creative!!! Who would have thought to put the bottle cap and vase together! All of your items turned out so cute! Great transformation! :)

  6. These are both such impressive transformations. And the tutorial is great... very helpful if I take the plunge into chalk paint world! :)
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  7. How unique and beautiful..I love it..I would love for you to pls link and share this via my linky party today ~ Pin Inspitational Thursdays via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html TY.

  8. Love, love, love this! Fantastic redo. Found you via Creations by Kara. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/chest.html

  9. Oooohhh, how GORGEOUS!!!! Just LOVE your little pedestal!

    Deborah ♥♥ (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/... hope you can drop by and say hi!)

  10. Very nice! I found you via Inspire Me Fridays!

  11. This is gorgeous! I am so impressed by this! Great job on making it so unique! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! I am glad you linked up!

  12. What a creative gal you are! Your projects turned out so cute! Beware.....once you use ASCP, you'll never go back! lolol! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. How great is this project?! I love both of them! And I also love anything related to chalk paint! thanks for the clever inspiration with the pedestal! :o) and thanks so much for linking up!!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  14. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday. Hope you'll return and link again tomorrow. Featured this on Facebook today!



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