Now that I've hopped on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint wagon, I've been broadening my horizons by trying a new color or two. At $38.95 a quart, I've tended to go very safe in my color selections with Pure White and Old White but the Duck Egg looked so pretty on a piece at the store where I bought the paint, I decided to give it a whirl!
I decided to try it out on a couple of pieces, both pictured below..........the dresser in front and the side table in back. I love how they turned out. My only gripe about this paint is the powdery mess it makes after distressing. But the outcome makes it worthwhile as I do really like the shabby timeworn effect I get with this paint.
I just love the shape of this old table......it reminds me of a quatrefoil design
And the dresser wearing her new color.........
I probably should mention the lamps as well. They are vintage turned wood lamps. Great shape, nice and chunky, kind of like old spindles, but not very cute in their original state. I was inspired by the funky shades that I bought several months ago at Target. So I started with a base coat of mustard yellow on each lamp. I then went over the yellow with a coat of ASCP Pure White. And then started distressing both with a sanding sponge and my electric sander. The yellow peeks through here and there. I am loving how they turned out!
Before: typical 1970's wooden lamps
Just a few of the projects from the past couple of days! All will be available at the shop very soon!
~ vintage love ~