Hi everybody I have been running around having myself a good time.. I got to spend Friday with one of my Best friend's Bobbie we spent the day downtown at the Savannah Garden Exposition it was a beautiful day. We had lunch at the world famous Pirates House. I ate fried green tomato's and a pimento cheese covered hamburger.. it was fab could eat another one right now..lol . We shopped and took in a lecture about Savannah's horticultural heritage. I'll share pictures later of the EXPO.. I got to spend Saturday with a new friend Miss Belinda we took off to Hilton Head looking for treasures and we found loads of great shops. April and Beth I can't wait to take ya'll over. Sunday was spent painting and planting double fun..
Chalk paint ~
I have had gobs of people stopping by to see what I have done with my Annie Sloan chalk paint so here goes .. No big whooping WOW 's like Miss Perfectly Imperfect, Miss Mustard Seeds or all the other fabulous bloggers out there playing with Miss Annie Sloan's Chalk paint.
The day I got my paint I jumped on this rattan desk I picked up a couple of years ago at the Jr. League thrift sale.. Having never painted furniture before or worked with wax I was a little apprehensive about how to do it even though this piece isn't anything of value it is a piece I really like and really wanted to paint.
Things didn't go as smooth as I was hoping.. I slapped the paint on fell madly in love .. 45 minutes later I had a crackled top ... A crackled finish wasn't what I was going for so I contacted Miss Virginia at Southern Institute of Faux Finishing who contacted Miss Annie herself only to find out no one knew why this happened.. The next day when I looked at the top again which is the only part that cracked I could see dark oily spots coming through the paint.. I had used Old English Spot cover on the top of this desk a while back and I am positive that is what was coming through the paint.. I sanded the top down repainted it only to have it happen again. Hell bent and determined to make this paint be all that I had dreamed it would be I sanded it again waxed it and then a few days later I repainted it. It turned out perfect the wax became like a sealer no more cracks or oily spots even after a week. Now my only problem is I really want it to be a bright lime green..lol So I am now awaiting my next order of Chalk paint from Mississippi and will hopefully have this piece repainted and back in our bedroom next week..
in the meantime here is a very heavy little piece I found this weekend at the Vintage Market in Bluffton, South Carolina time I saw it I knew I had to have it.
I painted it with Aubusson Blue and waxed it with Rustic wax even the metal handles. I was truly surprised at how well it took over the shiny metal.. I now have visions of a million things to paint..
here she is finished and in the living room.. I am madly, madly, madly in love with Annie Sloan's Chalk paint I see us spending a lot of time playing together ...
I also love The Hannant's Rustic Wax I used it on the coffee table hubby built me last week it made the table feel very soft and smooth and checkout my new $20.00 rag rug I picked up on Hilton Head Saturday it looks brand new. I also picked up the little pillow.
another side table waiting on her Annie transformation, a big mirror for $2.00 a cute little floral backpack for 2.00 .. The lamp I found here in town I love the shade it has a soft floral pattern on it. It has been a wonderful weekend I hope each of you had a great one too..
I know there is a lot of talk right now about the chalk paint If I could offer anything about chalk paint that I didn't know before hand it would be.. Order the paint chart first with maybe a basic color to play with. I ordered a wonderful kit that included paint brushes, wax brushes, 2 cans of paint, waxes, one of Annie's books and the hand painted color chart if I had not been so impatient and ordered the chart first I would have chosen different paint colors. All of the paint colors are beautiful but not all of the colors are going to work for you .. like I ordered Paris grey sure that it would be perfect but once I got it, it really doesn't work for me . No one has paid me or given me anything this is just my two cents worth on using the paint and as soon as my next order gets here which is ~ Astibes Green, Scandinavian Pink, Versailles and Graphite I will be sharing more of my two cents so ya'll come back now ya hear...
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry