Better Late Than Never

I’ve been reading about the wonders of Annie Sloan’s chalk paint on every blog I visit for at least a year now. I finally gave it a whirl and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
I know my strengths and capabilities and let me just assure you that painting is not one of them.  So I started small on this adventure.  This mirror used to hang in the basement bathroom of my old house.  When we moved, I never found the perfect place for it, namely due to it’s too silver finish.

I’ve been drooling over Duck Egg Blue since I first heard mention of the famed chalk paint.  When the Honeybee (a west side must-shop) started carrying the line, I literally bee-lined to the shoppe to make it mine.

And, just three months later, I finally put brush to paint.  One of the fantastic features of the chalk paint is that no sanding or priming is required.  So, I taped off the mirror and set to it.  I didn’t really know what I was doing so I started slow.  I basically dry brushed the color on and then (just by happenstance) used a baby wipe to dab off where I wanted the previous finish to show through.

I let it dry overnight and then went back and gave it a clear wax.  I really worked the wax into the mirror, and then pressed it down and wiped it off with one of the PCP’s socks.  That night I went back over it and buffed it with the sock to a flattering light luster.  Waiting time aside, painting the mirror was a snap.  I’d say it took only about thirty minutes of actual work.

And now my masterpiece (at least in my book…I’m awfully proud of it) hangs in the den.  
It’s safe to say things are going to be turning up duck egg blue all over the place around these parts.
Flattered for the feature at Mrs. Polly Rogers!
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