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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Try, Try, Try Again

Hello All,

Thanks for your comments and texts regarding our trip to Texas.  It was a great few days and now I am back to work in snowy Ohio.

I found this old chest a few weeks ago.

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I am not sure what this is.  Perhaps the bottom of a Hoosier cabinet?  I do know that the oil based paint job was old and tired and in need of some love.

I made my own chalk paint.  (sample pot of latex, 2 TBS non-sanded grout, water)  I wanted it to be a nice, sunny yellow like this rocker.

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But, it was blah.

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So I switched it up with homemade chalk paint in blue.

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Too country for me.  So I decided I would dark wax it with Annie Sloan wax.

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Nope, it wasn’t working for me either.

What now?

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor’s Silk went on right over the homemade blue and the yucky oil based paint.

Here she is…

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I rubbed back the red and let the blue come through.  In some spots the yellow comes through as well.  I love the depth the colors give this piece and the character that was created.

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This beauty has been waxed and is ready for the shop.  Hope to get there before the weekend.

I suppose the moral of this post is to continue playing with paint until you find what you like. 

Stay warm & be safe-


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1 comment:

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

Looks great Shannon !!
Really like the color !

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