Sunday, October 23, 2011

Better Late Than Never

Saturday, I went to a place called The Pink House.


I had never been there before.  It is about a half hour from my house.  It is a cute vintage cottage filled with painted furniture, vintage china and more.

I had fun wandering through all of the rooms.

One of the owners, Sherry and I spent quite a while talking.  I went to the Pink House for a very special purpose.


Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.

I was very late jumping on this bandwagon.  I am probably the last person in blog land that paints furniture, to try Chalk Paint.  My reason for holding out, was the price PLUS shipping. 

So I waited and waited and waited until there was a Annie Sloan Stockist here. 

I bought Louis Blue and Old White.

With a little help from the Chalk Paint and these appliques...

I am going to turn this armoire.....

Into something like this one that I showed you a little while ago.  My inspiration....

I am starting it this week. 

What are your projects for this coming week? 
Welcome Home,
Penny


39 comments:

Pondside said...

Penny, it is going to be gorgeous! I am now officially the last person in Blogdom to try that paint! Can't wait to see your finished armoire.

Kelly said...

No, you're not the last person in Blogland to try chalk paint. You've got me beat! I haven't ever tried it and yet my very own sister has it on almost every piece of furniture in her house! Ha! I love your inspiration piece. Can't wait to see you transform your armoire into something like that. You're lucky to be able to find chalk paint in your area so you don't have to have it shipped!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Nope, I havn't tried it either. I can't wait to see your armoire all redone. I am sure it will be totally awesome. Hugs, Marty

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow Penny!! That cabinet of yours will makeover wonderfully! I love the chicken wire doors. What a pretty inspiration pic too. I can't wait to see it!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

OOOh, can't wait.
Sam

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Penny, I am working on an antique Queen Anne piece today and may use a French Blue paint on it. And nope....you are not the only person in blogland that hasn't tried chalk paint yet. I haven't! :) I saw your photo over on Savvy Southern's blog. How cool you two got to meet. xo Lynn

W. Latane Barton said...

I can't wait to see your finished armoire!! So, get started.hehe.

I've never heard of chalk paint but then I never paint anything so I guess that's the reason why.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Penny I can't wait to see your transformation I know it is going to be fabulous!! That inspiration piece is stunning!! Martina

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

PS- your going to love chalk paint!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW Penny that is going to look gorgeous. Love the colors you chose too. I just used regular paint today, and it is NOT the same as ole Annie. I just had a small project though and could not justify paying that much for a small project. I have done many large ones and the paint goes a long way, it is great and you will love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, I can't wait to see it.

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, how cute is that shop! I can;t wait to see this makeover.. take care, Maryann

Lisa said...

What a darling little shop! And, I can hardly wait to see the makeover!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That will be stunning, love those two colors, and I have the Old White.

It's not so much of a bandwagon, as a way of living better. No fumes, less chemicals, and destructive elements.

Enjoy, and have fun.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Have fun painting...I am sure it will be beautiful...me, I am packing to head your way!! 2 weeks in SC!

Jojo said...

Oh this is another expensive blogging adventure I left off my post but it is on my list! Your project is going to be gorgeous.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Wow Penny,

What a great week you are going to have working on that project...
Can't wait for the big reveal!

All the Best,
Christine

Vee said...

Oh I can hardly wait to hear your critique on chalk paint.

Adrienne said...

I'm in the group of bloggers who haven't tried this paint yet. Can't wait to see your gorgeous piece.
~Adrienne~

Anita said...

Hi Penny, thanks so much for stopping by!! We are in Balsam, between Sylva and Waynesville, and not very far from you! We were just in Hendersonville Thursday at Stepp apple orchard with a group of kindergartners. I will definitely be the last person using chalk paint! I tend to go the opposite direction and strip paint off. Can't wait to see your project, though. What a beautiful inspiration piece. Funny, when I was looking for an armoire on craigslist, I kept seeing pieces listed at "The Pink House" but have never been there, Looks like a fun shop!

Zuni said...

Thank you for visiting me and commenting on my table, Penny. I'm glad I came to your post...I can't wait to see the end result. I don't have the patience needed for painting, and envy those who do!

hundredsofideas said...

Penny, I have not used the ASCP either, because of the price. I just know your project will turn out wonderfully!

Beverly said...

I know it is going to be gorgeous. Now hurry up so you can share it with us.♥

And, you know the pink house caught my attention.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny,

You are always up to something wonderful. I can't wait to see what you do with your armoire. Happy painting.
Karen

Penny said...

So glad you found the paint! I have never been to that place. Happy painting.
Hugs,
Penny

Janet said...

I still haven't used mine ( graphite and emperors silk), but I will after the current project (??) is history.

I know, mysterious of me, right?

Sherri said...

Penny, what a lovely little shop! I was in Asheville Saturday but no time to visit. Next time I head up there I will let you know and maybe we could get together!!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Oh Penny, that sounds great. Can't wait to see your armoire when it's finished. Be sure and take lots of pictures to show us.

Hugs, Carol

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL - you and I are BOTH the last to try it out! Penny, knowing you, that armoire is going to be fabulous! I love how easy the paint is to work with. If you don't like a look, it sands off easily, too. Just layer and layer, sand and wax. I used clear paste wax for the final application. It turns the color a little, but not as much as the dark wax does, which I used sparingly.

Have fun!

xxoo
Becky

April said...

There is not a doubt in my mind that you're going to blow us all away with your newest project! Can't wait!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

No, dear friend. You are not the ONLY one that has held out on chalk paint. I have yet to try it...but..since I TRUST your judgement sooo much, :) I am hot on the trail to find some.
Hugs,
Mona

Donna said...

Penny, it's going to be fabulous! I can hardly wait to see it! Oh and by the way, I have never used chalk paint either.
The little pink house looks like a fun place to visit.

Hugs,
Donna

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Goodness!! This is going to be Fabulous!! I can't wait to see it!!

Lou Cinda

Canadian Chickadee said...

Penny, I was so intrigued by your post and by the Annie Sloan paints tht I decided to check them out on the web. I clicked on the list of locations selling them -- and lo and behold -- there's one right here in town, about three miles from my house!! I've been looking for paint to use on my kitchen cabinets, and it sounds as if this might be just the ticket. Thanks for sharing the information. Hugs, Carol

Grammy Goodwill said...

My daughter would love that pink house. I won some Annie Sloan chalk paint, but I couldn't figure out how to use it. Long story.

Jacqueline said...

No, no, no, you are not the last one! I haven't done it yet either! This will be wonderful. I can't wait to see it.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love shops that are in real homes. It gives a better idea of what can be done with real limitations and situations similar to the homes we actually live in. The armoire is going to be awesome! I'm trying to work on some fabric designs this week, wish me luck!

see you there! said...

I can imagine your glee when you found a supplier for the paint. Can't wait to see how you use it. The Pink House looks like a wonderful place to visit.

Darla

Nigel Block said...

The Pink House is fabulous!!! I love it. There must be something good about her paint. Thanks for sharing this post, i adore this much. Very inspiring.