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Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Quick Paint Projects

I love to quick paint projects.  Paint is the cheapest way to transform an item and make it look fresh!  I also love projects that are fast yet look so much better when changed.

So, I pulled out a can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in my favorite color, Duck Egg and started painting.  I’ve used ASCP on lots of wood projects but not on any other finishes.  Thanks to my friend Nancy over at Artsy Chicks Rule and her post here I decided that I could totally paint a metal star with the ASCP.

The framed pieces are post cards of San Antonio, Texas that I bought off of ebay when my kids where babies.  They are sentimental to me since my kids were born there.  They were actually used and had writing on the back…pretty cool…so I just used painters tape around the glass so not to mess with the professional framing I had done.

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I applied 2 coats of paint with clear and dark wax.  Then finished with a light sanding with sand paper.  In case you haven’t used chalk paint, it doesn’t need primer first AND it dries so fast there really is no wait time! Perfect for quick projects!

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The next piece is a metal star, another nod to my Texas roots, lol.

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint- Before

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint- After

Quick Paint Projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

These pieces are hanging in my downstairs bathroom where guest in our home use. There are other things I’d like to change in this room but for now I’m happy with it.

Any quick projects you’ve done lately?

 

Thanks for spending some time

At Home with Barkers,

Sonya

Linked up to: Artsy Chicks Rule

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Isn’t Nancy just the best?! LOVE that girl! I’m getting ready to paint some frames with ASCP too… I keep putting it off bc I’m nervous I’ll mess it up! Any tips? Your frames and star turned out so beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

    1. Nancy is so super sweet…I can’t wait to meet her in person at Haven .:) The chalk paint really is easy to use. I put on 1-3 coats depending on how much I will distress and how much wood I want to show. The waxing is not as easy on big projects but on frames it is not bad at all. I don’t let the wax sit very long, maybe 5 minutes then I wipe it off. You can always buff more the next day for more of a shine! So, you’ve never used chalk paint? How about milk paint?

  2. Such a pretty color! Love it. I’m dying to get my hands on some of that paint!
    I’m visiting you today from Project Inspired. I’m co-hosting a Linky Party today and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

    1. I will head over to your blog! Thanks SO much for stopping by! ~Sonya

  3. Aww thanks sweet Sonya! 🙂 I love chalk paint. 😉 It’s everywhere in my house…..if it can be painted, it will be! 😉 I love, love, love the star! Looks so great painted! (watch out, you may want to paint everything in your house now!! lol)
    I’m so glad you shared this at Project Inspire{d}! 🙂
    Hope you are having a great week!
    Nancy

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