Sunday, October 6, 2013

Shades of Grey

I went nuts this weekend with the paintbrush.  If it was in my way - it was painted grey!
Here, I painted a little wooden box and a tin box with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, then taped off some stripes to paint white.  The bottles, I painted first with black gesso, then a coat of white acrylic on top.  After it was dry, I distressed them with sandpaper.  I used some stencils to pencil on the numbers, then painted them with black acrylic.  "52" is the age that I decided to make a change in my life.  That's when I started my blog and decided to pursue a more creative path.

The box in the forefront, was a Runite wine box that belonged to my Step-Grandmother.  My original thought was to paint it grey and put a French topography graphic on the top, similar to the other grey box that I did.  But, now I'm thinking about painting the top with the Union Jack flag.  The frames are going to be distressed and waxed, then I'll make them into chalkboards.

This little shelf was also from my Step-Grandmother.  Originally pink, I chalk-painted it and I think I'm going to paint a word on it.  I'm not sure what word, but a word.  Then I'll distress it.

On this one, I tried to make an antique-looking mirror out of glass.  First I painted and distressed the frame (you can't really see the details of the distressing on the frame because the photo is so crappy), then I sprayed the glass with half water and half vinegar.  I sprayed a light coat of Looking Glass paint.  After it dried, I did the water/vinegar and Looking Glass paint again.  I'm not happy with the outcome.  The process worked, but it just seems a little cloudy.  I'm going to try this again tomorrow.

The, above, is just a bunch of miscellaneous stuff that's in the line-up for re-doing in some way.

So, that was my weekend.


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