Anyhoo, I also purchased an ironstone bowl, a bakelite knife and this cute vintage chippy oval frame from that same shop. The frame was only $8.
You can see how bad of shape it is in, but isn't that what draws us in?
I picked the frame up and looked at all the details of it and told it that it was coming home with me and would get some much needed love.
I had a sample jar of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antoinette that I really wanted to us.
Only problem is pink doesn't really work well in my home, but I thought I would try it anyway. I painted two coats on and let them dry.
Then I wanted to really age this piece so I used the two step craqueleur system by Annie Sloan. I brushed on the first step and let it dry and then brushed on step two and let that dry.
Then the next step was adding the dark wax. I brushed it on heavily all over the whole frame.
This is where is gets exciting when you see the small cracks showing up with the wax.
After I had the frame completely covered I used a soft cotton rag (previously one of Mr.'s t shirts) and started taking the wax off.
I don't have anymore pictures of the steps I did because my hands were a mess and I din't want to stop and clean up to take pictures. After taking off most of the dark wax you can see how it is left in the cracks and raised details of the frame.
I then took some clear wax on the rag and rubbed it over a lot of the frame to remove more of the brown color and it revealed this beautiful aged pink with a shine. Next I added some of the gilder's paste in Inca Gold and just rubbed it on the raised parts with my finger and then buffed the whole frame to a shine.
Then the question was where to hang it? I ended up hanging it on this wall by the front door and sitting room. Oh, and my cane collection has been slowly growing, too.
I think I like it here under my vintage paint by number dog painting.
So, do you think the pink works?
Now I would love to use this color somewhere else.
I must finish packing for The Southern Blogger's Conference that I am attending this weekend. Squeal! This is my first conference.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for the "My Favorite Room" series guest blogger.
Joining the following:
French Country Cottage
From My Front Porch to Yours
Between Naps on the Porch
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