I have now been an avid pinterest follower and user for about six months and think it is a great way to store and share ideas. One of the most prolific and useful boards is my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) board - link here. Whenever I am checking out blogs and websites, I keep an eye out for either acknowledged ASCP projects or ones that could be and have accumulated quite a few images that are inspirational to me.
I have been using ASCP for almost a year now and have had at least 40 completed projects. I am working on a round mirror for our newly renovated (but not quite complete) lower level/basement project. I will show a preview on this page - I have not quite figured out how to complete it.
I have acquired and used the following ASCP (link to ASCP website) colors:
Duck Egg Blue (my favorite)
Napoleon Blue (sample size only)
In putting together this posting, I looked for examples of the use of these colors in the pinterest images. Here are some of my favorites!
|link to pinterest board - I love the versatility of this color and have used it a couple of time. I have found, however, that is needs a good wax (I would even say dark) to enhance the colors - without the wax, the color was a little bland.|
|link to pinterest board - This is my favorite color although I've only used it diluted a little with old white. I like it with both clear and dark wax.|
|link to pinterest board - I am stilling learning how to use this color. Like the CoCo, I have found it to be a little dull directly out of the can. I have added an old white or old ochre highlight and have also used the dark wax to build up the color saturation.|
|link to board- Graphite is a great color that I've used quite a bit and am actually going to have to replace soon. I do find that it needs the dark wax (without a clear wax pre-application) to really bring out the dark highlights.|
|link to board - These are lovely pieces. I have not yet used the blue myself since I do mostly chairs and other upholstered pieces. I think this color lends itself best to large hardcase pieces like this.|
|link to board - The Old Ochre is a great go-to paint neutral paint for multiple uses. I have used it when I want a darker base than what Old White would give me. The first piece is mine - the color matches well with the darker cream in the rug.|
|link to board - Old White was my first purchase and my most frequently used color. I am well into my second quart.|
That's it for today's Annie Sloan Chalk Paint musings - what do you think!