Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you find interesting ideas and inspiring images. Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated! Check out my facebook page.

About Me

My photo
My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Saga Continues - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project(s)

Previously, I have written about my interest in acquiring and trying Annie Sloan Chalk Paints link.  Some of my refurbishing projects have problems with the woodwork (deep scratches, blotchy finish) that exceed my ability to fix with a good cleaning and touch-up pencils.  For these, I have been finding spray paints that are durable and nicely complement the fabrics chosen for the piece.  The spray has been professionally applied at my upholsterers shop.  I do like, however, the look of a nice flat "French" finish - sometimes with contrasting accents.  Annie Sloan chalk paints seem the ideal solution - here are some examples of completed projects from a website:
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Projects - Color Me French
Last week, I set out with two friends to visit the only active "shoplist" for the paints in the Georgia area - in Senoia - about 50 miles southeast of Atlanta.  We actually happened to be going there because one of the friends lives nearby.

Downtown Senoia, Georgia
We found the shop on main street with a sweet corner called Color Me French link to shop and were duly impressed with the knowledge of the proprietor; the items displayed beautifully done in various shades of chalk paint; and, the description of the process - I think I can do this!!  Ready to buy, we found that most of the country distributors are waiting for one of the required products, wax (clear and dark) to arrive from the UK and the shipment is late.     So, no purchase was made and my experiment has not yet started.  In the meanwhile, as is typical of me, I have acquired at least five pieces to do and MUST stop myself from buying more.  Some of my "pending projects" are shown below.  Obviously, there will be more on this subject!

No comments:

Post a Comment