Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chalk paint x2

Several months ago, I discovered Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint through several of the blogs that I follow.  Knowing that this paint was something I had to try, I found a stockist, Shades of Amber, located in Monument, Colorado which is about 50 miles from my home.  My daughter, 2 grandbabies and I were planning a visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs so I made arrangements to pick up some paint from Brad and Amber.  My first try was this mirror inherited from my mother;  it was originally my grandmother's mirror that was hung over a beautiful quarter sawn oak dresser.  Through the years some wear and tear had occurred.


My first attempt to paint the mirror with Old White went fine until I applied the dark wax much too heavy.  The wax made the curliques and swirls on the mirror look dusty and dingy; the mirror was placed over the table in my entry hall until I decided what to do next.

version 1

Enter a new mini-stockist located close to my home...Little Black Chair.  Going to their storefront to pay for a beginning Chalk Paint class, I spied a beautiful night stand painted in Chateau Grey with accents done in Paris Grey...gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

That color combination was so lovely that my mirror called for a change.  Using Chateau Grey as a base with accents of Duck Egg Blue and a grey I mixed, I know my mom and grandma would be proud.

version 2

Lovely, don't you think?  I'm as proud as punch...

linked to:  Miss Mustard Seed,  Shades of Amber,  Remodelaholic


  1. Love it! I'm just now beginning to experiment with mixing the chalk did a great job! Love the color combination.

  2. Beautiful piece!

    Visitng from Hueology.

  3. Oh my goodness that is fabulous! I love that color combo...definitely on the list to do for sure!!!

    Thank you so much for linking up today!! Keep up the good work! Love Brad and Amber! Got to meet them recently too!!

  4. This is just beautiful. What a treasure!

  5. Just gorgeous, love the finish. Thanks for sharing.