Pink?

10.11.2012

A few days ago I shared a little shop in Mystic, Ct. with you that I made Mr. Savvy turn around and go back, too. I shared the chair I bought and I am still waiting for them to ship it. The price for shipping by UPS is way more than he or I thought it would be so he is checking alternatives. He said the dimensional weight comes in at 194 lbs. What? It is a chair that probably weighs less than ten pounds. I'm not sure this guy has ever had to ship a chair before. The price for shipping is over $169. The chair was only $64. Not sure the chair is worth over $200.

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
Common Ground
From My Front Porch to Yours
Jennifer Rizzo
Between Naps on the Porch

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54 comments:

  1. What a wonderful frame! Have fun at the conference, I wish I was going too!

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  2. Very well done!

    Keep us informed about shipping that chair- that's craziness.

    I ADORE Mystic, CT- that's where my older sister kept her sailboat for years - she lived in Glastonbury at the time. I always loved hanging around Mystic, good memories.

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  3. Interesting techinique. Amazing, it looks like a completely different frame. have never used the crackle product from AS.

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  4. Wow what a transformation! I need to get some of that craqueleur! And gold paste too! Yes I think it works because it is a very soft and subtle pink.A little bit of an accent color works for me.It is a bit unexpected too which is fun!I LOVE those old oval frames!
    xx
    Anne

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  5. Love it...i might hang a small "something" in the middle of it. I am sure you have lots to choose from!! Hope you can get your chair shipped to you at a reasonable rate. That does seem quite pricy.

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  6. The detail on that frame looks amazing after you painted it. That was a good find. Love the crackle finish too.

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  7. I love how this cute frame turned out. I wasn't quite sure where you were going with this.
    But what a lovely transformation. It's a KEEPER!

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  8. Oh no Kim, lol! The pink bug has bitten you too! I fell in love with pink a few years ago when I got some 1956 pink dinnerware and pyrex, but it took me a while to really work it in. I just replaced the red with pink for summer. I love your frame, and that finish is fabulous!!! I'm using pink and aqua for Christmas and I can tell you that anything in those 50s shades is going like crazy on ebay right now.

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  9. 194 pounds!!?? Yeah that does not sound right at all. Hope you can find a reasonable shipper. Love the frame you redid. It came out fantastic.

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  10. Kim, it looks absolutely fabulous. I just love the finished work. When I saw the word "Pink" I said... huh? How's that gonna work in Kim's house. It works beautifully in this form.

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  11. WOW, it turned out so amazing...I love all that crazing!!!! Collecting canes is quite addicting isn't it? My collection is so large now I really don't have room for any more!!! LOL...Check into having the chair shipped Greyhound from terminal to terminal. Their rates are pretty reasonable.
    ~Des

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  12. It totally works the way you did it! The Craqueleur, wax, and the gold gave it a fabulous finish. Have fun at the conference!

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  13. I would never have thought of the pink, but with that wonderful crackle finish and wax it really works. Love your cane collection, too!

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  14. I like it! And all the walking canes too.

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  15. I love this frame, Kim! I can see why you wanted to bring it home with you. The Antoinette is on my list of colors to try next, too. Although, I don't have any pink in my home either, except in my little sewing/craft room, so it's going to have to be a small project if I keep it.

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  16. Stunning makeover! The details on that frame suddenly pop! I just love it! The pink is very understated, which I like a lot. Good luck on getting your chair. Must be very frustrating!!

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  17. I just hung two empty frames in my living room, but haven't shown the photos yet! Your frame is absolutely beautiful and the paint and wax really show of the frame's lovely curves and details. And I am loving your cane collection too.

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  18. Hello Kim, When I saw the frame painted pink, I thought mmmmm, not sure, but when you added craqueleur I was sold. It looks fabulous. Best Wishes Daphne

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  19. I would have never guessed that the pink would turn out so great. I was questioning the pink at the beginning. It sure does look like a vintage original finish. Lovely!!

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  20. Oh how lovely, I have a sample jar to use too. I do have pink in my guest bedroom. I have been to busy using old white and duck egg blue. LOL... I love it Kim, it's crackly-old-lovely...

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  21. I think you toned down the pink and it works. I love oval frames.

