Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan Project - Shutters

Earlier this week I shared with you my makeover of my dining hutch that I have in my kitchen ~ if you missed it click here! Change is fun, but finding the right accent colors for this room will be something I will have to play with.  I recently won a giveaway over at Dreamy Whites ~ I chose this gorgeous scale to bring into my home and it has become a focal piece for this room transformation.  What could be a better ‘muse’, right?
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So after some deliberation, I selected to use the accent color Duck Egg Blue in Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan for some shutters I recently found. 
After my experience of painting my kitchen hutch I figured these would need several coats of paint because of the raw wood – however just one coat sufficed! PERFECTLY!  The paint seemed to dry faster, and because I am an experienced ‘waxer’ of Annie Sloan Clear and Dark Wax ~ this job was so easy and fun for me ~ not scary at all! I did need to use one of the kids small paint brushes to get in the nooks and crannies of the shutters but it was totally mindless to do so. 
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Would you laugh that I got kinda sad when I saw this project coming to an end? I did, I really did…
I applied the clear wax to both shutters and carefully rubbed the clear wax with a cheesecloth.  I also, applied the dark wax so that I could achieve the rustic look I wanted.
Because I was only leaning these against the wall, I couldn’t wait to put it all together and snap some photos to share.
 
 
I shopped my own house to combine items I personally love. Aware that spring is coming, I wanted to bring the ‘garden’ into my dining space to enjoy.
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So here it is, the final transformation of the Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® dining hutch with the shutters! IMG_9870
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21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks fabulous and I love the shutters. Hugs, Marty

shannon i olson said...

so very beautiful! Such a lovely soft color, I haven't used that blue yet, only Provence.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

They look so pretty, love the color you chose!

One More Time Events said...

Love the color! Very Nice Would like to invite you to come share it at One More Time Eventshttp://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/02/valentine-round-up-and-party.html Tammy

September Violets said...

This is an amazing space! I love the look you got with the shutters - such a transformation from the "before" shot. wow! The whole hutch looks great. I wish I could shop in my own home and pull together such a great look ;) Wendy x

June said...

The shuttered turned out so beautifully. I love them!!!
The scale is such an awesome piece too.
hugs from here...

Ashley C. said...

They look SO great! You're a pro!

awal.ny said...

I love the color, a perfect shade of blue. Alaina

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love the shutters and thanks for sharing the name of the paint...I actually have been looking for this color. And, thanks for participating in Katies Favorite Things Blog Hop! Hope to see you every Thursday!

Heather - New House New Home said...

Duck Egg is always such a fun colour to use. Love these shutters. I didn't think that wall needed anything, but those shutters just make it perfect. Wow.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Tracy this is great!!!!! THanks so very much for sending me the info for the Annie Sloan paint....Looking forward to trying a little project myself!!!! Christine from Olympia! http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

Kodinsielu said...

Looks fabulous!!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Lovely color and beautifully painted.
Vera

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Just wonderful! I love how your newly painted hutch goes with the blue shutters! What great eye-catchers drawing attention to everything on the hutch, including your fabulous new scale! Love the spring touches too - very refreshing during this gloomy winter weather! Enjoy your spectacular new room! Hugs, Leena

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

O my goodness!! It looks amazing!! I love the shutters on either side, they are the perfect color to accent your other pieces. The trunk underneath is adorable and I love the watering can with the flowers. The shelves are beautiful. Are you loving the white now?? I LOVE it!!

~Shanon

Katherines Corner said...

Absolutely love this. The color is perfect the effect is beautiful, you did such a wonderful job. Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

Heaven's Walk said...

FABULOUS job, Tracy!!! Wow! It's just beautiful!!! The color is perfect with your new scale and you did an amazing job distressing and waxing it, girl! :) Love it!!!

xoxo laurie

Michele Reynolds said...

So many things I <3! Your cottage sign and shutters are my favorites:) Pinning

Debra Oliver said...

oh wow, I love that color blue, these are gorgeous, great job!!

Jann Olson said...

Love, love the shutters! I passed some up yesterday that were hinged together. Thinking I might need to go back and nab them.
hugs,
Jann

Pamela said...

They turned out perfect! Duck Egg is one of my favorite colors.