$7.99 BUT She was the color of the day so, half off! woot woot!! OK. Let's get down to it! Annie Sloan chalk paint of course...BUT I did a little A.S.C.P "mash up" if you will...I wanted a deep "tuquoisey" color BUT "Provence" wasn't dark enough..So I did a mix of Duck egg blue, Provence and Aubusson..
I'm kinda' liking it too! That's another thing I LURVE about this paint..I can sit at home and play mad scientist! If it's too dark add "Old White" or grey..Whatev' but I don't have to run back to Home Depot like a turd because I picked the wrong color..I'M IN CHARGE, and hell..what woman doesn't LUV to be in charge! hahahaa All right all right...Don't get me started now.
I am going to be painting the whole outside "Old White" soooo, I wanted both the blue and pinks to come through when I distress it...To make it look like this is an OLLLLD piece that has been painted several times.
I painted the whole outside in "Old White" Allowed everything to dry and then got busy distressing!
OK...Here's a little secret I learned from my Kick A$$ stockist Debbie from round the coop
Since, I love the look of the dark wax on most pieces...but don't want to do all the steps of clear wax, dry, dark wax..then use clear to remove excess...here's whatcha' DO!
Now, you have all your waxes in ONE., so that when you apply it..It is waaaaaaay more uniform. Whew, Now I don't have to sit there all anal retentive with my tiny, little brush trying to control the dark wax! Member not too many posts ago I was SCURRED' of dark wax! Now, I got my big girl panties on and I'm dark waxin' like a mutha'! Thanks Deb!
Look at all that dark wax loveliness!! And you KNOW I got my handy dandy 99 cent store big brush too!
Here she is all finished up!
Now what kind of blogger would I be without a picture of her all dressed up? She's ready to go to the antique show! (& since so many of you expressed such loathing and down right revulsion of my poor little clown baby from my previous post...I thought I would throw him in for good measure! Wenches!..hahahah
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Here is a frame I found out by my neighbors trash..Typical, Goddy, cheezy Gold frame, but structurally sound! I did the wax trick after I painted it in Cream by Annie Sloan, and here's what I got! Super cute!! I won't narrate every picture..they're pretty self explanatory..but here ya' go.. More dark wax loveliness!!!
|I DID primer this...Only because it was soooooooooo GOLD!!|
|Apply the dark wax potion...|
|Get alll up in those crevices!!|
|NOW, Get a nice glob of clear wax...And remove any excess you don't want!! E~Z Peasy!|
|See how EASY this comes off..|