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!

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.


Christine said...

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

Just 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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