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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My first chalk paint project

I finally jumped on the bandwagon.
I started painting my stools the Friday before last and only got one finished.
Not that it took long, I just had other things going on.

This is my first project (and not my last) using ASCP.
I am not a painter by any means and have A LOT to learn.

After I painted I got stuck on the distressing...
To be completely honest I was terrified LOL

Another view from the living room.

At first I liked it, but after looking at it for a week I thought it kind of looked like a newbie job LOL
 I may slap another color on there and try the whole distressing thing again.
Oh yeah and the dark wax?!

I'll probably start on the other one tomorrow.

After two layers of ASCP in Old White I mixed old white with Chateau grey.
I may add a little more chateau grey to the white for a slightly darker color.
I don't know...we'll see!

Joining the following:

Open House Party!

Share your creations party!


All That Glitters said...

I like it! Painting anything terrifies the heck out of me!

I got that plate number 1 -4 at Target about 1 year ago! I loved them!

Thanks for that link! I'm putting it on my Christmas list!

Comeca Jones said...

Hey I think you did ok! Finish the second one and then see how you feel.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh I love it and I don't think it looks like a newbie job at all! To me, the more distressed it is, the better it looks. I think you did a great job.

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice job on the stool!

Hope you will bring one of your projects of posts to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love the way it looks!

Pamela said...

Looks great! I am just finishing up those two colors and need more!:)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Michelle, I love the way the stool turned out! It looks great to me! I've never used the chalk paint, but have heard it's great. I started hearing about it right after I painted my island...that Your kitchen looks so cute with all of the roos! I'm glad you recieved the tassel! Thanks for joining my party!! Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Just read your comment about my paintings...thank you! Wow! That is really neat about your son, he should be drawing more!

Michelle said...

Distressing terrifies me too, but when I'm finished, I always love it and laugh at being terrified! I love the stool! I haven't tried chalk paint yet but have recently read about some distressing techniques involving tea candles I want to try on something....

Tracy Green said...

it looks great!!! love it!!! i did my stool back a few weeks ago, now I want to paint everything!!

tracy green said...

I think if you painted the cabinets on the island a black or a dark red, with a rub faux on it, those stools will really pop out, and if you cant paint them, you can use fabric soaked in starch(like for ironing) and when you get out of millitary housing, it will just peel off.

Liz said...

You did a fantastic job...the stool looks wonderful! Two thumbs up! =) XO ~Liz

Town and Country Gals said...

you did a great job! It looks wonderful, your distressing looks fine, it's all a matter of taste anyway! Can't wait to see the other one finished! (Your kitchen looks adorable as always). It's just a little paint and sandpaper, not worth getting "stressed" about!
Can't wait to try CP, there's a shop here in Brentwood that sells it. Plan on making it over there soon!

Cindy said...

I think your stool looks just fabulous! It is gorgeous!
Hugs, Cindy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The stool is perfect. I started on a small piece too and it was great practice. Now you're ready for the big stuff! So glad you came to the party.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you did good for a first go, Michele! The dark wax is a killer for me - every time, although I've only really done two projects with it. I think I put too much on and I think it's because I'm using a rag and not a brush, so I wind up bringing the clear wax out again to adjust.

I really liked that picture of you when you showed it in your post and I'm glad to see you made it your profile pic!