Monday, September 23, 2013

Layers of Autumn

The Vintage Street Faire, summer's end, the return of the rainy season and back to school for my little all took me a little bit by surprise!  It just happened so quickly that I feel like I barely had time to catch my breath!  And for that reason, I am very behind on blog posting, emails, and visits to my dear blog friends!  I lost my momentum and ended up in a weird, unorganized fog.  But I think I've finally snapped out of it and am ready to return to sanity!  Ready for Autumn!
Last week I managed to get a couple of small things painted for the shop.  This chair had such a sad finish on it, if I had used anything other than Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan I would have had to spend hours tediously sanding and priming before ever getting to the fun part!  All I did was dust off the dirt and cobwebs with a wet wipe, opened up my Chalk Paint® cans and went straight to work!
I used combinations of French Linen, Pure White and Old White to achieve this mottled grey followed by clear and dark wax.  I love how authentically old the finish looks and feels.
Colors were layered, then wiped away while still wet.  I honestly didn't know which way I was going with it when I first got started but once I found the look I liked, it was effortless, really!
 I love grey in any season and I think it's particularly pretty layered with the Autumn inspired accents! 

Happy Autumn to you!  Thank you for your sweet visit today!  I hope you have a very lovely week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Sharing with...
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
 Furniture & Paint Party at Start at Home
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh the chair turned out so beautiful, I love the way it has a silver sheen to it yet does not look like diy, love the bee are so great at this...Phyllis

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous finish on the chair and you used my favorite ASCP combination! Four of those chairs would be beautiful around a kitchen table.

elizabeth said...

Happy to see what new, lovely things you're up to!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous effect you've achieved - the chair looks like it was "born" like that!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

I love the finish on your little chair. I think I'm hooked on layering paint colors. So much more character. Thanks for sharing Amanda :) Patti

Pamela said...

I can so relate to being behind! Glad to see you are back.

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