Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My FIRST official POST!'s never gonna happen if I don't give it a try.  Sue, my first follower! from Suebees-KarenSue has been trying to get me to make my first post, but I was wanting my front page to look "perfect". So, it is not, yet, as I want it to look, but we can keep working on it, right? I am not sure how to add photos to the top (fender?)or whether this is even going to post correctly, but here goes... 
I went to Tampa to Robyn Story Designs on Saturday to buy my first two cans of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint and a can of clear and a can of dark wax.  I was anxious to try them out so here are the pictures of my very first project.  I LOVE the paint but, I need to practice a bit with the dark wax...only need a little bit...but easy to clean up the over-wax by clear waxing and also a little more sanding.
I used the "Old White" on the sconces and layered the dark then clear wax. I am getting ready to start a new project...a night stand with "Old White" on the body of the piece and "Louis Blue" on the drawers.  I'll post the pictures when I'm finished. 
Check out the sconces I just finished. (I hope the pictures show up!) If the pictures don't show up, Sue, help!!!
Here goes....


  1. Hi Denise,

    It was great to meet you last Saturday. We know what it's like to try to get up and running with the blog!! You're doing a great job, we're in the same boat trying to figure this all out. I'd love to help but not sure we're that good. You'll find that bloggers are very forgiving. We're still trying to figure out how to hook up to Linky Parties - we're so confused. Your project is perfect! The best thing about Chalk Paint is that you can start all over - it's very forgiving! Good Luck!! Hope to see you soon, we hope to come up your way!! Remember we are always just a phone call away for any chalk paint question!

  2. Hi Denise, welcome to Blogland! You're doing great and I think your chalk paint work looks great. I need to take a run to Robyn Story Designs too, hopefully soon.

    Thanks for your comments and researching my 1875 blue plates. Hmmmm...maybe I should keep

    I am your new follower and can't wait to read more.