Layers and Copy Catting

4.17.2011

I hope everyone had a terrific weekend. I was busy doing a little of this and a little of that. I am so bad about jumping from one thing to another. I did accomplish something though.


I've been playing in the chalk paint again. This stuff is so much fun to paint with. Dries so quickly and sands off without having to use any strength at all. It becomes soft as a baby's behind. Very silky to the touch.


I decided to soften the blue gray color of this chest. I used the Old Ochre chalk paint again and then sanded and waxed with the brown and clear waxes.


I did this piece in less than two hours.








I love all the layers that are showing.


That is the layers part now on to the copy catting part.


I saw this picture in Paula Deen's book "Savannah Style" and loved the look of the silver urns
with the coral and sea fan added and realized I had the urn a.k.a. champagne bucket, the sea fan from Scott's Antique Market, and a piece of coral from Scott's, too that I haven't even shown you yet.














I went ahead and purchased a burlap shade from Pottery Barn instead of waiting for a sale.


I love this look. 


Mix of faux and real hydrangeas added to this planter that was in the master bath.


Added one of my roe deer antlers above the mirror.





This photo does not show the true color of the chest. I guess I am going to have to have all of y'all come for a visit.

Thanks so much for visiting my sponsor's site yesterday. I am sorry the large clock sold out. I checked with Elaine and it is on back order and should be in around six weeks or so. If you are interested in one just leave me your email and I will give it to Elaine and she will contact you as soon as they come in.

Have a super duper week!

KIM

Joining the following:
Between Naps on the Porch
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed

My new chalk paint came this week and I can't wait to use it. It is bluer in person.
Stay tuned.


HAPPY 32nd BIRTHDAY TO MY SON TODAY!


67 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic Kim...you did better at the copy cat than Paula did! What color blue did you get? I love the duck egg blue, it is my favorite...although I have not tried the other blues YET!

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  2. It all looks great, it pulls together well for a beautiful over all display. Love the burlap shade you have to treat yourself sometimes

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  3. Happy birthday to your son, Kim. Nice cabinet and vignette! How funny that I just bought a silver urn almost just like that yesterday...Christine

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  4. Beautiful, Kim! Love the new paint, too. And, the coastal arrangement is so pretty! I loved "for the love of a house's" summer mantel where she layered using a sea fan ... I snatched one up the next time I saw one. And, Happy Birthday to your son !!

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  5. Beautiful! I was recently given a vanity to do whatever I want with and my plan is to try this chalk paint for the first time. I really like the idea of not having to sand or prime first! I was leaning toward the old Ochre color, but wasn't sure. I think you just sold me on it!!! Thanks!

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  6. Kim I love it! I love how the pinkish color is bounced around the plates, fan and flower, so pretty! And that chalk paint, I have a project in mind. I need to get some! It was beautiful before but even better now!

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  7. I love this chest so much, Kim...it is one of my favorite things you have done!

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  8. Kim,
    The chest and the urn vingette looks absolutely wonderful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. Beautiful, Kim. You've got the magic touch. The chest looks fabulous and the vignette atop it does too. The coral and sea fan make a wonderful statement. ~ Sarah

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  10. Love your vignette, Kim! It looks fabulous!! :)

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  11. The layers look lovely...If you ever run out of things to paint I have some stuff you can do here for me :)

    Love the coral in the urn too.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  12. The chest looks fabulous Kim! I ordered some of that material the other day. You have inspired me to create something I have always wanted to do with it!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  13. I have got to get me some of this chalk paint! At first I thought it was pricey, but given the fact you don't have to sand and prime, and the results I've seen from everyone, I think it will be worth it.

    The buffet looks wonderful, and your silver urns.

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  14. Your son is my youngest daughter's age. Happy Birthday to him. Well, I love everything you do. I want to see you do more decoupage though. You hit a home run on that right out of the gate. I may have to order some of those burlap shades from PB. And if anybody knows anything about a baby's butt after your babysitting last week, it surely ought to be you!
    Brenda

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  15. The chest is so pretty !!!! Great job on it and the vignette!
    Have a great week.

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  16. Everything looks gorgeous Kim. The lamp and shade too, very pretty! I added a burlap shade to one of my tiny lamps a few weeks ago.
    What brand is the chalk paint? I've not seen it.

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  17. and I thought it couldn't get any better...love those new corals in the bucket too..and the hydranges..stunning! and you don't have to ask twice, I'll be there!

