Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Facing My Fear- Chalk Paint

When I first started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint a year and a half ago, I played it safe.  I stuck to Old White and Paris Gray. 

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I love these colors!  But I wanted to try more.  So I got bold.

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I dabbled with all the shades of blue.

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But the one color that scared me was Graphite.  It is not the true black that I was used to.  It’s almost a dark, steel grey – definitely not black.

So when I found a piece that I wanted black, I went back to my tried and true latex paint.

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I decided to face my fear of Graphite and I bought a quart.

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This table is painted in Graphite and the bottom is covered in straight dark wax.  The top has not been waxed.

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Here the table is complete.  Dark wax all over.

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I absolutely love this finish!  It gives it a depth and color similar to pieces at Restoration Hardware.  It definitely gives the piece character.

I am thrilled that I got over my fear and tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Graphite. 

You will be seeing a lot more of this color.

This darling table will be available at Simply Vague – Tuttle Crossing Mall on September 1.

Face your fear!

XO-

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Wow, wow, wow - this may be my very favorite of the colors you've tried, it is amazing.

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