Thursday, October 13, 2011

You Gotta Love a Reveal

{LOVE} Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and her awesome Waxes.  I mean {LOVE} it!  What can I say, I am a sucker for something that saves me time and looks marvelous.  It's true, no denying it now.  {LOVE} at first usage.  You can check out the "bones" of this furniture on yesterdays post!

First & second coat, easy peasy.

Stenciled and Waxed.  Stinking cute, eh?

Painted, waxed and modge podged.


And as they say, the proof is in the pudding.  Addie {LOVES} her new furniture.  The Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is AMAZING and worth every penny.  I did think I was going to have a slight meltdown after my second coat of dried modge podge confirmed streaks.  (This is after ruining the first poster by RUSHING the project and TEARING it.)  So, those super cool circles came from me just rotating the sponge brush in a circle and my oops super neat mistake was using a semi-wet brush that I thought was dry.  Little bubbles started popping up in the M.P. after I had already done a quarter of the top.  I couldn't stop.  I panicked.  I continued.  It dried.   Table lamp sits great on it as well as a coaster with soda. 
And the best part, did I mention, Addie {LOVES} it!  We have one military gun transport boxes left to paint out with her Annie Sloan colors (Provence and Graphite) and she'll just need some lamps.  I am telling you, easy peasy is very nice in my life. 

Oh, and I almost forgot to post a picture of (not Ginter's) the trash dive I took this summer.  Okay, I didn't dive, it was on the side of the road with "FREE" on it only three doors down! 

I am jazzed about getting my A.S. paint out for this gal!


  1. Oh, wow. Very cool.

    Love the stenciling, too.


  2. Wow- wonderful projects!! Love how they turned out~ would love if you would come share this at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog sometime!

  3. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!