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  18. Your chest is beautiful, all the layers look great! I love this paint too, and you're right about the smoothness!!
    Two hour project, wonderful! Happy Birthday to your son!
    Debbie

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  19. Hi Kimmie! Oh, this is a great look for your chest! Love the copy catting too! :)
    I love Paula's book.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Beautiful!! I love the sea fan. Sometimes being a copy cat is good! Just call it inspiration. :)

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  21. Love what you have done with the chest. It looks gorgeous! And the top of it look beautiful too!

    Hope you are doing well!!

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  22. My son was 28 yesterday! Happy birthday to yours today!

    You know I love to see that champagne bucket!! And, I swear, one of these days I'm going to give that chaulk paint a go! LOL!

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  23. I love this sideboard! I also love the fabric inserts! Gorgeous. I'm ordering me some chalk paint after I get done typing this. I'm dying to try it and I have just the thing to use it on:)

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  24. I guess chalk paint is the new thing. I must try it on something.

    you did a great job and the pictures are so good of the chest do did. So it was already painted and you added chalk paint? I think that is whats going on?

    That material is like my fancy love seat in my living room and I have got to get an ottoman covered same material.

    I always enjoy your beautiful blog

    Janice

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  25. The chest looks beautiful Kim. I love the coral and sea fan in the urn . Of course the burlap shade is fabulous. It just looks beautiful all around.

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  26. Looks great Kim I love the layered look too! I love PB's lamp shades the new one looks great on your lamp! Can't wait to see what your up to next, Martina

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  27. I love Paula Deans furniture and look too. You did a great job in adding even more layers to your buffet. Better watch out...it's getting bigger! LOL (with all the layers) As usual, everything you do is so neat.

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  28. Kim, it all looks so pretty, and I love your copy cat urns! I'm headed over to PB to check out those lampshades, I need a new one for my lamp and love the look of yours...so I guess that makes me a copy cat too!

    I have been dying to try some of that milk paint on my coffee table, you have convinced me to get some!

    Kat :)

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  29. Kim, this looks great. You are an energizer bunny, I think!! Can you tell me where the gorgeous mirror is from?

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  30. I love this chest, Kim. You have done such a great job on it. Loving all this coral I'm seeing in home decor. Yours looks even better than Paula.

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  31. Thanks for the chalk paint tip! I've been hoping to refinish an end table in a similar fashion, but have really been scratching my head as to what sort of paint I should buy. This sounds quick and within my limited ability, haha.

    I love the chest you refinished! I've always wanted something similar, but it really hasn't been in my budget. I'm oggling this: http://www.belleescape.com/painted-scroll-buffet.html when I get the money! :)

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  32. Hi Kim, wanted to wish you and yours a Blessed and Happy Easter! Your home is gorgeous and and love the silver urns.

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  33. Hey, love your silver urn, sea sponge, coral inspiration. You nailed it!

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  34. Hi Kim. Let me first just say that I'd love to come for a visit to see the true color of that chest :) Your home is lovely, you're done such a nice job of making it gracious, inviting and charming. And I'd have to agree, the coral and sea fans are a nice touch! I wouldn't have thought of that combination before, but it is very floral in a seashore sort of way.

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  35. Oh....you did Paula Deen proud with your CopyCatting! It looks great. I have NOT tried those chalk paints yet but I am anxious to get back to some painting as soon as our weather cooperates. I understand there is not much of an odor to the chalk paint?

    Have a great week! xxoo Diana

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  36. It's gorgeous, Kim...Your foyer keeps getting better and better!

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  37. Kim, It was a lovely weekend! Your chest turned out beautifully! I love the layers of paint, and the great antique look of the dark wax. I haven't been posting because we have been in a renovation since January. We are down to painting the last two rooms, then I will post some pictures too. Will have to try your painting technique on a piece I have to redo. Thanks for sharing. carrell

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  38. Hi Kim, I thought about you this weekend...I was having a yard sale, and in between customers I was painting, sanding, glazing, glazing a little more, a shelf for a friend. I kept thinking, "now, would Kim stop yet, or sand a little more here..." It turned out so cute that I really dont want to give it away!! Love what you have done with your chest, and I think the answer to my question is "Kim would do a little more!" :)

    I have gotten so many neat ideas from your blog and blogs that you like...we really are neighbors and I would love to run into you at Scott's sometime or Queen of Hearts in Buford because I know you must love browsing there as much as I do!! Have a wonderful week!

