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Monday, March 11, 2013

A Table Makeover & Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Last Saturday night, my mister took the kids out of town for the night. I went wild.
I took a bath with zero interruptions.
I peed all by myself. 
I had cheesecake for dinner.
After these luxuries, I decided to tackle some projects on my "to-do" list. I pulled out my Annie Sloan paint, an ugly table and called a friend to help me drink paint!

Note to self...9pm is not optimal time to take photographs. Lighting be da**ed, I was going for it!
I must say that the Annie Sloan Paint was so awesome- I only needed one coat! No sanding, no prep, no primer! I followed up with a coat of wax. Easy peasy!
This was the first arrangement for my newly painted table...something's missing. COLOR!

I added some pops of yellow and called it a night. What say you? Which do you like better?
*I also painted my yard sale Louie chairs. 

11 comments:

  1. I like the yellow better. did you sand the table before painting it? And did you put anything on top of the paint? Just wondering. Looks super cute!

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    1. I love your new avatar! I put some Annie Sloan wax on top of the paint. It was the fastest paint makeover ever. NO SANDING! NO PRIMER!
      Thanks, Nicki!

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    2. Thanks you for noticing that! You are observant!

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  2. I have always wanted to try that paint! This looks fabulous and I love the color you chose!
    Stopping by from the Homestoreis A2Z Party :-)

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    1. You will not be disappointed. It was easy peasy and I love the way it turned out. Thank you, Darby!

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  3. This is just lovely! I personally prefer it without yellow, but then I am not that keen on yellow... maybe something in nice springy fresh green? Is it true you don't have do any prep work to use this paint?? I have a little console type cabinet to paint and was wondering if it is true;) Plus only one layer??? I'm impressed:) Hugs

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    1. No prep! I don't have the patience for most paint techniques so this is right up my alley! Thank you for popping by!

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  4. oh my gosh I have to buy this paint!! Do you think it would work over a red console table? So over the red and would love to make it more neutral so i can add colorful decor. Thoughts oh wise one?
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. YES! My table was very dark, very damaged and VOILA! Your table might look nice with chalk paint, followed by sanding so the red shows through a bit?

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  5. Love it! her chalkpaint is all the rage right now and I have not had the pleasure of trying it yet. I think I am going to have to!

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    1. I think you will love it! I loved that it was so easy, no prep and only ONE COAT! Thanks, Lisa!

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