This little before and after in Annie Sloan Aubusson is for my own home 🙂 I had a great day last week at the thrift store. I bought two unusual prints and a very sweet little table and a few other interesting items.CONTINUE READING
The pink lamps had their makeover! Yes, they were a sweet pink but they needed an update to fit into my decor.
The little 1940’s lamps that I found for $3.50 each…
Now have new style in deep blue! The paint colors used were Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue with a wash of Coco. I added gold accents and dry brushed again with the blue. They were sealed with Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat Sealer.
I first posted my Hydrangea Hues Inspired Buffet a few years back but with my hydrangea bush starting to bud, it deserves another glance!
My all time, favorite summer flowering bush is the hydrangea. I just love the vibrant big balls of blue and pink.This french country Bassett buffet complements the fading flowers that I adore. The color combo of Annie Sloan Provence with a wash of Coco created the Hydrangea Hues Inspired Buffet!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who commented yesterday on my rather long “vent” post. I really cannot express how much it meant to me and how you really gave me a boost when I really needed it. The fact that you took time out of your day to write me is incredible. I read each comment carefully and was amazed at what you had to say. Such fantastic advice, help and inspiration. Thank you!!!
Welcome to the Paint Color Highlight weekend series! This week I am featuring two of my favorite soft and neutral Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, Old Ochre and Coco.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre is a fantastic, creamy white. It is not too yellow and can definitely stand on its own. It also makes a great base color to layer on top off. It can be lightened very easily with a lighter wash (of say, Old White) and can be used as a base color under a brighter color wash. It makes a great wash itself on top of other colors. It can achieve an aged finish with a dark wax or made to look quite modern with a smooth, clear finish. It is a versatile color and one of my go-to choices for many projects. I always have a tin of Old Ochre in my stash! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Coco is another one of my go-to colors. It is such an interesting hue. The base almost has a pinkish tinge to it but it is definitely not pink! I love it on its own and also have a lot of fun using it as a wash on top of other deeper colors. It can create a beautiful, aged look with a dark wax. It isn’t sleek or modern but has that softness that one would picture in an old french chateau.
I’m trying to fit a lot into this post today, everyone! First of all, the Happy Holidays Giveaway has less than seven hours left! If you haven’t entered, then now is the time! I will write a quick post tomorrow to announce the winner!
I also finished up the gorgeous and lovely, curvy legged french dresser (Favorite Find Monday and French Finds). I happen to love this piece and am so happy with a new chalk paint combo that now counts as one of my all time favorites. I used two coats of Annie Sloan Coco as a base and a wash of Country Grey. I then sanded it back softly to create a smooth finish and applied a clear wax to seal the piece. The original drawer pulls complement the finish and I love them on this piece.
When I first see a piece of furniture, an inspiration pops into my head and defines the color and paint/technique I will use. Here are a few pieces and images that reflect what I had in mind when I first found them… a voyage through my mind muah ha ha!
All of the inspiration pics were found on Pinterest.
Back-to-school time, whoot whoot! This year I have one in high school, one in middle school and one in elementary school. Makes for a fun morning 🙂 What is a mother to do who suddenly has freedom? Go thrifting, of course! I had a great day and found some fantastic finds.
I also finally have time to share the Coco French curvy dresser! Here is the before…