Chalk Paint Withdrawal

6.30.2011

I have been working on four different projects this week all using chalk paint. I believe I must have been going through chalk paint withdrawal. Well, not a problem anymore. Here is one of the projects I did this week.


Three of the projects I worked on are in this guest room. First up is the lamp on the right. It looked nice like it was, but I attacked it with paint to give it a new or rather old look.













I used Old White for the first coat and then a wash of Old Violet in places and then some Old Ochre, too for a worn wood look. Then it was waxed with clear wax and buffed. Then dark wax used in random spots and buffed again.

So what do you think? 
Other projects to be shown soon so stay tuned.

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51 comments:

  1. That turned out great Kim!!

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  2. I love the touches of violet! What a cute little lamp! You did an awesome job with it!
    xo
    Cheryl

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  3. I like the weathered look of the lamp now. Can't wait to see the rest.

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  4. That looks marvelous! Love it -- my sister and I are about ready to start painting just about ALL the furniture at our beach house and chalk paint is definitely part of our equipment!

    This lamp looks fantastic. Good job!
    Cass

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  5. I think it looks wonderful! I like it much better white(washed)..Diana

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  6. Looks great Kim! The lamp really stands out now. Can't wait to see what else you've been up too. I just order another chalk paint and the dark wax today, can't wait for them to come!! Martina

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  7. Your lamp looks great Kim! I love the rustic finish.

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  8. Wow, not wonder your lamp looks so fantastic. You used so many different paints and waxes....it must have taken you forever! I love your lamp!!!!!!

    ~RJ

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  9. The lamp looks great! I love that bedroom. Sooooo cute!

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  10. Kim,
    That did turn out great! It reminds me of the old weathered wood you would see on a ships buoy. Very nicely done. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet home and have a great 4th weekend!
    Sherry

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  11. Brilliant. Do you think I could use chalk paint on some sort of burnished brass lamps? I've wanted to get rid of them but maybe I could just reinvent them...as always, great post.

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  12. They look great Kim!! I love that look.

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  13. That paint job was meant to be...you are getting good with the layering..I had to go back and see all the different things you did. I was surprised old violet was in there, thinking of your bold painted chest.

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  14. I think the lamp turned out perfect.I can't wait to see your other chalk paint projects

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  15. The layers really made it look so good. Totally a newer & fresher look, in a great "old" sort of way. :)

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  16. Hi Kim-

    I love the whitewashed look.It makes the lamp seem more fresh and unique - weathered looking and of course brighter :) I gotta try chalk paint.

    My best- Diane

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  17. Hi Kimmie! OH, your lamp looks great and that red shade is gorgeous. I still haven't tried the chalk paint! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Your lamp looks great! I, too, love ASCP!! Your layers made it looks like wood-quite a transformation!

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  19. Love how you layered the paint and wax! It gives it such great depth. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. So cool- I need to try this technique! All of your projects are so great!

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  21. I really like it, Kim. I'm having a lamp problem myself right now--too many of them are dark--even at the store! I never would have thought to take a paint brush to a lamp.

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  22. The lamp looks fabulous. You always do a great job with your paint. Love the texture it gives the piece. Hugs, Marty

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  23. What do I think? I think you're teasing me with that awesome room again, that's what I think! LOL

    The lamp looks great. You've distressed it just enough to give it a perfect patina.

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  24. Really great job Kim, love how it turned out, it was great before but really outstanding now!

    Rondell

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  25. that looks wonderful! good job!

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  26. That looks so good girlfriend! Happy 4th!

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  27. Beautiful makeover...!!! Waiting to see the other projects!!

    Have a great weekend !!

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  28. The lamp looks great as does the entire room. Loving the chalk paint. Can't wait to get my hands on some really soon. Keep the pojects and inspiration coming!

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  29. Ha ha! You're a bad influence...I love it!! Hmmm...my dining room chairs could use a little work.
    Blessings,
    Haven

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  30. Who the heck has your energy? What vitamins are you taking? It's working. Pretty lamp.

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  31. I love that old, weathered look..you did a great job....as always.:))

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  32. Love the lamp,the shape is great, I find it really hard to find lamps like this in Australia....don't know why....maybe I should start importing them...and I must try chalk paint soon!

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  33. Great new look for the lamp. Sure makes a difference in the room. Love it, you did a great job.
    Happy fourth holiday......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  34. I love it! You've really got the chalk paint technique down. I'm still experimenting with it, but it sure is fun :)

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  35. Love it! I haven't entered my chalk paint phase yet, but love seeing what everyone has done with it. This is a very nice example! Great look!

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  36. This is one of my favorite rooms in your house! Love your hubby's uniform and the lamp looks great! Happy fourth to you, my friend! ♥

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  37. really cute, just love that red lampshade

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  38. I so love that bedroom and that lamp also! I like it better now :)

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  39. Love it! Perfect in the room. You are the chalk paint queen!!!! Happy 4th! XO, Pinky

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  40. I have been wanting to do this to a lamp in my living room, but didn't know how. Thanks for posting! Love it!

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  41. I love this look! You did a great job, Kim!
    -Revi

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  42. Great little project Kim! No lamp is safe! hmm... I have lamps and chalk paint...

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  43. I have that same lamp!
    Yours now looks amazing. May have to follow your footsteps.
    Looks so much more interesting now!
    A :)

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