Sunday, September 18, 2011

First Use of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Provence - Teacup Shelf

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Provence
First Project
Teacup Shelf

I learned from my first ASCP project - dark wood takes a lot of paint layers to cover. What would I do differently next time - use primer as the base coat.

Provence - what a beautiful color.  I liked painting with ASCP. I think I will look for a different paint brush though - I used both a 2" and and 3/4" - preferred the thinner brush. 
Started using ASCP - the beginning
'Before', in kitchen. Dark wood, hardboard white back - hard to cover with paint.

1st coat, part of second coat, inside, evening, in kitchen

2nd and 3rd and touchups finished, painted on deck after rain stopped.
Tomatoes picked, on window ledge, nights are nippy.
Chalk Painting Finished - waiting for clear wax
waxed, buffed, twice

After (after ASCP x 3 and a bit + wax and buff x 2


  1. This is stunning!!! What a transformation!! How long did it take you? (If you don't mind my asking!)

  2. Spread over two days, about 2 hours, maybe 3 (lots of 'touch-ups' before clear waxing (2 coats, drying time extra). I think for the next project I will use two layers of color and try the 'distress and light wax then dark wax' method. Expensive paint but fun to try.
    - Joy

  3. I really like this color, I think I am the last person who has not used this paint.
    You did a great job. Thanks for the tips.

  4. I've never used that type of paint, and I'm always fascinated by new (to me) products and finishing techniques. This turned out beautifully!


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