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  39. Your foyer is beautiful! I like your new vignette. I'd love to have a silver vase. Yours is so pretty.

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  40. I love layers!! It looks great! Happy birthday baby boy!!!

    Carol

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  41. I love it. You are one talented woman! I can't wait to see what you do with your new chalk paint.

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  42. Happy Birthday to your son...!!

    Wow! You have recreated the designer look and have a great job... Now the chest looks like out of a decor magazine... !! So.. beautiful...

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  43. Hi Kim, The color of the chest is wonderful and what a pretty vignette! I love the seafan and coral in your silver bucket. beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  44. Love the silver bucket with coral in it...very nice....

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  45. So pretty Kim! I love your new display!! I will have to have ya come to my house once we done with our reno so ya can help me accessorize!;)

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  46. Chalk paint. I've GOT to try it...I love the look!

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  47. I didn't think you could improve on your lovely paint finish - I was wrong :o)

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  48. Wow, Kim! I have followed the progress of the chest and each time I am so impressed with the results. I have told so many people about how you decoupaged fabric onto the chest, which I thought was so creative. I have Paula Dean's book and I get so much inspiration from it as well. Love how you used a champagne bucket instead!

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  49. Hi Kim!

    You continue to amaze & inspire with all your refinishing skills! I think I'm doing good when I paint a little wire basket with a spray can! LOL

    Loved all the idea postings you showed awhile back & I just love visiting your home.

    Hoping those awful storms weren't anywhere near you & yours.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  50. It looks so pretty, Kim! I really want to get some chalk paint to refinish some bedroom furniture. I don't know why I'm stalling... I guess I'm letting everyone else try it out first so I can copy what they do :) I know you said the pics don't show the true color. I need something that looks like an antique cream. Any recommendation?

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  51. Everything looks fabulous! Glad you are finally inviting all of us over! ;)

    You are REALLY making me want to try the chalk paint. But if I start one more project right now, my husband might disown me!

    A very happy birthday to your son. Isn't it amazing how they get older but we don't?

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  52. I love the chest! It's gorgeous. You sound like me...jumping from one thing to another. Always on the weekends I have so much to do or that I want to do that it all doesn't get done. You've got me inspired to go get more chalk paint, girl. Have a wonderful week!

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  53. Looks terrific Kim. You are such an inspiration. I just blogged about this new Chalk Paint and can't wait to try it. Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming.

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  54. So creative and talented...really stunning love the chalk paint..is that like milk paint? It is rare to see this process anymore..

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  55. I have never used milk paint, but I believe this is much thicker.

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  56. The chest is so beautiful! I lovc all the layers of paint showing through. And vignette is quite gorgeous too. :)

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  57. Look beautiful Kim! Love the ice bucket with the coral and the fan. I have the bucket just need the other two :) The shad looks great too. You might already know this but I thought I'd mention that if your color on your chest isn't showing accurately then check your white balance on your camera. There will be different setting for different lighting conditions. It might help.

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  58. Kim, you did it again! I love the Kim look, it's better than Miss Deans, no doubt! Loving that shade and what a wonderful chest, you are so creative and clever. I love dropping in to see you. I've been away and missing you!

    Happy Birthday to your son!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  59. Do you know the pattern name of the fabric you put on the chest? Is it Bosphorus and if so do you know what color #? That chest is beautiful!! And since I already e-mailed you to ask where I could buy your beautiful drapes in your dining room, and they aren't to be had -- I was thinking of having some made out of the fabric inserts of your chest. Seriously, can I just move in with you? I LOVE everything you do!!!

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  60. LOVE the layered look and your copy cat project looks amazing too. I'd love one of those champagne buckets!! Hydrangeas are my favorite too. That chalk paint sure looks interesting....

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  61. Hi Kim, Your cabinet looks gorgeous! I love your vignette too.

    Kathy

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  62. Melissa, yes it is bophorous and I purchased it at Hobby Lobby.

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  63. What wonderful urns. I love the effect Kim. That chest is just wonderful. I will take you up on that - I want to see it in person too. What a great project it has been.

    Happy birthday to your son. What a nice time of year to have a birthday!

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  64. Love the piece!! Stunning!!

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  65. Nice job! And great look for the urn aka champagne bucket!

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  66. Hey. Question. Is that fabric on the two panel doors? The piece looks amazing....

    I am your newest 'follower.'

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  67. I love the buffet it is spectacular. Is that fabric in the insets?
    Also luv the urns fabulous- Jan

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