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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!

Monday, October 29, 2012

An Early Morning Visit to my ASCP Pinterest Board

Love these pumpkins - source.
It is a chilly morning here in the South (for us, the mid-40's is chilly) and we are worried about family and friends in the "Hurricane Sandy Zones" - a lot of people!  For my own comfort, I thought I'd take a stroll through my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) Pinterest Board - link here.  

I am now the proud owner of the following ASCP colors:

Old White
Chateau Grey
Duck Egg Blue
Paris Grey
Old Ochre

My ASCP Pinterest Board gives me a lot of inspiration and ideas. I just started a project with Cream - my latest purchase - and can't wait to show it. It is a very interestingly shaped chaise/settee - more on that later.

Here are some inspirational ideas from the board with sources identified. They all demonstrate uses of the paint colors in my possession - some are just genius - starting off with the great pumpkins shown at the top - what a great seasonal look!  
"Before I used Old White, and then mixed it with some white paint to get more white with less yellow. But now they have a Pure White. I found that look I liked was to paint the pumpkins with the Old White first, then paint over it with Pure White with a heavier than usual dry brush method. This left a little darker white in the crevices. The AS Chalk Paint worked well on both my ceramic and cheaper foam pumpkins, but it took up to 3 or 4 coats sometimes to cover the awful orange of the cheap ones."
I love this large cabinet in Chateau Grey which was one of my first paint purchases.  It really is a mossy green rather than a grey and I originally had some problems with that until I found fabrics (for my chair renovations) that coordinated beautifully - source.
This is such a great combination of Graphite (slightly distressed) and Paris Grey - source.
CoCo is one of my most recent purchases and is the "brownest" of the ASCP paints.  Here it is shown with Old White accents.  I like the distressed look but would probably have softened it a little - source.
Graphite is a very versatile color and I have often used it - just bought my second can of the paint.  I do find that using the dark wax enhances the color - source.
Love this chair and the paint combination - I have tried this combination myself on several chair sets and it is great!  Source!
 Well, I enjoyed this journey and am anxious to start new projects.  ENJOY!!

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