My First Attempt at Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

OK..I did it..not a large project, but my very first attempt at using the Annie Sloan Chalk paint.

I have a mirror that I have had since childhood. It was attached to an antique vanity that my dad found. He

painted it PINK..Yes, my sister and I were definitely in the pink phase back then..you know the days of the

Midnight in Paris perfume (dating myself again!)..The vanity is long gone, but I held on to that mirror. It

has been with me on 7 moves. Used it in just 2 of my homes (put a walnut stain over it) and it found it’s way to

the attic on the other moves. So, my hubby took it out of the attic and I proceeded to give it new life again!

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The mirror…I stained it many, many years ago with a walnut stain (was pink)..Don’t you just love the reflection in the mirror?

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Using ASCP “Old White”

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Two coats later…

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Taking a coffee break while I wait for the paint to dry…

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In the meantime, I grabbed an old wooden pineapple and thought, hmmm, wonder how the paint will look on the pineapple and an old urn. Notice the golfers in the background? A nice day..

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Looks better!

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So here’s the pineapple/urn transformation..Really like it much better than the old version!

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I used the fine sandpaper to distress the frame…

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Another view…so that is my first try at the Annie Sloan Chalk paint..A very small project. But I did it!
I will show the total reveal when I do my first attempt at a larger piece of furniture. I am taking the
leap and painting a late 1800′s Wisconsin slider table…Hoping to combine the two pieces together and
placing it in another area…Stay tuned!..

I am joining:

Thistlewood Farm, “Imagine the Impossibilities 2012 Challenge”

Comments

  1. Excellent first try. Would this work on your chandelier.

  2. Hi Shirley! I just found you on Thistlewood Farm. Those pieces looks great distressed like that!! For “not having much computer experience” your blog looks fantastic! I’m also a newbie to the blog world; I started mine in November. I look forward to seeing your other projects!

  3. Now you got me wanting to go home and paint something. LOL I love the story of the mirror. And I love that it has received such a fresh new look. And my goodness, what a difference it made with that pineapple. I LOVE it! I think it would look beautiful with a boxwood or ivy wreath at the base. Just lovely!

  4. I’ll look forward to seeing the full view of the mirror, Shirley! It sounds like you like the paint ~ isn’t it easy without having to sand or prime beforehand? Love the pineapple with the Old White! You’ll be finding things to paint now! : )

  5. Looks great! I especially love the pineapple. Can’t wait to see the table. I am not sure I am familiar with a slider table.
    You did a great job.

  6. Shirley, you did a great job! I can’t wait to give the paint a try!! This may become addictive! LOL!

  7. I’m seeing great results all over blogland. I love what you have done so far.

    Dee

  8. Shirley,

    I am so GLAD you posted this! It’s wonderful! Congratulations! You conquered your “impossible!” Thanks for linking up at the party! You are a rockstar:)

    blessings,
    karianne

  9. And to think I just donated all my painting supplies :-( You are so multi-talented!

  10. Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge! Your first take at chalk paint is awesome!! Karah

  11. Isn’t it great stuff!? I love the pineapple. Hope you don’t get addicted like I was for a while, painting everything that didn’t move! Can’t wait to see the table…
    Stacy

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. This was the first time I used AS wax, I really fell in love with it. Now I see what all the hoopla has been about! Your project looks great!

  13. I need to try this stuff…I’ve heard so many good reviews of it!

  14. That mirror deserves to be gussied up after 7 moves! I’ve never used ASCP – will have to try it after this fab transformation! So glad you linked to our challenge!
    Kelly

  15. Loving the mirror transformation … and love the pineapple with the AS.

    Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

  16. Nice job! Look out you will be looking for things to paint now. Old White is a great color choice too!

  17. Love it! You did such a great job. I’m looking forward to our class, but are you sure you really need to go? Looks like you’re already a pro to me!

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