O.K. So today SL hubby & I, had a great time playin' with Annie Sloans chalk paint! We got up early and headed down to old Tustin to "Truly Tatterd" shop and grabbed 2 cans. One in "Cream" and the other in "Duck egg blue" After slipping DH his Nitroglycerin pill @ the register for the mini coronary he endured over the price...($38.00 a QUART!) we were ready to head home!
Now, the beauty of this paint is that it alleviates the steps of sanding and priming! LURVE that! So we drug this bad boy on outside and got busy!
(Oh.. This is DH newest gardening hat...don't ask...)Anywho! So we crack open the can, & commence to pour some into our small painting tray.As DH is pouring I am underneath the tray with my hand...Protecting this damn paint as if it were breast milk! Now, another big whoop for this paint is that apparently, it is supposed to last and last and you shouldn't have to buy another can until...the next ICE AGE! Supposedly. hhump. We. Shall. See.
So we have it in the tray, DH has got the good "Purdy" brushes and he dips the brush, clears the excess, Places the brush on the table and drags the brush oh, so gingerly and eeeekk. Stop. nothing....huh? what's wrong? How come you aren't pulling the brush any further? Come on', quit jokin'...Uh. No. No joke. This stuff isn't budging! Oh LORD. What did I just have him buy??? (I'm never gonna' hear the end of this!) Seriously, he dipped the brush and was able to drag it maybe 8 inches or so across and that was it! uggh. great! We continue to painstakingly painting the top, and a leg and then a ton of bricks hit me, I remember! This stuff is water based and on the site it says that you can water it down for a thinner application..Yeah, cuz this stuff is goin' on like cake batter! I add a cap full of water from my water bottle and mix it..He dips the brush, applies it to the table drags it..and VOILE! HALLELUJAH! The heavens opened, and purple unicorns blew glitter farts and danced all around my desk!
|See. See how his tail is raised? He's blessin' me RIGHT NOW!|
YES! Success. This stuff went on LIKE A CHAMP!! Smooth, like melted butter...and the opacity! yoowza! Water?... What water? The water didn't make it too watery, it didn't make it a wash..nothing! It made it MAGIC! NOW, I understand the cult following that Ms. Annie has acquired...She is a frggin' genius.No sanding, no priming! That takes all the boring poopy steps out and allows you to just get down to the fun stuff, creating shabby awesomeness! We finished the piece with a paste hand wax and put her up on Etsy.
She sold within 2 weeks and we can't wait to start on more...I have some super cute ideas for a couple of new
victims treasures I found..Can't wait to share.