Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's About Time

I've been wanting to paint this clock for quite some time

I finally found some time to paint it a few months ago. I chose to paint it black, but then didn't care for the way it was looking.

I sanded it down to the bare wood so I could start over. 

Lots of time passed before I was able to paint the clock again. This time I used Annie Sloan's chalk paint in "Old White."  After painting, I sanded it for a slightly distressed look.

I applied a coat of clear wax, and then brushed on a coat of the dark wax. I was kind of digging the look of the dark wax, so I applied quite a bit. It looked pretty cool from this angle...

From this angle... not so much. Sort of looks like my 2-year-old painted it.

The great thing about chalk paint is that it's really easy to experiment with. It dries in no time, so you can paint, sand and wax quickly.

I lightly sanded, applied another coat of "Old White" and clear wax. This time I blotted most of the dark wax off of the brush and then lightly applied it. It's a much more subtle look.

All I can say is... it's about time I finished this project!

I'd love to hear how you find or make the time to get your projects done :) 

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  1. I like the results. It looks terrific.
    As a painter, I cannot wait to get painting each day but, like others, some days are admin which also needs attending
    Thanks for telling about chalk paint
    Helen Tilston

  2. It's different, first clock I have seen chalk painted!~ How do I find time..I am like the energizer bunny some days, and other days..I have no desire. So basically I would say I can knock out a few projects in a day, and then rest for the next few days. Happy 4th!

  3. Love the clock! Love Annie Sloan chalk paint. if you have time, swing by my blog and read the one about Goodwill and Chalk Paint. I redid a little pedestal table I found at Goodwill. I have a list of projects like a mile wide. Don't know how I'll get them all done. But, it keeps me out of trouble. lol.

  4. The clock and the bench both look great!

  5. It turned out great! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week!