CHALK PAINT UPDATE AND A FAVORITE FIND

I heard back from Karen at Chalk Paint USA today. She was SO sweet. She didn’t just email me, she called me twice. She did say that the country gray is very deceiving and the online colors look different than the actual colors. She is sending me a paint chip of all the colors so that when I reorder, I will know exactly what to get. The country gray comes off as a creamy greenish hue. It is very pretty though. I waxed it with a dark brown and really like how it’s looking so far. As for the paint itself, I LOVED painting with it. It goes on very smooth and dried with no brush marks. It is very flat and chalky feeling but feels wonderful after a wax. The thing that I like most about this paint is that it distresses beautifully. It comes off like chalk and you just have to wipe the piece down afterwards. It has adhered really well so far and it does cover red bleed after two thick coats. This piece I am working on now has had the worst bleed and the chalk paint is dealing with it pretty well. I am not totally done with it for a full reveal, but here are a few shots of what I have done so far.


 
So if you are hesitant to order some, don’t be…. I am ordering the old white tonight.

 

Is it worth the money? For me….yes…. because I despise priming and most everything I buy to repaint has to have an adhesion primer. Behr with primer in it doesn’t work for those shiny, high varnish finishes. The time it takes me to paint a piece is worth the money too, and if this saves me a few hours, its worth it.



 
I also wanted to show you my 3 new ironstone pitchers I found to add to my collection! Thanks Lana! I got them out of your booth! I couldn’t pass them up……
 


Comments

  1. Oooo!! I need to open my cans of Chalk paint and give it a go. I just haven't had time!!! Sigh!!
    Your finish is fabulous and the pitchers are wonderful!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  2. Oooo!! I need to open my cans of Chalk paint and give it a go. I just haven't had time!!! Sigh!!
    Your finish is fabulous and the pitchers are wonderful!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  3. Thanks for the update on the paint. I may just splurge and buy some. I can't wait to see your reveal!!

  4. Thanks for the update on the paint. I may just splurge and buy some. I can't wait to see your reveal!!

  5. Looks great! I am hoping to order some chalk paint this week.

  6. Looks great! I am hoping to order some chalk paint this week.

  7. Ooooooooooo!!!(oops! that's already been said lol~) AAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh so pretty! Can't wait to see if finished! Glad you also posted about the color chips online vs in person. I have been waiting to order to hear more from users, likes dislikes, colors, use, ect. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ooooooooooo!!!(oops! that's already been said lol~) AAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh so pretty! Can't wait to see if finished! Glad you also posted about the color chips online vs in person. I have been waiting to order to hear more from users, likes dislikes, colors, use, ect. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi Kelli,
    Im soooo itching to get back from my trip and order some of that paint!
    Last week while visiting PA I went to Lucketts and saw MissMustardseeds space! I loved seeing it in person and the chalkpaint looked great. Cant wait to see your finished result and I agree, saving the primer step is priceless!! How does it work on top of a latex gloss paint? Thanks for the info too!!
    Jodi

  10. Hi Kelli,
    Im soooo itching to get back from my trip and order some of that paint!
    Last week while visiting PA I went to Lucketts and saw MissMustardseeds space! I loved seeing it in person and the chalkpaint looked great. Cant wait to see your finished result and I agree, saving the primer step is priceless!! How does it work on top of a latex gloss paint? Thanks for the info too!!
    Jodi

  11. It looks like it will be a beautiful piece, can't wait to see it! Aren't the ladies at chalk paint USA wonderful? They really put out the effort for excellent customer service, and they are soooo knowledgeable about their product! Those pitchers are just breathtaking grouped like that…..can one know where you got them? Are there more?? Have fun finishing your piece! Take care, VBg
    P.S. I Love the old white, Paris grey and Louis blue are great as well.

  12. It looks like it will be a beautiful piece, can't wait to see it! Aren't the ladies at chalk paint USA wonderful? They really put out the effort for excellent customer service, and they are soooo knowledgeable about their product! Those pitchers are just breathtaking grouped like that…..can one know where you got them? Are there more?? Have fun finishing your piece! Take care, VBg
    P.S. I Love the old white, Paris grey and Louis blue are great as well.

  13. Ladies – go to http://www.usajoliedesign.com and find your nearest Annie Sloan stockist. We are all over the USA and you can get your orders from all of the stockists. Chances are there is one near you and you might even be able to get into a workshop!

  14. Ladies – go to http://www.usajoliedesign.com and find your nearest Annie Sloan stockist. We are all over the USA and you can get your orders from all of the stockists. Chances are there is one near you and you might even be able to get into a workshop!

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