Today's Reimagined Monday is short and sweet but OH SO FABULOUS!
Just when we thought there couldn`t be a single thing left to make us love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) any more than we already do, along comes...
Painting on Fabric
Yes, it`s true. You can paint on fabric with ASCP so all those great colours we know and love can coordinate in our rooms with the furniture and decor we`ve already reimagined or aspire to create.
The following are examples of two very different looks with one great paint...
Amber and Brad of Shades of Amber stenciled onto dropcloth pillows:
"We reupholstered the bench cushions using a large drop cloth and made pillows out of burlap and the leftover drop cloth material."
"To add interest and to help break up the monochromatic theme, we Chalk Painted the pillows using various stencil designs. We used French Linen, CoCo and Graphite on the pillows. Yes, you can use Chalk Paint on fabric! Because the paint is so highly pigmented, it just fades ever so slightly each time you wash it. This fading only adds to the beauty of the look."
"For an even softer tone on tone look, we used Old White on this pillow below."
And Teresa Decker loved this headboard, but not the dusty rose tufting:
Her answer? Paint the silk with ASCP in Old White, then finish with clear wax:
"To answer some questions..yes, i did water down the paint a bit, then hand brushed it with a small brush moving in the direction of the pleating. it took two coats, but not that much paint. I then applied soft wax with a soft cloth getting into those pleats. It is soft to the touch, it does not crack or flake if you push into it. As far as how it will hold up...only time will tell, but it feels quite durable and shows no signs of cracking. I think a coat of clear wax now and again will keep it supple. thank you again for all of the complements, and mostly, thank YOU Annie! I am quite flattered that you responded and liked what I did with your magical paint! :-)"
How could anyone, including Annie Sloan, not love a result like this:
I`m already "shopping" the studio for fabric to try this on. Or I may just skip out to pick up a dropcloth to stencil!
|Thank you to GraphicsFairy for this image.|
Here is how to share your reimagined paint project at On the Apple Box:
Send us a description of how you used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to get from your vision to the reimagined piece, before and after pictures, pictures of your project in progress or a couple of it in its finished state, and you may be highlighted on our blog!