Friday, October 12, 2012

Chippy Table

I love paint, and now that I am an Annie Sloan paint convert, I love it even more.  Painting any old piece quickly is so easy.  And as I have said before, I do not make a dime off the sale of the paint, I just love it!!  It helped me transform this little Goodwill table,
 into a chippy little table with some character and new life. 
I used Old Ochre and CoCo for the detail, with a partial dark wax on top.
I didn't intend for it too be quite so chippy, I was talking on the phone and distressing it at the same time, multi-tasking strikes again.  I was distressing with a wet terry cloth, did you know you can distress ASCP that way? But, I still liked it.  The key with distressing is to not distress evenly. I cannot stress this distressing point enough--I see it too often, equal distressing, evenly spaced.  That is not natural wear and tear, that is made in China to look old distressing.

Yes, paint is good!



5 comments:

  1. This piece looks so authentically old; it's awesome! Love the addition of the swirl on top

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  2. I love the chippy look. I still need to try AS paint. I still use spray paint - because it's fast.

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  3. Your stuff always looks great after you've used Annie S. paint. I invested in 2 cans of it this summer and have had terrible luck. It might be the colors I chose to buy ~ very drab ~ a grey and an off white. Also, I didn't buy the wax. Can you convince me that I need the wax? That's another big chunk of change, but if it makes a BIG difference I'm willing to get it. Otherwise, I have two very expensive cans of paint setting here going to waste.
    Thanks for your input.
    audrey

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!