Thursday, February 23, 2012

Project 10 of 2012 Distressed Desk

I know at this point you may be tired of reading post about Annie Sloan chalk Paint. But i am passionate about the whole concept of making it easier to distress a piece of furniture. And Chaulk Paint does that.

Before Annie came out with the white that is currently offered, I was trying different things that I read about on the blogs for making your own chalk paint, simply because I wanted white, not off white or beige, but a nice bright white.


The formulae I like the best is 2 parts flat paint.. ( or eggshell finish if you have it and are in a pinch)
 and one part plaster of paris. It actually is a little less than that but you'll figure out what concistancy works best for your technique!
So here is my latest victim before I attacked, which I gave a peek at in my last post.
Well you can see I had begun by the right hand corner leg. I really have to retrain myself to not be so excited and stop for a second to take some before photos.
I am definately a jump right in the water kinda gal.

So what'ya been up to?


Places I  pop in to party this week are below:







Decorating Insanity

8 comments:

  1. I for one will never get tired of furniture transformations no matter what kind of paint is used on them!

    ~Bliss~

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  2. Your desk turned out great, Eileen! I just saw two nice ones at Salvation Army yesterday and would love to do one over for my daughter. I'd like to try making my own chalk paint, too, because there are other colors I'd like to try out and it gets expensive after a while!

    Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday! : )

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  3. Very pretty! You did a lovely job distressing it, and love the glass knobs!

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  4. What a great desk. Found you over at Common Ground. Would love if you shared it over at our very first Furniture Friday Link Party. http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
    xo...mONICa

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  5. What a great desk. Found you over at Common Ground. Would love if you shared it over at our very first Furniture Friday Link Party. http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
    xo...mONICa

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  6. You have a great blog. I have enjoyed scrolling through past posts. Also, loved your basement redo. Thanks for telling me about it - great ideas! Linda

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  7. Hello
    Project 10 of 2012 Distressed Desk
    Amazing blog post as always! I am very glad to see your post, I located what I was in search of here
    Thank you!

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  8. Wow! Your desk is just gorgeous! I love the glass nobs, the are the perfect addition to such a pretty piece!

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