Tuesday, February 28, 2012

~Annie Sloan...you 'resin' ate with me~

Hello friends.....what to see what I found to play with today?
How many of you have gone into a thrift shop
or maybe a really good Home Goods sale
and found nice resin 
home accent pieces?
They are very common and usually pretty inexpensive.

I bought this VERY gold and ornate picture frame
a while back with the intention of painting it someday.
Well todays the day!
I love it, but a gal can have just so much chunky gold
Unless it's hanging around my neck or on a finger..
If you get my meaning here.

No prep...no prime
You know the routine by now
Two coats of a 3/1 ratio of Old White and Aubusson Blue
Again...those that complain about a limited ASCP color palette...
Talk to the hand!!!

I lightly dry brushed some Old White over the delicate corner relief 
for a pretty lace effect
So here she is before her ASCP spa treatment...

And here she is after...
I applied a coat of clear wax 
which I had mixed with some shimmer powder 
The photo does not capture it, but the wax has a fine pearl sheen to it
Lets find something else to paint..

Here we go...
another inexpensive resin piece
Petite and ornate mirror
AGAIN with the Gold!

Nothing a little ASCP Antoinette won't fix!
Here's looking at you kid
Just a touch of dry brushed Old White..a smidge of distressing
clear wax..buffing
To the Shop she goes

Just perfect for Spring!
So don't walk away from those outdated chunky gold pieces you find for pennies
Give them the 
Annie Sloan


notice my cell phone kept close...Annie Sloan could call at any moment..yeah, we are That close!
These resin ornate candlesticks are everywhere and in every thrift shop
I see them whenever I go picking
I used to ignore them...now I covet them

You know the drill
Duck Egg Blue

Enough careful distressing just to expose the gold beneath
When distressing resin pieces be very easy with the sandpaper
you do not want to distress down to the colorless resin beneath the gold.
Try a just a light wipe of the damp paint with a soft sponge.
So easy
Some clear and dark wax to make the decorative details pop

They now have a look of copper patina
Perfect for a Spring table or mantel vignette
Kim, I know you could stage these beauties perfectly

And don't they look beautiful on my Craqueleur table?

Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

Sharing with some mighty fine blogs this week



Syndi of Beachnut Lane said...

When I first saw that frame I thought "Oh no, she's going to ruin that beautiful gold fame with paint!" Then I saw the finished product and WOW! I love it. What a great treatment.

How to Nest for Less said...

WOW Janet, these are gorgeous!! I always pass up candlesticks like that but now I'm gonna grab them!! Beautiful color palette, too. Lastly, what brand of shimmer powder did you use? That's such a great idea!!

Aprons and More said...

You are so clever and a wit!! Can't wait to see what you paint next...Mr Secret Agent better not sit still!

Katy :)

Anonymous said...

The all turned out really well, but the candlesticks even more so! Lovely.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Janet I am in love with your projects!! They are just beautiful and you totally have me wanting to find some ugly gold stuff!!

Anonymous said...

wow Impressive!!

Hartwood Roses said...

The ASCP treatment did wonders with these pieces!! I especially love the blue frame. The candlesticks are pretty cool, too ... and the mirror.

Speaking of the mirror, the photo of you looks like something out of Snow White. It's a reflection of Snow White, tho, not the evil Queen, right?

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love the chunky frame..we will be searching our home to find thing to paint...

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...


Jennifer Juniper said...

Who knew you could paint over the plastic-y stuff??? Love the cute lady in the mirror :)

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

My husband just freaks when i come home with some plastic gold something or another, but then he sees what i can do with it!! I have people so surprised when they pick up a big gorgeous mirror or frame and it is plastic! Love it!


Tweed Delights said...

These are SO pretty Janet! Lovely to 'see' you on your blog too - you complement that mirror just perfect :)
Alison x

Deserae said...

Wonderful....love all the colors too! You are such a busy lady :o)

Brittany said...


Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I like these simple make-overs .... keep um coming!

Lady Courtney said...

It's a picture of Snow White! ;) just amazing the transformations this paint does. I still love the crackle table... donna :)

fixitfaerie said...

Your projects look gorgeous. Don't you just love ASCP? Of course you do. I don't know anyone who doesn't.

Holly Loves Art said...

Scrumptious!!! Love love love!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those candlesticks would go great on my newly painted Duck Egg dresser, Janet! : ) Love the frames and the colors you chose. I'm really liking the Antoinette color and may have to get a sample pot to try that out.

Visiting from WUW! : )

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your mirrors are just beautiful, and those candlesticks are amazing. I will never pass up ugly candlesticks again.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Those candlesticks are incredible! I'll be looking at them with a new eye when next I see some at a thrift shop.

Marigene said...

Those candlesticks are to die for!

Pamela said...

Janet those look great!!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great re-dos! I love the patina look of the candlesticks! Gorgeous!

Amanda said...

As always, you've made magic with the Annie Sloan products! And...I loved the "talk to the hand" comment. I love mixing the colors to achieve just the look I'm going for! I have a little project for Antoinette today...can't wait to get started! I have pinned your projects to my "Paint it Annie" inspiration board. Thanks so much for sharing!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Kathleen Grace said...

These turned out so much prettier than gold! I adore that shade of blue and the little pink frame looks perfect with it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Janet, I love all these pieces you painted. Such pretty colors. I mixed Aubusson with Paris Gray and it made a pretty color, too. What limited colors? Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

My favorite was the chunky gold candlesticks....wow! They really look fabulous!

Beth said...

I love Annie Sloan!!! Isnt she amazing?! And a doll. And makes a great product to boot. Would you be interested in submitting your painted candles and frames to Somerset Home? Drop me an email! Let's talk.