Monday, February 6, 2012

ASCP Addiction

I have always loved collecting really lovely old textiles, very old. I thought my addiction would never change. Now I am on the hunt for furniture....not just any furniture but furniture that has some distinction as in the category of "would it be good enough for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?" In effect, details, good bones, character. I am very picky, but it seems as if there are some pretty good options in the world of worn-out furniture ready to be transformed! This piece is painted in Annie's newest color, the color that is featured on Annie Sloan's Tour coming in mid-March. It is a beautiful, soft pink called "Antoinette" and I have to say it is romantic and warm and very appealing.
This little red table has been through many paint transformations, but it is now dressed in a base coat of Primer Red with a top icing of Emperor's Silk. Well it doesn't get any better than that. Finished with a combination of clear and dark wax. Yum.
I have to say this is my current favorite. It is 3 parts Aubusson Blue to 1 part of Antibes Green. I waxed it with clear wax and then did some accents with the dark wax. I have to say it is just the most amazing jewel tone and once you paint it on a drab piece you simply want to paint everything this color.
Here she is back in my shop and ready for a space that defines and celebrates her.
And last, these are some of my painted pieces that I displayed in my space at Junk Salvation this weekend. My husband is standing in the truck with only his legs showing because he does not want to be the featured one, although he deserves it more than you could possibly know! It was a great show!!


Marie said...

Hi Peggy,

I see why you have such a love for furniture and Annie Sloan chalk paint. Just lovely.

Marie said...

I meant Phyllis,

Sorry...I am still asleep. : )