Sunday, June 19, 2011

Susan's Chalk Paint Projects

All the girls here at Elizabeth & Co. are experimenting with chalk paint. Today I'm sharing Susan's first projects. She started with a very nicely detailed cabinet and some Old White and Louis Blue paint. And what a beautiful result!





Susan hates prep work, so the chalk paint is a big hit with her.






































She also likes the way the chalk paint distresses so easily.


































After painting, Susan used her trusty Minwax clear wax for a smooth finish.























I think this little tag says it all! And no, this sweet little cabinet is not $510. That's just Susan's inventory number.












Sooooo pretty!!!






















And while she had the paint out, Susan used Old White on this table.


























And Louis Blue on this one.












Great job Susan! Thanks so much for sharing.

























And one last reminder. You still have a few more days to enter our first birthday giveaway. You could win a personalized sign custom made just for you by the talented Andrea at Signs by Andrea and some cupcake goodies from the girls here at Elizabeth & Co. You can enter and check out all the details right here. Seven winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 21st, the first day of summer!


37 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the little cabinet is so pretty, but i actually really love the second piece- that rectangular pedestal table! it looks so sweet!

Allison@FabRehab said...

That is STUNNING!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The cabinet turned out gorgeous. I love the two colors. The other two are beautiful also. Hugs, Marty

Tote said...

It is beautiful! All three pieces look great. I know I am going to spend the money to try this paint. I really didn't want to, but everyone raves about it.

Susan

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

They both look beautiful! Great job. :)

Crystal

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

The cabinet is breathtaking! I love all the other pieces, too!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The little blue chest is just perfect. I'd love to do something like that to 2 corner cabinets I have but my husband nearly died when I told him I wanted to paint them. I may have to do it when he's out of town! Thanks for sharing...

A Vintage Green said...

Thanks for sharing more on chalk paint - the finish with the wax looks so good. Each piece of furniture - excellent.
- Joy

poindextr said...

really nice results on these pieces. Y'all are making me give this some serious consideration! I appreciate the candid feedback on this product :) Diane at home sweet homemade

kathie said...

Love the chalk paint projects :) That blue/white combo is breathtaking. She did a beautiful job on it!

lisaroyhandbags said...

How pretty! I just love the blue/white combination :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love both pieces! What was used to apply the Minwax . . . brush? I just got my first can of chalk paint and am getting ready to paint a small table I have. Love the details on both of these pieces!!

Jilly said...

Well, The work of cabinet is very excellent. Handles and stand curves are very simple and stylish. Combination of blue and white is wonderful.
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Terry said...

All beauty's in my book!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness, that blue and white cabinet is absolutely darling! It's painted so perfectly. I gotta find me one of those chalkpaint everyone's talking about.

Stopping by from Mod Mix Monday.
-Marie

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

They both look so beautiful! You have done a great job! Stunning space you got here. Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sanghamitra.

Screaming Sardine said...

I'm starting to want to try chalk paint. I love the color on this. You did a great job with it.

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love blue and white together and simple adore this piece with the colors and all the details! I'm sure it will sell very quickly!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pieces at my NTT party and for posting my new party button:)

Blessings,
Linda

MaryAnn said...

I've never heard of chalk paint. I've heard of milk paint but not chalk paint. I have to check it out. The results are beautiful.
MaryAnn

Susan said...

What beautiful transformations. Chalk paint seems to be the craze in blog land these days!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

You girls have done it again. The pieces look lovely I like them all. Bravo to chalk paint "All Aboard the Chalk Paint Express."

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow and WOW! Love the paint choices!
Blessings!!

Jenn said...

I love the blue! I wish I could get my hands on some of that chalk paint! No where to be found around here. Thanks for sharing!

Chrissie said...

I love the two toned cabinet!Both pieces are gorgeous!

5935d9de-925d-11e0-a205-000f20980440 said...

everything looks so great! I need to try this chalk paint out. This post would be a fabulous addition to my blog party. I would love it if you stopped by and joined in!!
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Deanna @ Sentimental Redo said...

I LOVE that cabinet! Those are my fav chalk paint colors. I really need to try this stuff!

Megan said...

I really love the 2 colors together! I just bought some chalk paint and I'm dying to try it out!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

So so so chic! I love it. I would love to see this linked up to our weekly Throwback Thursday party.
www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I definitely need to find a use for chalk paint - and fast! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pieces! Just lovely!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great use of the Chalk Paint! The little blue cabinet is darling! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Analog Girl said...

I love those colors! Thank you for sharing these chalk paint furniture makeovers. I really want to get some of this stuff!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh wow! So gorgeous.

:-)

Mindie Hilton said...

I would love to see this at my party.

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
come strut your stuff

Angela said...

That looks like Jasper ware, so pretty!
Hugs,
Angela.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love these paint projects. The cabinet turned out so nice. And the table too. Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What absolutely adorable DIY projects! Well done.

I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday!