Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Billie"


BEFORE. Nice vintage desk with original town and country hardware.
Look at those carvings at the bottom... LUV it!

Hi Lovies,
Well here is that chippy luuvvvvvvv..desk I was tellin' ya about the other day. She is all done up in "Provence" from ASCP. Dark waxed it like a mutha' and TA DAAAAAA... I call her "Billie" Cuz' she's got some dirty blues honey! Hope you likey..

OH! I tried a new tool out  I read about...cabinet scrapers...I guess they are used in finishing cabinetry, ya' know..for like..SCRAPING!? ;)  BUT they also help with giving a chippy look!I got mine from ebay for $16.00 for 3 different styles of blade. I found the curvy one is the one I liked best. I even took video.. check it out..

*DISCLAIMER* I am not a video editor and I have no idea how to "Cut and/or Splice" so, sorry..your just gonna have to sit through the whole boring thing! hahha Just wanted to share how I achieved the chippy look (ALSO, some people do this same process with a razor blade..Yikes!)




I used Annie Sloan "Provence"

She had some very minor issues..nothing a little wood filler can't fix!





                                             Like butta'....


When it gets too chilly to paint outside,paint in...YOUR KITCHEN!

                                               
Here she is.....

























Happy painting girls and boys!
~Meliss

15 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! I love Anne Sloan paints and blue! I am working on a picture frame - so much fun -you did a fantastic job. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog!
    Kathy

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  2. Thanks for adding the video. I had a friend ask me about how to make the wood look chipped and I didn't have a very good answer for her, but now I do. Great work!

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  3. That is so awesome...what a beautiful color. I love, love, love it!
    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed

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  4. Looks amazing! I'm picking up the new colors tomorrow!!!!

    Debbie

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  5. This desk is just great! Love the colour! I'm like you... I have to paint in my kitchen when the weather isn't nice.

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  6. that turned out SO fabulous! love the layered colors and wood peeking through, too!

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  7. looks great! Love the color, should sell in no time :)

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  8. I love ASCP Provence. I am painting so many small shelves and side tables that color right now. You sure have the 'wear points' looking authentic.
    - Joy
    A Vintage Green

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  9. Pretty color--this one is my favorite. I've painted in my kitchen too : )
    Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style-
    Mary

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  10. LOVE IT!! Whew, so glad to see I'm not the only one that paints in the kitchen....wait 'til I show these comments to my husband....thanks for backing me up ladies. LOL. And,I just HAVE to find someplace here locally that sells Annie Sloan, I'm just itchin' to try it.

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  11. love it.

    found you via SSS. hope you can stop over where i am having a giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    michele

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  12. Hello, New follower. Love the desk, great job, pretty in blue! Stop by, hope to have you follow as a friend. I also have a cat helper!!

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  13. I love the look of this desk...Gorgeous! That chippy look is my favorite! New follower :o)

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  14. It's beautiful! I love that color. I really need to find something to try that paint out on. :)

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  15. She sure is pretty!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

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Thanks for the message Doll face!