Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hum, I'll take this cup of Coco anyday . . .

First of all, don't forget to check out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway!! 6 chances to enter!

Here are a few things I've been working on lately . . .


. . .  a pretty little custom order bed I did in ASCP Coco with light distressing and clear wax.

I did NOT prime or sand. I cleaned it well with mineral spirits and a scrub pad. Voila! Easy, peasy lemon squeezy.

(post publishing edit: Since someone asked about thinning out the wax with mineral spirits, I thought I'd share my response here:

I'm sorry I follow recipes like my mom--oh a dash of this, and slurp slurp of that! I would start with a tablespoon of mineral spirits to a big scoop of wax. You really can't go wrong. It's up to you how thin you want it. Wax like normal--waiting at least 30 minutes before you buff.

This is a technique I share in my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pro Six Workshops if you're interested in hands-on practice. ;)

Love my ASCP!  I also tuned the clear wax down to a glaze with mineral spirits as well. Glides on like Buuuuttr.




And here's a pretty little side dresser/table for sale in the Boutique. I actually first painted this Versailles and then dry brushed old white, chateau grey, Versailles, and coco.

And I had a wonderfully camo'ed out side table.

Not exactly the effect I wanted. So I painted it all over again with Country Grey and sand it back a bit to add some dimensions. And new handles of course. I finished with a clear wax layer.

 Inside of drawers is painted Old Violet.

Too cute, huh??


Honestly, I was in the paint booth till 1:30 am last night! And then I only quit b/c the hubby called and gave me a curfew. ;P 
I'm having soo much fun discovering all that you can do with Annie's paint. I sorta feel like one of those super obsessive artists who puts off eating, drinking, and sleeping in favor of painting! Don't worry, I won't cut my ear off, k?

But really, it's addictive folks. It's just such a wonderful feeling when I have worked and kneaded a piece of furniture and taken it from blah to Wow! in just an evening. 

And of course there are those tough love moments. No matter how hard I tried to fool myself into thinking my little side table read "Vintage Italian",  I just had to face up to the facts in the end.  My creative genius had created a beautiful dry brushed faux Camo. (faux camo--Is that redundant?)  Not such a fan of hunting when i get to be a hunting widow every year.  Camo side tables?  Yeah  . . . No.

If you're in the Spokane area stop on by this Saturday for my Christmas Open House!

Thanks for stopping by!
Jessica


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6 comments:

  1. The bed is gorgeous! Please give a little more information on using mineral spirits with the wax. What consistency do you thin it? How long do you leave it on before buffing off?

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  2. I've been asking for something camo fo almost eight years and almost had my chance.

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  3. Hi Katie--I'm sorry I follow recipes like my mom--oh a dash of this, and slurp slurp of that! I would start with a tablespoon of mineral spirits to a big scoop of wax. You really can't go wrong. It's up to you how thin you want it. Wax like normal--waiting at least 30 minutes before you buff.

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  4. I am so in love with your bed!! I'm featuring it tomorrow on my Favorite Friday Finds...come grab a button when you get a chance. :) Amazing job!!

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  5. LOVE the bed! Awesome job. Thanks for the tip on thinning down the wax with mineral spirits. Can't wait to try it.

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  6. oh i love it! the bed is amazing- soooooo pretty!

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