The biggest one I purchased at a thrift store for a whoppin' 25 cents (notice the red crayoning in the left bottom corner). It's already seen duty as a photo framer. The others I bought at twice that price. Yup, that's $1.75-worth of frames.
I considered painting them all bright green, like my cool chair. But then I got some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Annie Sloan wax, and these seemed like the perfect starter project! I used Provence, a pretty blue-green, and antiqued them with dark wax.
I purchased my paint and wax at Alice and Jay, right in downtown Sasser, GA, which is on the way between here and my family's fame up in south Georgia. I had a great visit with them on a Monday, when they are not officially open. I contacted Alice ahead of time, and they opened up for us! I met Jay, up on a ladder, (Jay, not me) and spent quite a while with Alice, learning about applying the paint and wax. Pluto Boy got to see the old bank vault.
Alice was so helpful - opening up her paints and painting and waxing a few paint-stirring sticks so I could see what the color would do. Fun, fun, fun. I'd have taken a picture of us together, 'cause that would've been cool, but my camera was still AWOL.
As soon as we arrived at home, I was itching to start painting. One of the HUGE draws for me was the promise that I would not need to strip, sand, scuff, or prime anything beforehand. I would only sand if I wanted to distress a piece. Yay!
Love the detail in that formerly-gold frame.
Perfectly Imperfect, Southern Institue of Faux Finishing, and Modern Country Style. If you search using terms like "distressing with Annie Sloan chalk paint," you get a kabunch of places to look. Since some of these have link-up parties devoted to Annie Sloan chalk painted peices, you can
I am now an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint fan. More to come!