Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Latest Projects

I follow several design blogs, most of them do-it-yourself type blogs. I love getting ideas for our house from them. I've been hearing a ton about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and how much everyone loves it for different projects. I had several painting projects that I have been meaning to tackle for sometime, so I decided to give it a whirl! The past couple of weeks I've been working on three different projects with the paint and I love how they have turned out. Here are some before and after pictures of my little projects:


I've been painting our kitchen table. I don't have a great before picture, but you can see the bench that Claire is holding onto in the picture.



I used Annie's Old White. This picture is from the middle of the process after I painted and was working onwaxing the benches.



After pictures show the distressing and dark wax I put on the bench. I want Travis to stain the tops of the benches a little darker. I'm still working on the table and I will put a picture of the finished product on the blog after I finish. I'm going to try and finish it up tonight or tomorrow.


My next project was a curvy white mirror I found at Goodwill before we moved from Houston. It had found a spot in the Master Bedroom, but it needed to be repainted. I absolutely love how the mirror turned out. It looks very aged and worn- just my style! I don't have any before pictures, but it was just a plain white mirror. Here are the afters:




The next project I've been working on is a pair of old picture frames. My mom and dad thought I was crazy when I bought these at my most recent Canton trip. My dad, in typical Larry Fleming fashion, told me that someone was missing their long lost ancestors. Whatever, dad!

Before:
During the painting process. You can see the entire mirror frame on the outside of the picture frame.

After distressing and applying the dark wax. I love how they turned out. I've ordered some family pics to put in them for our living room. I'll post pics once I get the pictures framed.



3 comments:

Christine said...

I can't believe you painted my table. How could you?

Just kidding....it looks awesome!!

Does the paint have the distressed look somehow or did you have to do that? I am needing to paint a flea market find and that is exactly what I wanted to do with it. Tell me more!

Kelsey said...

I've seen a lot about that paint and want to do some projects soon too. any tips?

Love how everything turned out!

Callie said...

you are doing such a great job!!!! I will have to try out some of these paints!

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