Singing in the Rain!

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August 28, 2011

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Wow this weather has been crazy! I even broke out my rain boots!

My new rain boots! Sperrys, love them.

Since the rain was coming I decided to try and finish up some of the projects that I had sitting under a tarp outside, yes I store some of my treasures under a tarp outside…as Yvette would say it’s very “Sanford & Son” but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

One of the goodies was a vintage vanity that I named Annabelle.  Basically I pulled out the large spray painter in an effort to knock out a bunch of projects BUT since I’ve become so used to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) I just wasn’t feeling it so now I’m doing all the pieces by hand with ASCP. Annabelle was really not looking good; to point where I almost gave up on her and dropped her off at the Goodwill for someone else to play with…then one night this week I started working on a couple other things and then put a coat of ASCP in Country Grey on the top of her and then the next thing I knew I was trying Aubusson blue on her base and then she was done!  I love the soft colors but I really like using colors that is you boyfriends and husbands can still appreciate as well.  I think this is why I use Graphite a lot.

Here is Annabelle….

Introducing Annabelle

Annie Sloan - Country Grey & Aubbuson Blue

Annabelle is now listed on our Stylish Patina Etsy Shop if you want to visit her or share her with friends.


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  1. Yvonne says:

    I love that Aubusson Blue! Got my order of Old Ochre from you last week. Thanks! Good to have a ASCP stockist near by. Hope you will have classes soon (fingers crossed!!!!).

    • Hi Yvonne! Classes are coming in the next month:-)! Plus Yvette from Foundry and I are looking into also doing some fun home decor classes for the holidays…how to make your own wreaths, etc… Look for the upcoming class schedule!

  2. susan j beaty says:

    perfect puddle splashers for the “kid” in you. i know i would if could….

    • totally !!! Yvette my new business partner she found come cowboy rain boots so we need to get those for when we have a barn:-) Thanks for following!

      • Jeannie-JB says:

        I love Annabelle – she’s lovely! Have you ever tried ASCP in your sprayer?

        • Hi
          I have not tried ASCP in my sprayer and really the reason why is that I feel like there is a lot of waste when you use a spray and the paint is pretty expensive PLUS depending on the texture of the piece I might end up adding water to the paint in the middle of the project etc. so the brush gives me this flexibility. All that being said I know people had done it so got for it! And tell me how you liked it:-) have a great day!

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