Vintage Red Painted Furniture

Vintage Red Painted Furniture

This artist inspired me so much that I have to share her blog!

 

photo-74I am working on my table! It is a work in progress! The legs need one more coat and to be waxed and buffed. Hopefully after I sand it down it will shine!

 

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Painting Glass Table Top with Annie Sloan Chalk Pain

I have heard rumors that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can paint just about anything…but I was a little doubtful. One thing that needs some a major transformation is an antique glass table top. I decided to not use a brush, as many instructed, and opted on a small paint roll instead for a cleaner finish and equal application of paint. It worked!!

I haven’t waxed or sanded yet, but it looks so different and stuck to the glass with no problem! I am going to do another coat. I also decided to do a clear wax and then sand it down. I will have pictures as soon as I am finished!

Glass top painted with Country Grey

Glass top painted with Country Grey

Buying Annie Sloan Paint

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So the projects begin: I stopped at my local Annie Sloan Paint carrier. The paint is expensive, but I was assured that a little does go along way. I will certainly test this. I also was told to purchase the Annie Sloan Paint brushes because of their durability and quality of bristles. So I went ahead and splurged a little on the accessories. I passed up some of the more advanced finishing options. They also explained the purposes of Waxes. The whole purpose of Wax alludes me. I have yet to wax anything before. I bought the clear! They explained the clear wax gives a shinier lighter finish. I also bought the dark just in case I thought I needed it. I was told it was easy to apply and very pretty once dried. We shall see! I will post pictures of my work in progress and try out different techniques that have been shared with me by fellow artists. Wish me luck!