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Friday, May 20, 2011

A Benefit of Chalk Paint

Happy Friday Everyone!

It has been a crazy week, mainly consumed with kids activities, not a lot of painting or thrifting.  I squeezed in a quick booth update (twice) and had the pleasure of meeting a reader of this little blog! 

I met Cathy via email a few weeks back.  We shared garage sale tips, talked decorating and found we were “kindred spirits in decorating!”  It was great to meet her in person yesterday.

Cathy was interested in Chalk Paint.  Like most of us, we stalk Miss Mustard Seed, so when she announced this amazing new product – Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, we jumped at the chance to order it.

At $35/quart it was tough to hit pay.  But, as I mentioned before, it did NOT disappoint.

Cathy was able to see a few finished pieces and admits, there is a richness to this paint.  In my book, that is a bonus.  I love it for the time saving factors.

Okay, let me show you what it can do.

I picked this gem up at a Thrift Store.  It is hand painted on the sides with a laminate top.

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If you run your hand along the paint, you can feel the raised areas.  Does that make sense?  Normally, I would sand it down, prime it, sand it, paint it and then paint a second coat.

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One coat of Paris Gray!

I wish this piece was finished so I could share.  But, you will have to wait a few more days.

I must say, they recommend finishing with a wax.  I need to play with the waxes a bit more.  I am not sold just yet on the wax.

Please visit MMS to get a full description of Chalk Paint, waxes and how to order both.

I hope to find some time to paint during another crazy weekend!

Have a great weekend!




michelle@decorandthedog said...

I kind of liked the bunnies. ;)

The Painted Parlor said...

Yeah- how could you paint over those ADORABLE bunnies?! Haha!! I still gotta get me some chalk paint!! Youve done some great little tables lately!

Happy painting,

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Excellent tip! But how was the coverage over the laminate top?
What is the reason they recommend finishing with a wax?

Cathy said...

What a treat to meet each other! And I love when someone is just as sweet and down-to-earth in real life as they appear to be on their blog...and you are!

Used my Amish Bench I bought from you as my buffet table centerpiece...looked AMAZING! I love it so! Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

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