29 August 2011

Time To Wash

I thought it was going to take me some time to get used to the ASCP before I started trying new techniques.  I also thought I was going to love the Louis Blue on my antique buffet.  I even played it safe and mixed in some grey.  But alas after a few days of looking at it I knew it was too colorful for my neutral tastes.  Beautiful, just not me.  So I did my first wash.  I think I’m happy now.


I have a tea cart in this room that I also used the old white on and it has grey paint.  So instead of washing the buffet with white (which honestly I was afraid would make it lighter blue) I decided I wanted to wash it in the Paris Grey to tone it down and hide it a bit more.  Then it would play off the grey tea cart as well.


I left the top natural and just waxed it.  I started feeling like there was a lot of paint in this room and I needed to break it up some.  The table top is also wood but stained, I kind of like when the woods don’t totally match.



I sold all my chairs this weekend because they didn’t go.  I had originally wanted this room to be high end elegant looking but then once playing with the chalk paint I went French country all the way! So for the mean time my chippy yellow porch chairs were brought in and paired up with another set I recently finished.


Here are my AWESOME chickens!  I cringed anytime I saw people buying chickens and roosters.  They remind me of my grandma.  Well, her décor anyway.  So when I found these I about fell over.  Love at first sight.  And my first set of chickens were born.


I also picked up this old wooden tool box from a garage sale for $2.


There is much much more I’m doing to this room before I can call it finished.  Drapes, painting the bamboo rug, new chairs, a plate rack for the wall etc.… But for now I’m thrilled with how it’s coming along.




You can find me linking up at these great blogs parties... Here is where I'll be this week...

Sew Can Do
Skip To My Lou
The House In The Roses
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
DIY Show Off Project Parade
Making The World Cuter
Keeping It Simple
Mad In Crafts
It's So Very Cheri
 Homemaker On A Dime
 Sew Many Ways
Not Just A Housewife
House of Grace
All Things Related
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Hope Studios
Topsy Turvy
Creative Itch
Craft Edition
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Blue Cricket Design
Ginger Snap Crafts
 Domestically Speaking
Tea Rose Home
Someday Crafts
Sew Much Ado
Primitive And Proper
Seven Thirty Three
Type A
Lil Luna
We Are That Family
Elements And Interiors
Handy Man Crafty Woman

Shabby Chic Cottage
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House Of Hepworths
Beyond The Picket Fence
Beneath My Heart
Fireflies And Jellybeans
Tales From Bloggeritaville
The Brambleberry Cottage
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Just A Girl
Tidy Mom
Fingerprints On The Fridge
Chic On A Shoestring
A Little Knick Knack
The Girl Creative
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Perfectly Imperfect
Tatertots And Jello
Crafy Envy
Be Different Act Normal
Along For The Ride
A Vision To Remember
 Kims Kandy Kreations


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

So far everything is just beautiful. Have you ever tried to use the chalk paint in a sprayer, or is it strictly for roller or bush?

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I love what I have seen so far. Have you ever tried the chalk paint through a sprayer? if so how were the results?

Cozy Little House said...

You got some great bargains and made them look fantastic!

Pamela said...

Love anything french, especially at a bargain. Looks fantastic.

Deborah March said...


Betsy said...

Love your beautiful ASCP projects. I just got my first 2 quarts and I'm so excited to try it out. Love the two paint colors together.

Honey at 2805 said...

These turned out beautifully! I really like all of the beautiful detail on both pieces!

Hope you will bring one of your projects to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Renee said...

I love all of your projects so far! The paint wash was a great idea. I would love for you to share this post at my Shabby Shares Saturday link party at http://rustic-crafts.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

She's so beautiful! Love it! Love the chickens too! Found you via Primp. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

Vicky said...

Wow, love the room especially think the old school Pepsi crates are cool.
Great work!

I am a new follower from the Show and Tell Linking Party at Blue Cricket Design. If you have a chance come by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi.

Mandy said...

Paint wash looks great. I've been playing with the ASCP myself.
I followed you over from Someday Crafts and I'm your newest follower.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have also been having some fun with some ASCP...now I love that old toolbox...come by and join in at my party...hope to see ya there.


Honey at 2805 said...

I am so happy you brought this beauty to my Potpourri Party! She is so pretty and so graceful and it's a delight to see her again!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Sommer! I LOVE all of these pieces. Great score on that wooden tool box:) I tried to make one and it was a D-I-SASTER! Ha Ha

Betsy (BB) said...

I love your buffet! You have inspired me on a piece I have been looking at and trying to decide what to do. I love the wash! You did an amazing job with this piece!

lynn said...

i love your paint colors--its all so adorable!

Ellen said...

B E A U T I F U L...love the look.

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I usually stay away from chickens and rooster because they seem a little too old lady for me, but I seriously love your chickens. They are so cute! I would totally buy them too!

Amanda@studio1404.com said...

Your buffet is beautiful!!! Love the carvings! Love the colors!

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