Creations, Chalk Paint Pitcher

I wanted to experiment with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color, “Florence,” on a small piece before I tackle some furniture I want to redo. I found this galvanized pitcher that I use occasionally for flowers and thought I’d give it a little make-over…

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If you’re not familiar with this paint product it is being widely used for painting and redoing furniture these days.  Not only does it produce fabulous results, the ease of use is why it’s so crazy popular.  You don’t even have to remove the old finish, you can basically just start painting away.  When the look and color is right you apply some soft wax to your piece to set the paint and leave it with a soft patina.

First a coat of ASCP Old White

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then a few streaks of Florence

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Yikes, this wasn’t what I had in mind at all!

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I went back for some more Old White to tone down the Florence.  One of my favorite things about using this paint is it’s FAST drying time~

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I painted the top band and handle to completely cover the Florence

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I took a sanding block to some of the raised areas to expose some of the metal

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Then I applied the recommended coat of clear wax, followed by the dark wax…

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I didn’t really like the dark wax, so I got busy rub, rub, rubbing, most of  it off

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Hmmmmmm………………

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I decided to try it out

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I still didn’t love it, it needed just a little something else~

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So I went back and added some white dots on the raised swirls, and florence dots in some swirl patterns on the upper band

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and then it felt finished!  Sometimes, you have to just jump in and try a few things until you get it the way you like it!

Have you heard about the newest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color, English Yellow?  It is supposed to mix with all the other colors to create an entire new palette of colors! I can’t wait to try this!  For more info click here

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Thank so much for experimenting with me today!

Note: I am not being sponsored by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint,  I am recommending it because I have had great results and it’s easy to use.  It is not available everywhere so google it to find your closest dealer.  More info is available online at anniesloan.com

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13 Responses to “Creations, Chalk Paint Pitcher”
  1. Oh I so agree with you…the white dots was a great final touch!

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  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh it looks sooooo pretty. I love how it totally transformed it. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Emily says:

    I love your finished look, very pretty. I’ve certainly enjoyed all the Annie Sloan makeovers in blogland but haven’t used it myself. You made it look easy…………

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  4. Kim Hood says:

    Jenna, this is beautiful!! I looks fresh and whimsical and a little shabby, yet sophisticated. You are such a talented artist! 🙂
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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  5. Very pretty! Love the dots! I found your post through Marty’s Musings link party.

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  6. Love the polka dots! Makes a real cute vase. I found your post through Marty’s Musings link party.

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  7. Jenna, I totally LOVE it, the color and all. Great job.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  8. Mary says:

    Your artistic eye and additions of your dots make your pitcher Jenna! Thanks for the info on the English Yellow and new color creations, I have some Duck Egg Blue, I bet it would make a wonderful shade of green!

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  9. marilyn says:

    looks great, have not tried chalk paint yet!

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  10. a quiet life says:

    that came out darling, just read your bio, how fun to have a house right on the water like that too, lucky you, crafts by the sea 🙂

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  11. Really pretty! Love this color! XO, Aimee

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  12. I love this color! Turned out really pretty! XO, Aimee

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