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  22. THIS IS AMAZING!!! I MUST go get something and that paint! It would go in my nursery and I would make it work a few other places. I like to sneak pink in whenever I can! I also think it goes perfectly with the paint by numbers and the canes!

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  23. I love it! Love the pink! Have a wonderful time at the conference!

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  24. I love pink, but haven't incorporated much into my home, either (well, except for my 5 year olds bedroom!). I love how this turned out, and it looks great in its new spot. Have fun at the conference-how I'd love to attend a blog conference one day!

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  25. That frame turned out great! Have fun at the conference!

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  26. Hi Kim, The pink looks great. I know I wouldn't have thought of it but it looks wonderful. You really have a way with paint.

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  27. Hi Kim, The frame is perfect. Love the detail. I too tend to find great finds when traveling and have had good luck with shipping through Greyhound bus line...Crazy huh? The prices are scary cheap and everything has always arrived perfectly. Maybe that would work for your great chair find.

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  28. Kim, it's very striking once you finished with it! I've been trying to incorporate pink into my home.
    Brenda

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  29. nice technique I didn't know about. Will look for this product. thanks Kim!

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  30. Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous! I'm thinking I need to get some of that color for my daughter's room.

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  31. So sweet~ I love your frame Kim! That pink is just perfect!!

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  32. That turned out beautiful Kim!

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  33. It's amazing the beauty you can coax out of an old frame! LOVE the color and technique you chose!!!

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  34. I am not a pink fan myself but with all of the painting , crackling, and waxing you have really changed my opinion, beautiful! Yes, yes more pink please!

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  35. Kim - That turned out just beautiful!!

    Judy

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  36. Kim, I love what you did, it looks amazing! Very creative!

    ~Audra

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  37. Great job as always, Kim!
    I love pink, and it looks great there, a shabby touch!
    Silvina

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  38. That turned out gorgeous! Pink is one of my new favorite colors...my living room is pink!

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  39. Wow!!! It turned out beautifully! I love where you decided to hang it as well. I am so inspired and MUST find a gorgeous detailed frame to paint the same way. Thanks for sharing ;)
    Alicia

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  40. I didn't read through the comments to see if anyone already suggested this, but you should check into shipping via Greyhound. I used them to ship a filing cabinet and it all went very smoothly. It was HEAVY and was going to cost hundreds of dollars to ship with anyone else, and Greyhound charged less than half of what others were wanting.

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  41. Gorgeous! Love the gold highlights and it really works well with the colors in the dog picture. You really have the eye and talent for using ASCP and getting the colors right.
    Hugs,
    Babs
    Glad you're back home.

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  42. Oh, I love it. Doesn't really seem too pink to me. Love the hints of shimmery gold. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  43. What a great find! You were kinda in my neck of the woods:). It looks like you had an amazing time on your get away & found some cool things. Have a great weekend, Jen

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  44. The painting and glazing you did really show the beautiful details of the frame. I also love that umbrella holder. Have a BLAST at the conference. XO, P

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  45. I love this, it exactly what i was thinking of doing to a a buffet by my front door, pink and gold...Love it!! Have fun at the blogger conference!! Bring back tons of tips!

    Carol

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  46. Oh Kim, the frame turned out beautiful! Enjoy the conference, Gail

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  47. Hello.
    Thanks to a wonderful blog.
    Was the leader of lacquer until recently my father as well.
    There are also a lot of work at home.
    I love the Japanese, but this autumn.
    Please search the Kyoto, Japan on a PC.
    Autumn is a very bright red leaves in Kyoto.
    Friend of Japan, Ryoma Sakamoto.
    I'm sorry I was wrong spell.

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  48. Now, that it beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  49. LOVE! I think that color pink can work with anything. Especially with all the extra love you gave it! I'm going to have to check out Annies technique - I'm all about learning all I can on the whole chalk paint thing right now! My 'fine seams' are rapidly making room for more 'fine painting'!! LOL!!

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  50. That is one heck of a frame transformation. I think I might have to try crackle. I'm like you - hate the wax on my hands, so I went to a food supply store and bought a box of plastic gloves.

    Bliss

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  51. Hey Kim! I have already been by before I realized you came to party at my place. Thanx so much for joining THT!

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  52. i Love it Love the crackle effect If you use wall paper paste you can also get a crackle effect. i Love it this color and I loved it dark Geeez you are one talented chica

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