Friday, August 26, 2011

~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Blues - Distressed & Waxed


The Decorated House ~ Create a Beautiful Blue Distressed Antiqued Finish with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Somewhere I had read Annie Sloan talk about working with the chalk paints and waxes to get a different look. So this was an experiment. The finished look is really worth the work.

The Decorated House ~ Create a Beautiful Blue Distressed Antiqued Finish with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
The old mirror in it original dull gold finish just didn't work, so it was the perfect candidate for playing with the paints and wax. I do like the shape of it though.

The Decorated House ~ Create a Beautiful Blue Distressed Antiqued Finish with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
The first color was the bright Provence, and then that was mixed with  Paris Grey. Some areas of the Provence were left to show a bit more. Next white was dry brushed on.

The Decorated House ~ Create a Beautiful Blue Distressed Antiqued Finish with Annie Sloan Chalk PaintThis is what it looked like with just using a damp cotton rag to rub off some of the paint. It was a good look even at this point.

The Decorated House ~ Create a Beautiful Blue Distressed Antiqued Finish with Annie Sloan Chalk PaintNext I went back and forth with dry brushing the white paint, letting it almost dry and then waxing it until the paint began to come off, then painting again, and wiping that off in some places. Dark wax was applied next, it was buffed, some places got another dry brushing, then the clear wax was applied and buffed last. You just play with it and see how your piece looks with each step until you get what you want for yourself.

The Decorated House ~ Create a Beautiful Blue Distressed Antiqued Finish with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
In the end, it looked like a very old, time worn finish. A really beautiful look!

**The paints used in the post are "Annie Sloan Chalk Paints" not to
be confused with chalkboard paint, but they may
have somethings in common.

See Y'All Soon~



38 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Donna! It really stands out now! I'll bet you learned a lot from doing this technique too, using the paint and waxes together.

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  2. Oh, it's gorgeous! I love the finish you were able to achieve. I have been meaning to order some chalk paint but keep putting it off -- partly because I can't decide on color! But this looks so good, I'm inspired.

    ~Angela~

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  3. The mirror turned out beautiful! Your post is so timely, because I just painted a gold mirror tonight and wiped off most of the paint. I wasn't sure if I should wax it or not, but after seeing your mirror I definitely will wax it.

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  4. What a gorgeous result....it looks great! Xoxoxo

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  5. Donna-That looks great! I love it and it does look really, really old and like an antique! Beautiful- xo Diana

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  6. Your mirror is beautiful. I'm ready to try some chalk paint, too. Can't decide what will get the makeover....yet.

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  7. Great looking piece, your transformation using the AS paints is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is an excellent tutorial and absolutely beautiful finished product. It is perfect for the mirrors I have to work in my new decorating scheme. Thank you so much!!

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  9. It's really lovely! Thanks for showing how you achieved such a beautiful well worn and loved look!

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  10. Donna, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE it! I bought some Annie Sloan in Old White and am planning on painting my buffet....I need to get the wax. Wonder if Minwax has the same effect???

    This mirror is a show stopper!

    Lou Cinda

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  11. Truly spectacular! I so need to experiment!

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  12. Love the finished mirror, you did a great job!
    XXX Ido

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  13. Beautiful shaped mirror! So much nicer painted! I love your the chalk paint and wax@

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  14. Wow, it looks gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job on it...not sure I'd have that much patience. I know you're really going to enjoy it!

    xo
    Pat

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  15. Hi Donna,

    Great colour choices! What a huge difference! I like the gold coming through, nice effects...

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  16. I love the color of this mirror!! It is so pretty!

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  17. I absolutely love it! I'm in Oregon, should I send for my Annie Sloane? Did you buy or send away on line for yours?

    Beautiful mirror!

    Sheila

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  18. Beautiful, love the finish you achieved.

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  19. pefect is THE only word to describe this ...
    headed out for chalk paint

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  20. Donna, this mirror is breathtaking! It was "pretty" before, but now you've taken it to a whole new level. I've been reading a lot of the use of chalk paint, and now I'm really intrigues; will need to try my hand at it! :)

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  21. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

    I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

    Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

    Artie
    http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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  22. This mirror is beautiful! I need two of them. ;0) One for Alaska and one for the beach apartment.

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! I also followed your line "Is Chalk Board Paint Worth The Price" and appreciate your tips.
    -Brenda-
    P.S: FYI years ago an Antique Dealer demonstrated to me how a quality 'Automotive' Paste Wax applied to furniture often can restore a piece back to its original finish. It definitely does works as I've used it on more than one occasion since then and found it works particularly well on deep scratches.

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  24. On more comment to agree with the last note. Yes! I have often used the better brands of paste wax found in the automotive area. It is fabulous, and works great on furniture.

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  25. What a great job you did! Love the finish you created, it is just beautiful.

    Would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint linky party

    www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

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  26. Love this! Thanks for experimenting for me. ;)
    I want to try this...have the perfect piece for it!

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  27. I have to say, I have been pouring over the internet for days and this one has got to be the most beautiful mirrors I have ran across! I love it!

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  28. Hi darling, love love love this.. it turned out incredible! hugs ~lynne~

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  29. Donna,

    Can I ask what brand of paint the Provence and Paris Grey are from? I have a mirror as well and I am wanting to refinish it. These colors are perfect! Thank you!

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  30. I want to thank you all again for letting me know how much you enjoyed this post.

    The brand of paint used is "Annie Sloan" Chalk Paints which you can order online or get at a retail store near you if you can find one. That's could save a lot on the cost of shipping.

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job and inspired me to do something like this with an old frame that I have! :)

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  32. What a fabulou mirror - I have done some painting but not as adventurous as yours - that will happen now I am inspired.

    Daughter bought a gold frame & painted it elegant graphite to fit in her bedroom

    http://deeatthecarlton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/a-very-elegant-graphite-mirror.html

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  33. I use Annie paint all the time, in my antique store. We repurpose everything.

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  34. This is stunning, thank you for sharing your work, love it!

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