I wouldn't blame you a bit.
It seems that my list of things I GOTTA do has really taken over the list of things I WANNA do.
But today the gotta dos are taking a back seat. I just can't take another BLOGLESS day.
I just did something for the very first time. Something to this unsuspecting coffee table.
Ya see, I've actually taken a big step. I finally joined the ASCP club. That's right.
For the first few months I followed bloggers this acronym kept showing up everywhere.
What could it mean?
Could it be..."amazing super crafty potion"???
No, silly me, someone finally filled me in that is stands for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP).
I might be the very last person in blogland to discover the wonders of this amazing paint.
Oh I have been longing to say these words.
It sounds so cool when other bloggers casually say this.
"So I pulled out the ASCP in Paris Grey and did one coat on the bottom of my coffee table."
Oh that was fun....
"Then I did one coat of clear wax, a heavy coat of dark wax, and wiped it off with another coat of the clear wax"
Wow, you would almost think I knew what I was doing the way I said that.
Not bad for a beginner.
I really love the new, old look of my table but I wasn't about to stop there.
I decided to add some numbering to the tabletop.
After printing out my numbers I wasn't really sure how to transfer it to the tabletop. I went upstairs to my sewing room and there was the answer staring me in the face, Dressmaker's Tracing Paper.
I chose a light color of paper so it would show up on the dark wood. I simply taped the numbering to the tracing paper and then to the table. Then I traced around the numbers with a ball point pen being careful not to make indentations.
It was faint but clear enough that I could paint in the lines with.....
.......you guessed it,
ASCP in Paris Grey.
It was a little lumpy, bumpy after I painted it but then I went over the numbers with a very fine sand paper.
I sanded just enough to knock off the hard edges.
Then the tabletop was treated to a coat of the dark wax and finished off with a coat of the clear wax.
The coffee table is the new hero in my living room. But every hero has a trusty side kick and I decided to give my lamp table the same treatment.
Although minus the numbering. It seems the side kick always gets the short end of the deal.
And there you have it.
My induction into the ASCP fan club!
Hope you are painting the day away,
PS: Hey I just noticed that this makes post number 100! but who's counting???
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