First Project for the Dining Room

8.23.2011

I told y'all the other day that I am making a couple of changes in the dining room. One was done this weekend. I am only showing you the part I worked on. The ceiling  medallion above our chandelier was just plain shiny white. Well, not anymore.

First I painted the whole thing with chalk paint in Old White.

After the chalk paint was dry I mixed some glaze with raw umber to age the piece. I mixed about three parts glaze to one part paint.

I used my old gelato plastic tubs that I saved to mix it in. 

I used an artist type paint brush to paint the glaze on being sure to dab it in all the nooks and crannies.

Then I took a rag and started dabbing it back off.

Here is the whole piece finished with the brown glaze, but there is more.

To achieve the look I needed I mixed chalk paints Paris Gray and Old White about half and half to age the piece further.

I did a dry brush technique for this part. I just dabbed the brush on this paper towel to remove most of the paint from the brush. Then brushed over the piece and repeated until the entire piece was done.

I love the way this turned out. You can see part of the piece I was replicating beside it. Pretty close, huh?



So what do you think? Really looks old doesn't it? patting self on back

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 A peek at what is under that ceiling medallion.
Now on to project number two.


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87 comments:

  1. Kim i love it!! It looks great.

    Kathy

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  2. Love it Kim. Yes it really does look old. I laughed out loud I saw crackers next to your project....I had crackers too while doing mine on the counter just the same. Except mine were cinnamon graham LOL!

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  3. You did a beautiful job, Kim! A few steps but well worth the final outcome! Love it!

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  4. Awesome. You have inspired me to work with chalk paint this week...I am working on some things tonight and tomorrow! Stay tuned for the post.

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  5. That is a beautiful finish Kim! very close to your inspiration.

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  6. Of course I love what you did here. Glazing, dry brushing, oh yeah.

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  7. It looks aged and has patina now. Just what you wanted. I also love your sister's kitchen.

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  8. It is just beautiful. I love how it turned out. That last step you did to dry brush it really made it extra special. OMG...your sneak peek looks like a chandy I am working on too...oh, well, I didn't name my blog "kopy kat" for nothing.

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  9. Kim, I LOVE IT!!!XO ~Liz

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  10. this is wonderful, and I cannot wait to see the chandy!!!

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  11. Kim, it looks great. Just like your inspiration piece too.

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  12. OH...you got a new light! How exciting and I seriously mean that. CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE!

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  13. Thats a beautiful job you did!!The colors mixed beautifully,, its so nice too meet you and thankyou for stopping y my blog as well!

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  14. B E A U T I F U L ~!! you did Great.

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  15. Love it Kim, and I know I'm going to love the new chandy too! Martina

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  16. I am in LOVE!! It is perfect!

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  17. Beautiful! Can't wait to see it up! If you guys keep posting these beauitful projects with this chalk paint I am going to be forced to order some too. LOL

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  18. I know it's going to be beautiful!! Is chalk paint kind of like milk paint? Looks awesome! I did a ceiling medallion in bronze in my old house. It took about 5 or 6 different steps but came out so pretty and a fun project! Can't wait to see your chandy :)
    Kristi

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  19. Wow, gorgeous! Love what you have done and can't wait to see it all together! Well done. liz

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  20. You've really got a talent for that sort of thing. Everytime I try to do something like this, it turns out disastrous! lol

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  21. Wow, it really looks GREAT! Love how you did this and can't wait to see the rest! XO, Pinky

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  22. That looks so good, Kim!! And, if that is an Aidan Gray chandelier underneath it, I may just cry! Even if it isn't, I want it!!! :)

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  23. Looks great Kim. It really looks old. You know how to torture us. Hurry and show the rest!

    Kathy :)

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  24. Beautiful! I love it.Thanks for sharing your painting techniques.

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  25. OMG...how gorgeous is this. Man I really have to try this technique.

    Paula

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  26. Cannot wait to see what is hanging under that medallion. That was a wonderful transformation, Kim!! It looks so different and so very nice!

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  27. Looks awesome Kim!!! Can't wait to see the chandy!

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  28. I can't wait to see what's under the madallion, looks so neat! It really does look old...love it!

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  29. Looks really great Kim! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  30. O, gosh..it looks SOOO expensive now. I really do love it, Kimzer.
    You need to go into business doing this for people. Bet they would pay big money, too.

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  31. Hi Kimmie! Oh, your medallion looks wonderful! Now did you get a new chandy or have you been painting again? :) I have a ceiling medallion in our dining room and it's just white! Hmmm....
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. Wow! That looks great! I can't wait to see the entire room.

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  33. Kim, you have the Midas Touch! Everything you touch turns to gold. :)

    It'll be fun to see all your projects in there!

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  34. Wow Kim! It really does look old! Love it!

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  35. Love the finish, Kim. Can't wait to see project number two! Don't leave us hanging for too long.

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  36. It looks great, Kim, you really nailed the aged look.

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  37. Have been pondering what to do with a small demilune table and now I know exactly what I must do- copy your beautiful formula & hope for the same results!

    Gorgeous!

    Best,
    Darleen

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  38. It is gorgeous! I love it! :)

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  39. Kim How many projects have you completed now with Annie Sloan Paints? I think a newspaper column in the homes section would be amazing!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  40. I drop by your blog from time to time to see what you have 'going on'. But, I was at the beach this weekend, and had to read the blogs I follow by phone and spent quite a bit of time looking through older posts on your blog I have missed (due to having a 1 year old and 12 year old ;o) So, I just wanted to thank you for keeping me entertained. I do hope you have a chance to get to the beach soon (if it's still there after Irene). I found it interesting that your hubby is from Rabun. I have a friend that works at Rabun Gap school, and I'm assuming it's the same area. I was also wondering if you and Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict have ever met being that you're both in Atlanta and have similar interests? Seems like you might be 'soul sistas'. I found it ironic that you posted about 'Details' at the same time. Anyway, just wanted to pop in to say keep up the good work! Hope to find my groove again, one day, but until then, I'll be looking to you for inspiration! ;o)

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  41. Great job, Kim.
    I love the way all the details show up. Another job well done!

