A rusty old watering can
and this cute little can of Saltwash occupied my day last Friday.
Actually, it wasn't the watering can, but the bottom that rusted completely off and I saved for some inexplicable reason.
But, then I saw this cute sign and all of a sudden saving the rusty circle seemed to make sense.
My can of Greek Blue paint was out so I slapped a coat on that rusty piece
and rearranged the porch shelf to show it off.
The blue paint was out because I was transforming an ugly duckling of a table into a swan using Saltwash and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I learned about Saltwash on Instagram and I was intrigued with the the bumpy, weathered look the Saltwash creates so I ordered some online from Amazon.
The first thing I painted was the top of a stool using an undercoat of Saltwash and ASCP in Pure White followed by a top coat of Antibes.
I love the crackled look after sanding.
This table had seen better days,
and I am so pleased with the way it turned out.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dries quickly so the whole transformation, from mixing the Saltwash into white paint to the final sanding, only took about 3 hours.
When you look at the before and after photos of the kitchen, you can see that I painted one more thing - I'm reducing the amount of red in the house so the farmhouse table got a coat of ASCP Pure White.
Today there was no paint on my hands and it wasn't as much fun - I washed every pillow and slipcover in the house.