If you could have seen me when I was at Scott Antiques this week when I saw Annie Sloan paint, I was jumpin around like a maniac. I was so excited that you could have heard me screaming for Jordan to come look, (even over the airplanes that constantly fly over Scott's)!
I had heard of Annie Sloan paint from Jordan's MIL and was dying to find some and work with it.
SO. I had these two lamps that just weren't doin it fer me. They really aren't that old, and I got them at Pottery Barn Outlet for about 40 bucks each so, I decided those were the ones to play with, without caring if I ruined them. Plus they weren't really being used for any specific space.
Now they are going in Jordan's "all white and tan" bedroom.
Here we go. First, the lamp before:
I used Old Ochre for this project
first I painted the lamp (you can put it on pretty heavy)
look how soft and creamy it looks when it dries.
then I scuffed it up a bit with fine sandpaper
next you apply some clear wax to your project.
and then a coat of dark wax (the fun part)
you paint it all on and then rub it off with a soft cloth
add a shade and there ya have it! (I'm actually going to find some authentic burlap shades for them)
To find Annie Sloan paint in your area, just google Annie Sloan and it will probably give you a location. It is usually however just sold in metropolitan areas but you may be able to purchase on line.
Oh wait! I need to show you another goodie I found!
That B is goin in Lil B's room! are these cool or what?
have a great day y'all!