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Friday, July 13, 2012

PAINTING, A LITTLE ANNIE SLOAN AND A LITTLE MAKE YOUR OWN CHALK PAINT.  Don't look under my finger nails they will tell a story,and don't look at my croc's their a mess. O' how I envy a blogger who has real space for a project room or a place to take pics...But it is not really envy as much as wishing...So here are a few pics of what I am working on,some done and some in progress. Some you will have to imagine! what will she do with that ol thing....


 So do you love this little chair, I found her at the shop and she was so sad, Beige blonde blah,and the seat was a sore bottom flat, So I pulled out a little sample pot of Emperor's Silk Red . Now I am  not a red girl,but this red could be the one to make me believe. The seat I added some more cush for someones tush,and then covered...I love the Hollywood Regal  look....I can imagine Liz sitting  on this one. I redid this little frame I found,first the red and then over-layed with craft gloss black and then a lil Annie Dark Wax...I thought prettier to stick something in her So I had some scrap book paper I picked up and printed this lovely pic of Audrey ...I have to do a post and tell you the name of the blog where I found her...a delightful lady from down under in Ausie land.The pics are  free. I loved this one because of the saying. I still believe in Fairy-tales...really fun quotes. 
 This is another shot of the chair, I hope you like her -I think I will call her Audrey for now and when she finds a new home. They can give her a new name. O by the way, do you see a few of my rocks, yeap I have hauled them from all my hikes...and my son's O their backs...I ruined a few pack backs in the process. But where I live their is no dirt and anything you grow the deer eat.SO
So now this is work in progress, a dresser that is partially done, I got brave and decided to make my own chalk paint. Now I will get down with the details, In my next post but I want to give you a preview. This way when you go to try this you will have a heads up. On what to expect. I will tell you this is flat paint mixed with plaster of paris and water....it is a lil work to find the right mix. I am not saying I have it down. But I am making it work...and here is a teaser of work in progress. 




This is the top,looks pretty good and mixing paint and plaster of paris leaves a really chalk look so I know I have more to learn on these steps...




OK so do you see the top three drawers and then do you see the bottom dressers,top three are close to done and the bottom are what the paint looks like with out the dark wax I used to finish the look I wanted..Now it may be because I am using black tones that you have such a chalky look. This is a mix of flat black and a deep eggplant tone with the plaster of Paris.




So this is how it looks to work in Home made chalk paint,when you are still in the process of learning the in's and outs...Now my next post I will get more detailed and tell you some other blogs to check out details.Their are several ways to make your own chalk paint...this is just one way. This piece has two layers first I did an old white paint all over with a little Linen I had left. Then I used Hobby Lobby letters.  These are the peal and stick style. I then painted in black tones...then used up my Annie Sloan dark wax. I want some BRIWAX but no one local...so I ordered on line....and going for more dark wax tomorrow, so I can finish this one...then I will show you when she is all pretty... OK so do you want to see crazy....




What do you think this is,it is upside down. I believe if I am persistent  I can fix anything. So we will see what I do with this....I see a dry bar what do u see,besides a mess....this one is a Roadside pickup I just loved the real wood and the curvy legs....I am thinking shades of blue and some cream...or dramatic egg-plant.  So until next time,thank you for you comments!

6 comments:

Rachel VanHook said...

I LOVE the red chair...lately I am really into the bold colors and fabrics....LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Kelley said...

I LOVE LOVE the red chair . Super Bold the red & the black . Great job !!! Kelley @the upholster wife

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Kat the red chair is fab! The subway art dresser is really developing well. It's going to be great!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Kat, do you know how to do the link back when you join a party?

Candy said...

Girl.......looks like you've already learned the 'ins' and 'outs'. Love your dresser. And, the red chair......HOT. You already know what you're doin, so just keep up the good work. 8-)

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your red chair, but that dresser is to die for. It's so fun and I do like the knobs. Thanks so much for linking up to Hot Fun in the Summertime. We loved having you here.