One of my favorite Chalk Paint ® Decorative Piants by Annie Sloan colors is Florence. One probably would not want a room full of furniture painted with Florence but she sure does add a pop of color and makes any piece of furniture into a statement piece.
The before picture of this poor sad desk
After painting with Chalk Paint® Florence.
just a little distressing and clear wax and she was ready for her appearance on the showroom floor, waiting for her permanent home.
We had a great turn out for the September’s Free Demonstration using Chalk Paint ® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan products. This month’s demonstration focused on transforming home decor items with these amazing products. First up was a inexpensive mass market mirror which felt like it was made out of some type of plastic. Here is the before picture of the home decor items to be transformed.
Using a double dip color blending technique I combined Antibes Green and Florence as I painted the frame. While the frame was drying I painted the iron cross Old White. Going back to the frame I used Annie Sloan Clear Wax and distressed as I waxed. The final step was to add some dark wax to the frame.
The iron was a simple one color distressing technique and application of wax. Our next free demonstration is scheduled for Oct. 11th check the Workshop and Demonstration tab for more details and to RSVP.
I found this not so pretty desk at a really great price. The minute I saw this desk I knew exactly how I wanted to painted the desk. Here is the before picture.
I painted the base in Old White Chalk Paint® Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan and the top in Graphite Chalk Paint®. The poem, Spring Time in Paris, is in Old White. The after picture:
I have distress the base of the desk a little more and I have thought very seriously about taking this desk home instead of selling it!
I loved the shape of this dresser but it was in less than desirable condition. The top was in really sad shape with some type of chemical stain damage so I had to dig out the sander…which is not really I tool I use very much any more since I have switched to painting with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan. Even after sanding the top I had some type of bleed through after using all the tricks I knew to use I finally had to paint a coat of primer to totally block the stain from coming through. Needless to say this simply beautifully shaped dresser became a monster to paint. Here is the before picture….
After painting, distressing, waxing and a little staging at my retail shop here she is all ready for her new home.
I completed another retail painting project. This project was at Michelle’s Ice Cream shop located in the historic train station in downtown Belmont, NC. This ice cream shop has so much character plus a nice patio garden to enjoy your purchase of ice cream. I painted the buffet piece of furniture behind one of the ice cream counters and the columns in beautiful Chalk Paint® Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan colors of Old White and Antoinette.
I painted the Buffet at my studio/retail space in downtown Mount Holly and the columns on location at the ice cream shop.
While I was painting I always felt like someone was watching me and looked over my shoulder numerous times even after I knew it was just Elvis. That’s right Elvis hangs out at this ice cream shop
They also have a really cool jute box and vintage styled booths. This shop has so much character. It is worth a trip to downtown Belmont just to enjoy the ice cream and the atomsphere at this little shop.
One of my new favorite colors is Antoinette Chalk Paint® Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan. I found a vintage french style dresser with mirror and it seem to scream “paint me Antoinette.”
It is almost a before photo but I was so excited about beginning this painting project I actually painted the first coat on the top before I remembered to take a photo.
After a couple of coats of Antoinette, distressing and a couple coats of finishing wax she turn into a real beauty. I painted the hardware with Chalk Paint® Old White by Annie Sloan, lightly distressed and waxed them. This little beauty has moved on to her permanent home a couple of weeks ago.
Thank you for stopping by The Vintage Nest online. The Vintage Nest specializes in hand painted vintage furniture, locally hand crafted/repurposed home decor products, handmade soap and bath products, hand poured soy wax candles and of course some awesome vintage finds waiting for a new home where they can be appreciated again. The Vintage Nest has three locations. Downtown Mount Holly location is our store front, in downtown Belmont we rent three spaces #s 37, 68 and 73 at the Piccolo Antiques Mall and in Charlotte we rent space #1 at The Potato Sack on West Morehead Street. If you are on facebook you can follow us at www.facebook.com/thevintagenest.