Friday, June 24, 2011

Chalk Paint Sample Deck

Want to see all the chalk paint colors available?
Our new Chalk Paint Sample Deck!
All 24 beautiful Chalk Paint colors on wood. Each 1.5" x 6" pice of wood has been hand painted with Chalk Paint, sealed with clear wax and dark wax applied to the opposite side. Now you can get a true representation of all 24 colors on wood and with the waxes.

Here is the link:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chalk Paint Reveal

Finished up with the night stand and it turned out beautifully!
Here is what it looked like to begin with, good bones but the finish was beat up

Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, main body painted in Old Ochre

I wanted to accent the drawer and make it pop, so I used Duck Egg Blue

along with Old Violet.

Here is the drawer with a little punch of color.
Loved the raised area down the side of the night stand and wanted to accent it a little bit, but didn't want to take away from the drawer being the focal point. I painted a layer of Duck Egg Blue and Old Violet just on the raised area prior to painting the whole piece with Old Ochre. Waxed it and then sanded back to reveal a hint of color beneath.
Here you can see both colors revealed, also sanded through to the wood in areas too.
Finished with a coat of Clear Wax and Dark Wax accents.

I wish you touch the finish through the computer, it is so smooooth!
What do you think? Not bad for a beat up thrift store find.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sneak Peek...

Here is a sneak peek at a nightstand we have been working on. It is absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to share the full reveal, but for now here is a peek at it...
More details coming soon...

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Magic of Chalk Paint

The magic of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that it allows you to create an authentic time worn finish and aged beauty of furniture with ease. This natural patina usually occurs over time, layer after layer in antique furniture. Not Anymore! With Chalk Paint, you can easily achieve this look in one afternoon using furniture you already have. Check out this table
Another beautiful piece from Michele at Stiltskin Studios, she says

"That table is just gorgeous, I love it. Aubusson Blue in color, it was then distressed and waxed to a rich luster. It feels like VELVET! One of the easiest transformations, but boy, did it work out nicely! I can't even really take too much credit, other than having the good sense to let that gorgeous color speak for itself and highlight that curvy legged table!"
Take a close look at this detail below. In ordinary latex paint, you usually get a hard ridge where the paint sits on top of the furniture and then is chipped away (similar to your nail polish chipping off, you know that hard ridge line?). None of that here! Just a beautiful, natural authentic patina with a smooth, even finish.

This table was created with one coat of Aubusson Blue. distressed and finished with Clear Wax. The velvet feel was achieved by buffing it into a lovely sheen.

Would you like to transform an ordinary piece of furniture into something of beauty in an afternoon? Imagine That!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rainbow of Chalk Paint

With the beautiful weather we are enjoying here, I thought you might enjoy a rainbow of

Photo's courtesy of Miss Mustard Seed
Table painted using Emporer's Silk followed by Clear Wax and Dark Wax

Dresser painted with a mix of Old Ochre and Arles

Cabinet painted with Provence and detailed with Old White

Dresser painted with Aubusson Blue

Nightstand painted with Graphite and detailed with Old White

Have a beautiful weekend!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Turning Straw into Gold!

Michele, over at Stiltskins Studios, has certainly mastered the use of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! She has a passion for hunting cast-off vintage finds and turning them into gorgeous works of art.
She has a beautiful style and knows just how to detail all the right accents. Talk about bringing out the details with the Dark Wax. Absolutely stunning!
Michele also knows her way around a camera and how to stage and photograph outdoors, adding a very distinctive touch. I love the name of her business too.

Why the name "Stiltskin Studios"?
For Rumplestiltskin, of course! He turned straw into about making recycling profitable! -Michele

She transforms her vintage finds and sells them at her etsy shop here.
Michele created this look using Paris Grey and Old White, followed by light distressing and waxed with Clear Wax and Dark Wax

Her pieces look just like they came out of a high end furniture catalog, don't you agree?

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?