Friday, July 15, 2011

The Continuation of a Story - Goodwill and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Hello World!  Happy Friday and best wishes for a pleasant weekend!  It has been crazy busy around here this week, but I did manage to finish the little table I snatched up at Goodwill.  It took some doing, but I think she turned out just fine.  Here is a peek at what she looks like after a bit of work.  


 Now, here is what she look like before, fresh from the store. 

Here is a pic during sanding.  The little ridge wouldn't budge.  My Dedicated Nephew, Justin tried to "chisel" it off as well.  That didn't work either.  So, she has several imperfections...oh well, don't we all?


The Dedicated Nephews, Justin ( in the cap), Gregory, and Grant!  It was Justin who was kind enough to chisel out another piece of wood adding to her character...lol. 


Now, a couple of pics after one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White was applied.

How do you like the stacks of video cassettes and paint cans surrounding the cat carrier?  Nice, huh?


    

Alrighty, here she is after the Annie Sloan clear wax and dark wax was applied.


Just look at those gams. 




Got a wee bit of a shine on her. 

Here she is after a shopping trip in my house.  This will not be her final resting place.  It was just the best place in the house to take pictures. 



 



This picture was taken so you could see the cool lamp.






I love, love, love her legs and all her imperfections and missing chunks of wood.  Who knew Annie Sloan Chalk Paint would boost Goodwill's sales.  I'm glad to contribute.  I like the little table even though there is a debate happening at The Dedicated House with the Dedicated Husband on her perfect placement. 

I hope you enjoyed the Continuation of a Story.  Have a good rest of your day, a wonderful weekend and remember to be kind to one another!


Toodles,
Kathryn

Sharing this at these lovely parties and Between Naps on the Porch,  Savvy Southern Style, and My Repurposed Life.  

46 comments:

  1. she is beautiful! I am ready to try this paint for sure now!! thanks

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  2. Thanks Yolanda for popping in for a visit! You should try the paint...it's super easy! Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Love the paint on your pretty treasure- it looks wonderful!! I host a decorating party on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime :)

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  4. That looks absolutely beautiful! You completely transformed it and gave it new life. :-) Thanks so much for your sweet comment on our blog and for becoming a new friend to us At the Picket Fence. We love meeting new folks in blogland and hope we will see lots more of you in the future!
    Vanessa
    P.S. We, like Courtney above, also host a linky party every weekend and would love to have you join in the fun!

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  5. It's gorgeous! As if there was ever any doubt ;-)

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  6. I love the work you are doing. (You know me and that my style is quite different, I would have probably kept it at the second coat of white because I like the "mod" look.) These projects and your stories are so much fun to follow.

    I respectfully request more photos of Dedicated Nephew Justin, preferably chiseling.

    Love Ya!

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  7. Jilly! You are too funny!! Justin will be most pleased when he reads this! Love ya back!

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  8. It looks fabulous! Love the way the wax aged it. Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  9. Cute table! Nice job revamping her.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  10. What a stunner she is! So you were able to cover her with just one coat of the chalk paint? I've not had such good luck with my pieces -- always have needed two coats.

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  11. It looks great! I've heard so many good things about chalk paint, but I haven't shelled out the dough to try it yet. I have just discovered wax though and I am loving it!

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  12. Beautiful lines on this table and beautiful finish! I'm a new follower.

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  13. Oh WOW! Your table came out great! And I think imperfections just add to the charm. LOVE the color and the character of this piece! Great job!

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  14. Yep you saved her alright! She turned out beautiful and I love your idea of standing her on pots so you could paint her legs.

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  15. Cute little piece! Looks fabulous

    Would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint Link Party!

    www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh, I thought I heard her say she wanted to come live with me. Didn't you hear that, too?! Beautiful work! ♥♫

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  17. Amber and Brad, I will definitely stop by the Chalk Paint Party! Thanks for popping in for a visit.

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  18. it turned out so beautifully! the finish is awesome! i love its sweet little shape, too. :)

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  19. BEAUTIFUL piece, beautifully re-done!

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  20. Kathryn, I love your table...you are right about those legs! Wonderful...I hope she found a resting spot you could agree on! I'm following you too!

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  21. Oh, beautiful! you put just the perfect amount of dark wax to bring out her character.
    K-Sue
    createdfgw@gmail.com
    www.createdforgoodworks.blogspot.com

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  22. I really like this piece and you did a great job with it. That's also a lovely photo of your family.

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    1. Aw, thanks Jean! As always, thanks for the visit! Toodles, Kathryn

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  23. Soooo pretty!
    You can hardly even tell where you did the repair! That was an AWESOME find.... and great re-do!

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  24. Love how you finished it.

    wonderful piece!!

    blessings
    barb

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  25. You did a fabulous job! I love the GW - I'm amazed at what other folks get tire of and don't want anymore - better for us crafters :) visiting thru Krafty Kat party

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  26. what a fantastic find! like wow!! Im super jealous! I looked great even just plain white!

    <3 Bethany
    (new follow!!)

    Come and check me out??
    thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

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  27. LOVE what you did to that table! Nice decor on top. Also, I love the idea of putting it up on the flower pots. That is cool. I will def. remember when I paint next time. Thank you.

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  28. such a charming little table, painted and aged to perfection.
    rita

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  29. What a great little table makeover! I recently did a makeover on a small table I found at the Goodwill. It was great fun! You did a fantastic job. I keep seeing this Chalk Paint in posts...I had never heard of it before. I need to find some of this! Stopping by via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
    http://www.the-finishing-touches.net

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  30. She's soooo pretty, imperfections and all. GREAT MAKEOVER
    Candy
    PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

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  31. beautiful job! the details on that piece are gorgeous!

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  32. You did a beautiful job with this table. I love it.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  33. Oh, this table has such good bones. The "imperfections" just makes it even more beautiful. It turned out just beautiful.
    You have given me courage to paint some things myself.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Chrissy

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  34. Wow. Love the new look! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

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  35. She is a beauty with such pretty curves and details! Thank you for sharing you creative project and family pictures at Potpourri Friday!

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  36. Gorgeous table! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!

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  37. What a lovely transformation. You did a great job in highlighting the details of the piece with the wax.

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  38. I adore that table--if I saw that at Goodwill I would have done a happy dance. Good job!

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  39. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and giving me your input. I am not sure about what you want me to share, my post now or when it is finished? Where and how do i do that?
    Thanks again,
    Chrissy
    http://rosesrhubarbandpearls.blogspot.com/2012/09/to-paint-or-not-to-paint.html#comment-form

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  40. Looks amazing! Just found you on a blog linkup, newest follower, love the blog!

    Jan @Door251

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  41. Super duper cute. Do come link it up with our party at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ We'd love to see it there!

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  42. She looks beautiful now!! Awesome makeover!

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  43. Adorable, and great transformation! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  44. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful too. I am such a chicken when it comes to painting furniture. It is truly an art. I am after a couple of accent tables right now which I'd love to paint in a coral tone. I am trying to gather some courage from your page. ;)

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  45. Beautiful lines on this table and beautiful finish! I'm a new follower.Internet based furniture company

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