Friday, November 11, 2011

Chalk Paint...Some Great Finds and A Firery Glow

Hello again my friends.....I'm always amazed
 that you continue to come back and for that I say 
"Thank You"

Are you guys in the mood for 
some chalk paint

I found this wooden fruit bowl at my local
Salvation Macy's.
I don't know what kind of wood it is, but it was super light
and very well made.
It had no exceptional grain so I decided to freshen it up a bit.

After a coat of ASCP Provence and a white wash of
Old White
I now have a very cottage chic
Pedestal Bowl

I will repeat myself once again
I love how ASCP distresses

and the soft glow of the clear wax finish
She is already sitting pretty in my shop!

Ok...on to the next project.
I have been looking for a piece of furniture to use as a display case for my inventory of
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
In case you have not heard...

Ok...I had to announce that one more time

I found this basic bookshelf with adjustable shelves, but it needed some major love.
Her shelves were covered with contact paper..
ugly contact paper.

I gave the exterior and interior walls two coats of ASCP Versailles.
Never mind that this is not even real wood, 
it doesn't matter with ASCP
it covers pretty much anything

Since ASCP makes me want to sing, I decided to decoupage the shelves and back of the 
unit in 
antique sheet music.
I added some pretty wood trim and will show you the finished piece very soon.
You can wait...right??

Another vendor at The Fox Den sold me this great dresser.
I have been looking for a dresser with a flat front so I could paint a cool graphic
This dresser is perfect!! will have to wait just a bit for this one too.

 Finally, I want to share a few fabulous photos I was able to take the other evening.
It had been a cloudy day and all of a sudden just as the sun was setting
it hit the tops of the trees
everything started to 

It was incredible 
Like God flipped a light switch on.

All the lollypop pear trees are beginning to glow a fiery red.
I love the colors of Autumn!
I love my view

Until next kind and stay creative.


Katie said...

Can't wait to see your makeovers with ASCP. Those fall photos are amazing!

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

First, congrats on being a stockist for Annie Sloan. Nice!

And second, those photos are AMAZING. Truly amazing.

Anonymous said...

Is that a photo of your home? If it is, you live in a little piece of Heaven on Earth.

Anonymous said...

Janet, I just love following your site. I am looking forward to the day I find some ASCP! Now I know the lingo! I can't wait to see what happens to the ugly bookshelf! I'm all !!!

Annie said...

You tease. :-) I love the fruit bowl and can't wait to see the others when finished.
A x

Little Blue Mouse said...

Oh my, those sunlight photos are amazing! The last one looks unreal.

Loving the wooden fruit bowl.

Gretel said...

I just love it when the sun does that - we must have similar climates, (though we don't have your amazing autumn leaf display) as that looks like a very Cotswold lighting. Your shop looks just as I thought it would, quite beautiful. X

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh my goodness your pictures of the fall leaves are absolutely gorgeous!!

I am loving your fruit bowl too and can't wait to see your other projects!
I haven't tried a wash of white but I really like how that looks!!

Aprons and More said...

What a beautiful place to live! You have such great pictures no mater what the season! The fruit bowl is gorgeous and has been given a new life by you! Can't wait to see the others!!

Katy :)

auntp said...

Can't help being a little jealous of the scenery where you live since I live in Florida! All I can say is "wow"!

JDRgoddess said...

Your projects are beautiful!

and your pictures... all I can say is I'm jealous of your view...

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

Love it! Can't wait to get up there to get some paint...and to see what you do with the next pieces :)

Amy W. said...

Your Fall Photos are absolutely super spectacular!! My eyes just loved taking the colors in!!!
Your projects look like they're going to be some real winners in the look-i-loo department!
So wonderful in what you did to update the wooden fruit bowl!! Just lovely!!!
Wishing you a good and relaxing weekend!!!

Lydia said...

Love the first piece.

Erin said...

Congratulations on becoming a stockist, Janet! (Sorry to be a bit late...I'm catching up after being out of town for a week...) How exciting!

And your photos are absolutely totally calendar worthy! I do believe the Shenandoah Valley is one of the prettiest places in the country.

Erin said...

Oh, and P.S.--the pedestal bowl is great! I keep hoping I'll find one at Goodwill to repaint. They're so versatile for decorating.

Hartwood Roses said...

I know just the time you are talking about ... the fall colors and light were gorgeous. You captured it perfectly, and that photo across the field is unbelievable. Wow!!

Debra from Bungalow said...

OMGosh, I have that same pedestal bowl and I love the way it looks transformed with ASCP. I'm gonna have to get me some of that!