Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Violet, You're turning Violet, Violet!"

I love what Kim over at Savvy Southern Style says about our paint:

"I've been playing in the chalk paint again. This stuff is so much fun to paint with. Dries so quickly and sands off without having to use any strength at all. It becomes soft as a baby's behind. Very silky to the touch."

Take a look at how Kim completely transformed this beautiful piece with Chalk Paint
Here is what she started with
Love the curves and details, but they were lost with the dark stain.
Kim chose Old Violet, which is actually a beautiful French Blue. Look at how it brought out all the great details that were hidden before.
Kim painted two coats of Old Violet and then applied Annie Sloan Soft Wax in clear. Then she distressed the piece with sandpaper and a sanding block. Next, she applied dark wax in places and followed it up with more clear wax. Buffed it to a shine and Viola, it is gorgeous!

I absolutely LOVE this Color!

Don't be fooled by the name or what you see on the small swatches, Old Violet really is a beautiful French Blue. Pictured above is the true color of Old Violet, straight from the paint can. To see more true Chalk Paint colors, please visit our website Shades of Amber

What do you think? Is Old Violet your color?


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE Old Violet!

  2. Old Violet is such a beautiful color, thanks for the tips!
    P.S. Love the title!:)

  3. I love the Old Violet makeover! So pretty and unique. I forgot to tell you thanks for the tip about cleaning the soft wax off the brush. Can't wait to see more transformations