Friday, November 11, 2011

~ Antiqued Old White Chalk Paint With Paris Grey Accents

Antiqued Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
with Paris Gray, and Raw Umber.

This is either the 4th or 5th incarnation for this wood frame. I'm not sure if it was just a frame or a mirror originally. It is solid wood, heavy and ready for a whole new decorating direction.

In the picture above you saw it in its last redo. It had been black and gold before this and was then repainted to go nicely with the turquoise French dresser that was in the same room holding art supplies. I kept the toile cover in the middle which went with both the previous decorating.

This is how it looks today. Newly painted, on freshly painted walls in a different room to be used for more creating and art.

For this project I used the Annie Sloan chalk paints again, for a couple of reasons. First of all I had the paints, and I knew they were the right colors to complement the wall color I had just painted in here. I also painted a small French style china cupboard - hutch, and the frame was painted to go well with it.

Secondly, the chalk paint covers very well, and there were different kinds of paints on the frame including some metallic. The chalk paint covered it all without much fuss. A big plus not to have to prime.

I began with the white paint which is mostly Old White chalk paint. Everything was painted white to cover all the old color.

The inset area is Paris Gray, which has been lightly antiqued.

Antiquing was done with a combination of raw umber and a little Paris Gray added to it to soften the dark color.

At the end, I did some dry brushing as the last step with a mix of flat white and the Old White.

It hasn't had any wax applied yet, but it will later.

See Y'all Soon~
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  1. Your frame is fabulous! I love changing things out! You've done a fantastic job!

  2. it looks lovely. i have used ASCP for several projects. i just bought the new colors french linen and coco, i can't wait to use them. i so enjoy visiting your blog,i added you to my blog list so i wont miss any of your posts. thanks for sharing, have a lovely evening... Grace

  3. I just love it. Of course, I loved it before, too! Great job! xo Diana

  4. Yes, it's amazing how "stuff" multiplies, Donna! : ) I love this frame ~ it is just a perfect candidate for painting. I'm loving it with the old white and paris grey. I've got a sample pot of the paris grey that I'm thinking I will try on a small stool I have {stuck it in the bathroom}. I've also got a very decorative frame that I brought with us when we moved just so that I could paint the frame! Maybe I'll try this color combo, but I'm thinking corkboard or memo board for its function.

  5. Beautiful colors and love your unique way to glaze the frame.

  6. Wonderful fram! I really like what you have done with it.

  7. Beautiful job - the antiquing really brings out fabulous details!

  8. Wow, it was stunning in turquoise, but I, too, am loving the softer look and the chalk paint.

  9. Donna, your frame is carefully done!

  10. Very pretty as always Donna! I love the frame in both colors. Hope you are well and enjoying the holiday frenzy. Looking forward to being back in blogland again.


  11. Hi Donna,

    I love how you updated the frame. The raw umber makes the chalk paint look old world. My favorite style of decorating.

    Dee :-)

  12. Hey Donna,
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

    Kathy :)

  13. I need to pin all your pretties so I can easily reference them from now on. lol.

    Since you are moving away from color, I was wondering if that means you'll be using less of the Tiffany blue in your decor? I'm slowly adding that color to my house now. Those darling frames with the pictures I purchased from your Etsy store some time ago wound their way to my little apartment in South Carolina. Now I want them back in Anchorage.

    I'm really moving away from the computer now. This place sucks me in all the time but especially during the holidays.

    Okay.. bye for now :))


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