We have all of the materials you need to do this fab chippy stenciled project using Artisan Enhancements products and Chalk Paint®.
Stop in or shop online today to get your supplies.
Who doesn’t want a gorgeous, softly antiqued, waxed finish on some pieces?
We sure do!
Annie’s secret is simply to wax first with Clear Wax, wipe off any excess, then let sit up to 5 minutes before adding Dark Wax. The clear adds a sheen to the flat Chalk Paint®, and therefore the ability for the dark to glide beautifully on top.
If you skip the clear wax step, the result will be that the dark wax does not want to glide and remains “stuck” in place, it’s very dark, and can appear splotchy on larger surfaces.
After applying the Clear Wax, then use the Dark Wax, remove any excess product, and buff to a nice soft sheen.
There’s just nothing like seeing how to do a project on video, right? We love using Artisan Enhancements foil in several awesome colors, and their Leaf & Foil Size that you need to adhere the foil. It’s so easy!
We are sharing this YouTube video by our friend Debbie Dion Hayes of MyPatchOfBlueSky.com.
Check it out, then come see us at Chalk It Up Norcross. We have everything you need to do this, or SHOP ONLINE HERE.
Annie has just announced the #25project!
To celebrate 25 years of Chalk Paint®, she wants to transform 25 spaces nominated by customers – all over the globe. Whether it’s a beloved town hall, school, library or youth club, she wants to hear our local area’s recommendations!
From now until the end of April, Annie and Chalk It Up Norcross are inviting you to visit the #25project web page AnnieSloan.com/25 to nominate a project in our community.
Winners will be announced in May, and then we can all watch as these transformations take place all over the world!
Not only do we teach workshops, we answer questions, assist with color choices, and offer all of the best quality paint and products on the market today to get the look you crave for your painting project!
SHOP IN OUR NORCROSS STORE, or SHOP ONLINE 24/7!
Our friend, Jenni Turcotte of Marcottes Design Salvage in Largo, Florida shared this fabulous recipe for her Natural Distressed Finish using Chalk Paint® and Clear Soft Wax.
Here’s the BEFORE!
HOW TO GET THIS GORGEOUS LOOK! We have all of the supplies you need at Chalk It Up Norcross!
THE FURNITURE TOPS
Wipe on General Finishes brown mahogany. Let dry. Wipe on 3 coats of semigloss clear coat. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for drying times.
THE SMOKY FINISH
All photos courtesy of Jenni Turcotte
This week we are featuring an executive desk upcycle tutorial project by our friend Linda, of the blog Fanciseats.com. All products can be purchased at Chalk It Up Norcross.
General Finishes Gel Stains and Gel Topcoats make restoring previously stained finishes so easy!
Make this desk look new again, using these products, available at Chalk It Up Norcross:
HERE’S OUR “AFTER”!
I was always unhappy with the darkness of my living room, so I decided to begin with a redesign of the fireplace and mantle. When you own a store like Chalk It Up Norcross, everyone expects your house to be perfect…haha. I spend more time helping other people with their homes than ours. I am very pleased with the results of our redesign, but we’re tweaking things a bit.
After moving accessories around, it always takes me a week or two to decide if the new look works for our family. The good news is that we already owned everything we used to redecorate, many brought from my store, except the picture above the mantle. Green is my favorite color but I’m still getting used to this painting. It’s a bit more modern than I normally choose. I’ve ordered a neutral rug, and will move this one to our bedroom, where it will match the décor.