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  42. Oh Kim its absolutely gorgeous... your step by step instruction is very useful and it looks great...
    hope you like to visit again for a pretty pincushion
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  43. I bought a very similar medallion earlier this summer to put in my dining room. I painted it pink to go with the pink ceiling but it's still sitting on the kitchen counter waiting to go up. With all the sick people in my life right now....I can't seem to get to any projects. Soon I hope. I can't wait to see that chandelier. I'm loving the drops hanging from it!

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  44. Very pretty -- excited to see the chandelier

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  45. Oh, you are such a tease showing us just a little drop from that chandy! I think you're a genius with the painting techniques. Can't wait to see the two pieces together.

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  46. I love it Kim. I am intrigued now!

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  47. I am working on a project today but not nearly as much fun or pretty as yours....staining new deck boards...ugh! I love light medallions and your redo is fabulous! ~

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  48. Hi Kim,
    Girl, you are so good with that paint brush!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  49. Kim, I love it! You did an outstanding job! Thanks for showing all of the steps. This is another great use for chalk paint. I am ready for the big reveal!

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  50. I love love love the medallion it is beautiful. Looking forward to the finished project. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. What a transformation!! It looks fabulous...the perfect amount of aging!
    Jane

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  52. A masterful job! It looks like old plaster! Exquisite!
    Yvonne

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  53. LOVE, LOVE it, Kim! Can't wait to see the chandie, too!

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  54. It will be lovely! What a fun project! And the red gingham check curtains are perfect in the kitchen to, by the way.
    Cheers,
    Barbara

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  55. Kim, you are simply amazing! Can I borrow you for a week or so for my next house? I make good coffee...
    Brenda

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  56. I have a question, have not done much painting, but I have a medicine cabinet that is white and I would like to paint this Black, would you recommend, spray or brush for this project. It is an inexpensive cabinet with melamine ....
    Thanks so much for your time.
    Kathy

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  57. I love your chalk paint projects. I have an old sea chest - great piece, huge, looks just like a pirate chest. It is painted solid black currently. I want to bring it into my bedroom and cedar line it for blanket storage. What paint treatment would you dream up? my bedroom is ivory cream with chocolate as the secondary color. Then pops of citron green and all colors of pinks and fuschia. I have an ivory cottage style poster bed and chest with chocolate brown desk & 2 brown chairs.
    Look forward to your idea(s)! Remember I'm a novice!

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  58. Love this. I am oohhhhhhing and ahhhhhing already. Can't wait to see the rest of the project.

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  59. Just wanted to take a second to say "It is about time!!" I can't wait to see that chandelier and the medallion is going to look awesome in there.

    I have tried to catch up on all your posts but not enough time to comment! Everything is looking as wonderful as ever!

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  60. Kathy, hopefully you will look here for an answer since you have no reply comment blogger. Spray paint for plastic would probably be your best bet.

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  61. Seashellis,

    Hard to say without seeing it, but Old White chalk paint is a beautiful ivory that you can brush all over in two coats maybe more to cover the black. You can leave it like that and wax with clear wax or sand some back off to distress it and then wax.

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  62. wow looks so neat...I love it...can't wait to see more

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  63. You did a GREAT job on it! It looks VERY old and perfect! xo Diana

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  64. Wow, Kim, awesome! You've nearly inspired me to start hammering on my walls. You know, to create that aged villa look. Can't wait to see the rest of your dining room!

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  65. OMG! You got it didn't you?! I'm so jealous. Can't wait to see it hanging:)

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  66. WOW, I Love what you did there!! It looks so old and wonderful.

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  67. Wow! Now it looks like an old architectural find. I can't wait to see the chandy!

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  68. Very nice, Kim!...Christine

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  69. The medallion looks great! We can't wait to see the chandelier.
    Angela and Renee

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  70. This is great Kim!! Now I wish I had done the one in the dining room this way! Now I would have to decide if I wanted to work on it without taking it down. This is just beautiful and can not wait to see the new chandy!!

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  71. Kim, that finish is spectacular. I thought it looked great after the glazing, but the dry brushing took it to another level. Really nice!

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  72. Thanks for hosting! new follower.

    Beautiful site!!!


    http://ginawithlove.blogspot.com/

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  73. Oh my gosh! It's fabulous Kim. You have aged it beautifully. Very talented my friend, very talented!

    Heather

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  74. Lord.Have.Mercy....well this looks absolutely awesome! I can't WAIT to see what the REST of the transformation is.....I know I will want it....

    Lou Cinda :)

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  75. Wow Kim, that turned out great! I'm dying to see what's hanging under it now!

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  76. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

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  77. Very nice! Looking forward to seeing it up!

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  78. Looks so good and much more interesting than plain white plastic. I can't wait to see more!

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  79. I love the treatment you use on it to enhance the beauty! I love it!

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  80. Pretty pretty... very pretty. Very beautifully done.

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

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  81. Oh Kim, that looks awesome!! And I love that chandy. You really did a wonderful job matching that other piece. You are motivating me to get back to my projects.

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  82. This is perfection. I may have to try this, so gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!

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