Watched that movie hundreds of times, I am certain!
I have been trying some new techniques and some new colours lately- I can’t say it enough- this one tin of paint offers so many possibilities!
2015 is going to be a great year for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Poland. Most notably the most recent “Painter in Residence” is from Poland.
This is her—–>https://www.facebook.com/RedesignByAgnieszkaKrawczyk
She was one of my first customers when I started this Chalk Paint journey almost four years ago. Her style is really rustic, really flakey and chippy and so far the paint world is reacting positively to her work.
We also have one of Annie’s books “Colour recipes” being printed in Polish….actually they have been already printed and are sitting on a pallet in either Holland or England—waiting for me!! And also….Annie is planning a trip to Poland in November!
So…..using Agnieszka as inspiration I have painted a “chippy” piece. This is a very popular look with milk paint- the only thing is that with milk paint there is little or no control with where the paint chips off. For some painters this is part of the charm but I wanted to control the chippy!
I started with two of these cute bedside tables. Typical western Europe reproduction furniture.
My first step was to paint with the colour Henrietta. This is a strong pinky colour with a hint of violet.
Then I painted a second coat of Antoinette–a very pinky feminine colour.
While the paint was still wet I then added in some areas the colour Scandinavian Pink to give it some lowlights and dimension.
I put the Scandinavian Pink in areas that I thought needed some contrast- then with more Antoinette I blended it together so that it quite a soft contrast.
The next step was the distressing- I used this tool and scraped off the paint on the edges.
I also dry sanded….sanded before waxing. I don’t usually do this…for obvious reasons- this is the dust in the below photo! I usually sand after waxing-there is less dust and it creates an authentic aged look, but this time I really wanted to thin the layer of paint so I used a high grade sand paper to softly get to the wood.
I has been scraped and sanded and chipped …..sounds like a day at the spa.
This is the final result:
There are three different pinks on this. It isn’t quite clear in the photos but the Henrietta under the Antoinette just lightly peeks through giving it a bit of dimension.