Many of you know I’ve been experimenting with chalk paint recently. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is wonderful to work with! And, as a further test of her claim that her paint sticks to any surface, I decided to try it on a decorative platter I found at a yard sale.
Here’s a closer look at the “before”. Well, except I cleaned it before the “before”, because it had all sorts of ick all over it. That’s what you get when you buy someone’s junk that’s been stored who knows where for who knows how long.
Annie Sloan claims that no prep is necessary for her chalk paints, so I slathered ASCP all over the platter ~ in the color called Florence.
I really like this color. You’ve seen several things I’ve painted with it. I bought the little tester size, and I still have a smidge (similar to a tish, y’all) left after painting the Chair Rescue in 3 Easy Steps and the Aging Porch Table Reno.
I’ve also painted several picture frames, which I’ll post about at some point. You get a lot of projects out of one tester!
I sanded it lightly, just to get some of that color peaking through. It makes you wonder how the paint stays on the surface long-term. It seems it would scratch off in time, given the fact that you can sand the paint off easily.
I heard recently that after a month, your piece should be set (after waxing) and not lose the finish. That’s with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and wax. I don’t know about the substitutes.
After covering the front side of the platter with AS clear wax,
I gave it a coat of dark wax. I love the richness the dark wax brings.
When you use the dark wax, your piece has this old and aged, antique look. I love that.
Do you have any old platters you never use? Or, maybe you will stumble upon one at a yard sale or your local thrift shop. My experience with the platter is proof-positive that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint will transform anything old into something a little more charming.
It’s Friday, y’all, so look back at your week. Was it a good one? If so, be thankful.
If your week wasn’t so great and you need a little encouragement, join me Sunday for Spectacular Sunday. Whether this week was easy or difficult, I hope to offer a little “refresher” for next week – see y’all then!
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I’m joining several of these parties this week:
Monday: GIVE ME THE GOODS MONDAY at Rain on a Tin Roof, METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY at Between Naps On The Porch, MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY at The Dedicated House, MOD MIX MONDAY at Mod Vintage Life, MONDAY FUNDAY LINK PARTY at An Extraordinary Day, MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY at Alderberry Hill, ON THE MENU MONDAY at Stone Gable
Tuesday: PROJECT INSPIRED LINKY PARTY at Setting For Four, CREATIVELY TUESDAY at The Rustic Pig, FROM DREAM TO REALITY at The DIY Dreamer, SHARE IT ONE MORE TIME at One More Time Events, THE GATHERING SPOT at Mamal Diane, UNDER $100 LINKY PARTY at Beyond The Picket Fence, EFFORTS AND ASSETS at Hickory Trail, THE SCOOP LINK PARTY at Crafty Texas Girls, TIME TO SHINE at A Diamond in the Stuff, INSPIRE ME TUESDAY at A Stroll Thru Life, TUESDAY TRIVIA at Memories By The Mile, TIME TO SPARKLE TUESDAY at The Gunny Sack
Wednesday: WOW US WEDNESDAY at Savvy Southern Style, WE DID IT! WEDNESDAY at Sew Much Ado, WEDNESDAY’S ADORNED FROM ABOVE BLOG HOP at Adorned From Above, BEST DIY PROJECTS at The 36th Avenue, WHATEVER GOES WEDNESDAY at Someday Crafts
Thursday: SHARING WITH THE DOMESTIC SUPERHERO at Domestic Superhero, THURSDAY BLOG HOP at The Busy Bee’s, TABLESCAPE THURSDAY at Between Naps On The Porch, OPEN HOUSE PARTY THURSDAYS at No Minimalist Here, TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY at Stone Gable
Friday: TGIF LINK PARTY at A Peak Into My Paradise, ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY at The Dedicated House, FRUGAL FRIDAY at The Shabby Nest, FABULOUSLY CREATIVE LINKY PARTY at Jennifer Rizzo, FIDLIN’ FRIDAYS at Fidlers Under One Roof, FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY at French Country Cottage, WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS at Crafts ala mode.
Saturday: SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY at It’s Overflowing, ONE SHARENDIPITY PLACE at The T2Women, PARTY JUNK LINK PARTY at Funky Junk, GET SCHOOLED SATURDAY at Too Much Time On My Hands, BLITZED ON PINTEREST LINK PARTY at On Sutton Place.