This was a sad looking Queen Anne style table the was overly yuckily glossy.  Yuckily is a word, right?  You'll see what I mean when you look at the "before" pic.

Amazing thing is I didn't have to sand or prime because I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.  I gave it a first coat using Country Grey, yeah the one that really doesn't look grey, more like a rich cream. 

The top is assorted stripes done without taping as I wanted the freehand imperfect look.  The colors used on the stripes:  Louis Blue, Old White, Paris Grey, Duck Egg Blue and Paloma (a purplish grey).  After doing the stripes, I used a wet sanding block to distress taking down to the Country Grey as well as to the original surface.  I wanted to give the illusion that these were individually painted boards across the top.

The legs and sides were dry brushed with Old White over the Country Grey.  Distressing done again with the wet sanding block.  A satin finish was applied overall. 

Also pictured below was a cute little sign made for a client. "Punkin' Patch" Simple, sweet and rustic.  Just what she wanted.  I also posted a few other signs that I have available.  I love signs.  Remember to click on each pic to enlarge.
OK, go ahead and laugh.  I know, I don't post in this blog for long periods of time, and now I'm going overboard.  Just trying to make up for lost time, lol! 

I love reusing stuff.  When we incorporated an enclosed back porch as part of a new eating area of our kitchen, we had to replace the floor because we wanted to insulate under it and it wasn't sturdy.  BUT, I saved every piece of the barn red painted floor!  I have 3 boxes of these boards in the basement, I knew I could make signs and more out of them. ;)  Also was able to save just a few pieces of the original white siding, wish there had been more.  It was fun stenciling these for primitive style Christmas signs.  They're affordable too, from $7.99-9.99!  Some I painted the back of the raw wood, most right onto the shiny barn red paint.

I've been seeing these cool burlap banners folks have been making for Christmas so of course I had to make one for the booth too!  I love the simple, yet textured look of burlap and twine.  I wanted a kind of natural look for Christmas, but did add a few sparkles with some glittery white and green snowflakes that I hung under each letter of the banner.  Can't tell very well on the pics, but it looks better in person.  CLICK to enlarge the pics.

shabby chic, annie sloan chalk paint, upcycled accent furniture