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Annie sloan old ochre and duck egg chalkpaint.

Hi there!
Its friday and i`m looking forward to a fun and probably very `silly` bank holiday weekend with my 2 kids and trying to think of some fun things to do!(occassionally we like to have a `pretend` christmas in the middle of may!!! And my 3 year old and I like to sit and watch youtube videos pretending we are on rides at disney...or waterpark shoots etc...you get the picture!!!)
This week I have fallen in love with my Annie sloan chalk paint all over again! As you will know if you have been following me I have been trying out a new `autentico` chalkpaint and I had bought a fantastically shaped french style armoire/cabinet which I was determined to do justice to -as pieces like it just dont come up to renovate in my price range that often!!
I started off with the Autentico... and the colour just wasnt strong enough it was a bit watery looking and insipid and when I started to get bored of the drying time I just grabbed my `old ochre` and started to paint with it and the colour is just so luscious in comparison and it covers like a dream!!!! Then I had some duck egg I had watered down to a wash and mixed with lots of `old white` and started to apply it... and it just looks so great, dries so well and distresses like its been living in a french farmhouse for a few hundred years...i`m sorry but I just love Annie Sloan chalkpaint and theres nothing I can do about it!!!!
       I think it is perfect for mad, disorganised and passionate, messy painters `like me` as its just so darn fun to paint with and I just cant get the same creative buzz with anything else i`ve found!!! So I`m an Annie Sloan chalkpaint-aholic and I hope the first step is admitting it!!!
Anyway, have a fantastic weekend wherever you are and do feel free to tell me about your chalkpaint addictions...I hear talking about it helps!!..XFiFi

8 Comments to Annie sloan old ochre and duck egg chalkpaint.:

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Susan on 05 May 2012 21:02
I am just blown away by your talent - and patience!! I have just bought a 1950's cedar (dark red) french style dressing table and have been awake all night thinking of just what I can do with it! You have given me the inspiration to paint it. I don't think Annie Sloan paint is available here in Brisbane though - have you tried Porters Paints?? Thanks again. I just love your work!
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FiFiChic on 05 May 2012 21:34
Hi Susan,thanks so much for your lovely comments! You sound like me up all night thinking about what you can do with your furniture!!! I havnt tried porters but If its a chalkpaint i`m sure you can have loads of fun with it without the sanding first! If in doubt I often do a base in white just to confirm it looks too boring and then move on to colour!haha I will keep an eye on your facebook page for it to see what you decide to do!xFiFi


Donna ~ The Decorated House on 21 May 2012 01:16
You did such lovely work on this piece! Love the look of ASCP and the combination of duck egg & old ochre you chose.
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Sonya on 28 August 2012 01:55
I love the look of this piece. I just finished my second piece using ASCP - it's an antique dresser. My first piece was a table - so no drawers.... I'm wondering if you painted inside - like on the runners where the drawers rub to move. Because I opted to give my dresser a cursory, one coat since no one would see it, but I wanted to cover the ugly old wood. Well I also painted the outside of the drawers themselves....Bottom line, they just didn't slide well. I ended up putting a coat of clear satin poly urethane on the inside of the dresser - just on the runners, and on the sides of the drawers - to assist in their smooth movement. Maybe I should have waxed in there - don't know. Wax was so expensive, it seemed wasteful. The outside where everyone can see turned out just beautiful I used primer red, and then clear and dark wax.
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Fi on 10 September 2012 09:49
Waxing probably would have helped to make it run smoother,I have tried doing ascp without the wax but its not worth the shortcut as I find if you wax the paint it delivers everytime!Its such great wax, i have tried others and once I found Annies that was it!


Kay on 22 August 2013 01:16
Try rubbing your drawer runners with a bar of soap....cheap and very effective on those sticky drawers.


Vivian on 09 October 2012 21:40
I have researched ASCP for a couple of months and plan to do several pieces, soon. I wanted to ask how you think it would hold up on a tabletop (Kitchen table that we use daily)? We have no children at home but do have 5 kids and 3 grandkids that visit occasionally. Do you think the wax would hold up? Should I use a rub on Polyurethane on the top, instead? Also, I have read about making your own paint (using plaster paris). Have you or anyone you know tried this? I LOVE this piece and appreciate any advice you could give! Thanks in advance!
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Gemma on 29 September 2013 04:02
Shabby chic| Menudo cambio, y com has buscado el desgaste del paso del tiempo, es genial. Muy profesional. Me encanta!
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