I’ve been trying to venture out a bit lately. If you read my blog …at all….you know I LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
But I do love to use more than just that.
I know, it doesn’t seem like it, but I do. I still even use latex on occasion. ;)
Today I’m sharing this…..
..tiny little grain sack table.
And I painted it with this …. General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint….
….and Chalk Paint®. This “milk” paint is not your typical milk paint however.
It sort of reminds me of a mix of Chalk and latex paint.
I wanted to try it out on a small piece of (inexpensive) furniture first and this was the perfect piece.
I picked it up for a few dollars last summer at a garage sale.
It certainly has come in handy since then! I’ve used it as a “table” to paint things on.
As you can see by the paint marks. ;)
I decided to use Chalk Paint® in Old White (mixed with Pure White) on the 2 flat areas so I could create the grain sack stripes with the Halcyon Blue.
So how did the General Finishes Milk Paint apply?
Like a dream.
Really, just fabulous and coverage was amazing.
One coat. That’s it!
I measured for my lines….
I hate measuring…and I hate math. BUT I wanted straight lines. ;)
Taped it off to paint. Easy!
I repeated the process for the other 2 stripes.
Done and before distressing. This table most definitely needed some of that.
It was a little too “clean” looking.
Distressed (much better!) and I decided to give the Halcyon Blue a dry brush with the white instead of sanding/distressing.
Here are a few close ups of the white dry brushing over that pretty blue….
And some close ups of the top….
Before and after :
I sealed this table with Howard’s Citrus Shield Paste Wax. The verdict is still out on that.
I’ll talk more about that later and let y’all know. ;)
So there ya have it! A little painting fun with some new paint. Not too exciting of a piece but still better than before.
That’s my lantern, by the way, that used to be black! (you can see that project here)
Kind of fun and nautical. I think I’ll be using this one on my back screened porch.
Have you guys tried either of these products before? What do you think?
I will be painting another, totally different, piece with the General Finishes Milk Paint soon.
I also bought the “Lamp Black“, which is a nice, true black shade. I’ll be posting to let you all know what I think once I do!
So far it’s a win. :)
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