Hi bloggy friends!
It's been a while (ahem....two months). Hope you're all doing well and had a fabulous summer! I know we did. We spent lots of time in the pool escaping the roasting hot days, and most evenings we were at one baseball diamond or another with our two boys. Great fun to be outside on warm summer evenings watching our kids do what makes them happy :)
I decided once the kids were back in school I would tackle one or two of the hundreds of projects I have to work on around here. And in that time, I also visited Kathie Jordan Design in New Hamburg, Ontario....the closest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stockist to me. I've wanted to try some ASCP for a long time, but it just hasn't been that easy to find in Ontario until recently.
I was also recently given some Scotch Blue Painter's Tape to try and since I was fully stocked up with paint, decided to get started!
I chose a small project for my first try with this paint. All the tutorials I had read make it seem like a pretty easy paint to use...and so forgiving that you can fix any mistakes easily. I don't know what I was so worried about. Anyway, this end table was my grandmother's and I have moved it from house to house, never knowing quite where it fit or what to do with it:
The table top is a removable glass tray so my first step was to tape off the glass. I'll admit I've never been a big fan of painter's tape. I have had problems with it staying in place, with paint seeping under the edges and I've always just found it easier to do without. But this Scotch Blue tape may have changed my mind. It's flexible in a way many other tapes are not which was perfect for this project because the tape had to make it around the bends of the glass on the table corners. And it stayed right where I put it!
I was pretty impressed by how well it bent around those edges, and more than that, stayed there until I removed it.
The photo above is after two coats: first Duck Egg Blue and Paris Grey over the top. No priming step is required with this paint which makes it fabulous already in my book! The paint dries super quickly so I removed the tape and got to work on the rest of the table. I decided to keep the table top Duck Egg Blue so that's the colour that shows through under the glass.
And here's the table painted...ready for waxing. I have to say, using the Scotch Blue tape worked like a charm. No paint bled underneath it and the glass looked perfectly clean after I removed the tape. No cleanup required. I think I'm a convert*. The photo above makes the grey look a lot whiter than it really is. Sorry about that. I'll post some more photos soon.after I finish the waxing step.
More projects to come! I'm even going to finish my staircase railing project that I started (and never finished) almost an entire year ago - yikes.
* Disclaimer: I was given the tape to try but it was completely up to me what to say about it. My opinions on the tape are my own, and I'm impressed!