Friday, October 26, 2012


I am forever moving furniture around and changing things up.

My fall break has consisted of projects I have wanted to get to for weeks.

First thing Monday morning I painted this bench.

When I bought this cabinet,

I moved the red bench from the hallway and replaced it with the cabinet.

I put the red bench in our spare room, but a red bench next to a red sofa was overkill.

I was going to paint it yellow, but I like how this bench in our living room turned out after a neighbor suggested adding a yellow stripe.

My goal was to paint the bench yellow with red stripes, but after painting the yellow over the red on the top, I knew that wasn't the look I wanted.

Steve likes it, but I knew I wouldn't be happy.

I remembered seeing a wonderful green chair on someone's blog.

The color was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antibes Green.

Yesterday, I painted the bench green.

Today I sanded it and was actually happy that I had both red and yellow on the bench because both colors show through after sanding.

I have never used the ASCP wax and I love the way the wax makes the color pop.

And, I like the way the green table picks up the green from Steve's baseball paintings.

The green bench may be done, but the results are causing me more work.

I painted this table last summer taking it from red to blue, but I didn't have the wax.

Tomorrow I am going to sand it a little bit more and add the wax.

And, I now realize what is wrong with this white cabinet I painted in ASCP Old White.

I finally understand when I read blogs where people have painted furniture several different colors to get the desired look.

I am going to repaint the cabinet with yellow and then blue paint - maybe even a little red.

I don't have any green left.

Then I will paint it white again and sand it down for the other colors to show through.

My break is nearly over and I have a Saturday field trip next week, so it will have to wait for the Veteran's Day weekend.

I can't wait to see the results.


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  1. Love the green bench. I am one of the guilty ones of painting a piece more than once. It is great for the layers showing through.

    1. I read a blog earlier this week about a woman who painted the same chair 3 different colors in a day. Now I get it. I am so excited about painting my white cabinet different colors and then going back to white.

  2. I love the green bench! looks wonderful in there. I also love the floor in that room. Do you keep it bare all winter?
    we cover ours up with rugs....
    otherwise I get cold feet!

    have a great fall break wrap-up!Pat

  3. Hi Carol - jut discovered your blog and love your style. I'm playing around with ASCP a lot lately too and love the what the wax will do to a piece. Have you taken a class yet? You can learn so much at a Boot Camp. The best trick I learned was to wax first and then distress - the wax helps the paint adhere and you get a smoother finish (plus less dust).

  4. Wow, you almost lost me there....but, I think I caught up! Can't wait to see your white cabinet...or is that going to be blue? Just kidding, sounds like your having fun! Enjoy your time off!

  5. Love that AS green, I would love to paint a cabinet or sideboard in it, and I love how the red and yellow shows through - lovely job Carol.

  6. Love the areas you sanded through to let the other colours peek out. I love ASCP.

  7. I love how it turned out and can't wait for this weekend for 2 small projects. I want to do the same things with multiple layers.

    Thanks for dropping by.