Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Paint On My Hands

 

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.

@ilovesaltwash

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.

39 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You are so creative and always up to something. You inspire me.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

This has to be the best time ever for creative home activities. No telling what they will think of next. I'm planning to try this so thanks for sharing.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AHHHHHHSOME! I have never heard of the saltwash, but it looks like I'll have to get myself a can! Carol, that blue....that is the color for your accents in the cottage. And the kitchen transformation...it is stunning. Oh how I wish we would have been able to paint the kitchen this year. It's currently an attempt years ago to get the Provençal ocre look. But now, it looks just yellow, and if I could just paint it white and put a bit of beadboard in my nook, I'd be satisfied. Your changes here are just right, and the table in the kitchen looks really wonderful white.

YOU ROCK!

Maria Elena said...

So creative! I got to try this method. Take care, Maria

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That blue is such a gorgeous color. I enjoy seeing your paint transformations and that rusty sign...perfect. I'm still working on a shelf but need more paint.
hugs,
Linda

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Love those looks! I bought ASCP nearly a year ago and have been scared to jump in and use it (I know, don't judge lol). I think I'm going to go ahead and give it a go on a small project, just to get started, you've inspired me.

Mary

ANNE said...

You have such a great eye for design (and seeing beauty in odd objects!)

Nicely done!

Summer said...

That blue is so beautiful ♥

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Alexandra said...

Your talent for making art, from things that usually give them in the trash, true works of art, amazes me.

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

I love that Greek blue and your projects -- as always -- have me ready to go and make some changes. Loved this post!!

podso said...

So interesting to read about Salt Wash. I like the results. Looking really good!

bobbie said...

Your adorable projects tell me I GOTs to get me some SaltWash paint!

Susan said...

Saving a rusty bucket bottom would never have crossed my mind! I am in awe of your creativity.

Terra Hangen said...

That shade of blue is absolute perfection, it speaks to me. I had never heard of salt wash before, so thanks for telling me about it. The blue sign with the white arrow turned out cute.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW you really did a lot of creative items. Everything looks amazing. You are one talented lady. You go girl and create.

Enjoy your week.

Mary

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I am inspired! I have an old writing table that I picked up for free at the side of the road. It's in good condition, and I definitely want to paint it with chalk paint - the problem is, I am having trouble choosing a colour because they are all so yummy. I do know where I want to put the table, though I will have to rearrange some furniture in the spare room (my daughter's old bedroom) which I now use as an office cum sewing and craft room. Now that my nephew's wedding is over, and most of the family birthdays (which all seem to fall at the end of July) I can get serious about this. I'll have to let you know how it all turns out! Thanks for the inspiration, xoxoxo Carol Lake

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

You did it again. I love you decorating and that round blue and white arrow is so cute.

Merlesworld said...

ALL looking lovely.
Merle.......

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

You are creative and seemed to have so much energy...Now I know what to do with my pail bottoms! Love the blue and arrow...such a great vide.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Carol,
This salt wash is cool. I have seen a few other bloggers using it too. Your finished pieces look great.
Kris

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol love your kitchen table painted white and with the fun salt paint projects the Beachy blue looks fresh and über cool.
xoxo,
Vera

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That salt wash is fabulous! I love the look it gave your table, stool and the cute sign. It instantly makes me think beach and sand and shells. Hmmm, what can I paint with it?!

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, you are one busy lady! I must try the Salt Wash! All of your projects look great...Happy Wednesday, Pam @'Everyday Living

Monica T. said...

Oh wow! Saltwash is so YOU!! Are you sure you didn't invent it? I actually think you could call the pillows you make Saltwash! xo

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I knew you were a good candidate for Saltwash! Love it with the Antibes.

Cindy McTigue said...

Love what you have done with these pieces and the sign, aren't you the clever one. I saw it on Pinterest and read about the Saltwash and it is PERFECT for you.

Cindy

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Carol, everything looks wonderful! And I have never heard of saltwash -- looking into it now!

simply bev said...

Looks like I need to explore Saltwash! Your projects are lovely!

Celestina Marie said...

Great painting process. Love the look!! Your photos are always amazing. xo

bj said...

well, of course, now I am searching hi and lo for a rusty round thing.....you do that to me. :)

Curtains in My Tree said...


Interesting about the saltwash
never heard of it

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I never heard of saltwash paint! It certainly adds an interesting texture to painted surfaces. Love the way you transformed the rust watering can bottom. You are the best upcycler that I know.

Katie Mansfield said...

How cute. I love what you did with the little rusty old piece.
Katie
Let's Add Sprinkles

Art @ Home said...

Very nice....I really like the salt wash look!

Kim said...

Sometimes, there's nothing like dirty hands to feed the soul. Very pretty!

Pondside said...

The sheer industry!! You are a dynamo. I like the salt wash effect with the colours you've chosen. Very pretty!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What fun projects you've done, Carol! I haven't heard of this salt wash, but would love to try it. You've done a fabulous job.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your projects look great!! I will have to check salt wash out.
~Cindy

Carla said...

Love the blue table. I've never tried Ann Sloan paint. I keep wanting to but then chicken out.