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Monday, June 10, 2013

T.T. and Annie Sloan Paints part Two...

Hello All!

How are you all?
Well I hope : )

This is the third chair I found for my out door tea time project.
She is a sturdy little chair, 
and once again, when I sit on her, my feet touch the ground : )

She had an interesting design painted on the chair back.
Looks like it was a faux burled wood treatment.
I love her two little spindles.

And here on the side, the grain is a "combed" on treatment too.

The years have not been kind to her embellishments.

She has a strong tight cane seat in fine shape....that is good.
I had to decide if I wanted to paint the cane on this chair too.

Here I have begun with an old white Annie  Sloan Chalk Paint.
No sanding, I just wiped down the chair with a damp cloth first.
I put two coats on her, including her seat after all.

Here she is all pretty!
After this I very lightly sanded some areas. 
Then waxed her down.

It is so easy to do, I think I may have done too much. 
But I still love how she turned out.
She really looks old. 
(even if I didn't like my distressing, I could just brush on one more coat and try again)

I must say, this paint is a dream to use.
The finished surface is a pleasure to the touch.
And I have such confidence knowing I can just paint right over it if I don't like it.
So Cool! 
Thank you Annie Sloan for applying your creative genius
and and years of experience to work out this fabulous paint!

Here she is with her sisters....

Here you can see her distressed and waxed.
Quite a difference from her pristine state above.

I am delighted : )
Thank you all for your kind comments about my new venture in painting!

As far as tea cups for my garden tea, 
I think this would be a lovely cup for outdoor tea...

And this one too, a sweet little Limoges
She is light and paper thin.

So that is the update for how my garden tea area is shaping up.

It has been raining here for several days.
Tons of rain!
So my first garden tea has been delayed...
soon though : )

I love hearing back from many of you who are also going to post a garden tea on the 25th!
I am happy to hear many of your plans!

My Garden Tea
June 25th

Thank you very much for stopping by,
and for all your kind, funny, loving and supportive comments!

If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday just go and create a post with your tea cup in it, then come back here and link that specific post below with Linky Tools.
Martha and I would love to come and see your tea time.



Kathy said...

Hello Terri, Love your chairs - you've transformed them beautifully. I must say I am a a great fan of Annie Sloan Chalk paint - it works beautifully. I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How I wish I'd known about this paint a year ago. Hubby stripped and stained an antique chair that came from my great grandfather. It looks nice with the wood tone, but I'm loving these light colours you're painting yours Terri.
I plan to take part on the 25th and sure hope for a dry day soon to photograph everything.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Terri! Your chairs look lovely, you really did a great job. And I love the photos showing all the three together, you are very creative.
Thank your for hosting this great party every week, I was missing joining it these last weeks.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your chairs are looking GREAT!

I love you painted the cane on the latest one and think you disgtressed it perfectly. WELL DONE!

Can't wait for your garden tea party, Terri! HUGS!

Thanks for hosting.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Terri
Your chairs turned out so pretty, great job!


Bernideen said...

Your chairs are wonderful and isn't it nice to have them done! This is just lovely!

Acorn to Oak said...

It turned out so pretty...they all did. Your tea cups are really pretty too. I'm wanting more and more to try that paint but I just can't get myself to spend so much on such a little can...then, there's the wax. It sure sounds easy, fun, and looks so good though.

Ashley Calder said...

Fantastic chairs! Such lovely colours.

Felicity W said...

I am back Terri.
I am fine, I know it's difficult sometimes to walk through the dark.

Thanks for your comments.

I love the works you are doing to restore the chairs, you are giving them a new life.

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
I do love your Limoges teacups and chairs. I am getting ready for your Garden Tea. I can't wait!!
I do hope that the weather here cooperates. Lately we have been having a lot of unexpected rain. Thank you so much for hosting Teacup Tuesday.
It is such fun.
Take care,

johala said...

Hello Terri
Your chairs are much better like this, you gave them a second life!
I love the first old teacup you show, yes the're from Limoges in France. I've two coffeecups with the same flowers, coming from my grand-mother!
Hugs and kisses

Unknown said...

wow love your chairs so very talented the transformation is fantastic.
Chris x

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Oh Terri, I love those chairs, well done!
enJOY a sweet day,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

They look amazing!!! WOW!!!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Terri,
Lookin' good! Can't wait to see your outdoor tea party. I know it will be so lovely. Too bad we can't all swoop in together for cup and a chat.

Anonymous said...

Oh! I just love this! I need to give these chalk paints a try. I love the distressing part. Is there a particular grade of sandpaper you use in distressing? I finally have the time to give to my art and have a number of projects lined up. And - and Etsy shop in the works! Art and teatime make such splendid companions, don't you think?

sharon said...

That paint you are using looks like a creamy dream! I love how your chairs are turning out , and you are making me want to redecorate my house now! I can't wait for the party! Love the cups too, so pretty, you are THEE best at pretty!

Linda Kunsman said...

shall I send you my addy for the outdoor tea party invite ? :):) Love how you have given new life to your chairs! And how lucky to find a chair with the caning perfectly intact. We were given two (one from family) but hubby had to teach himself to recane both(we couldn't find anyone locally who does this). It took lots of hours but he really did a fab job.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

des couleurs pastels
j'aime beaucoup
beaucoup de travail , pour une belle
j'aime beaucoup
faire du neuf avec du vieux
c'est le principe même du Shabby
à bientôt

Cynthia said...

These chairs are beautiful, I like the different colors. The tea cups are also stunning!


Lirtea said...

Las sillas han quedado geniales.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
when I see your pretty chairs I am a bit envy. They turned out beautiful and I can imagine how nice they will look at a garden party. Even the shapes are really sweet. Is this chalk paint wipe-proof? Yur Limoges cups fit perfect with the colors and sweetness of the chairs. This colors remind me to the 50th furniture. My mothers kitchen had doors in that colos. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johanna

sophie said...

et de bien jolies tasses de jardin
je rentre du Midi de la France et le temps étant radieux : j'ai pris beaucoup de thé au jardin

K J D said...

They are all so pretty as is the china... you are doing such a good job!

Karen x

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Terri! Your chairs look so pretty all lined up like that. You did such a great job with them!
As always, your teacups are so lovely. You must have an awesome china cabinet! xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Terro - back again and so glad you visited American Duchess! Oh - her shoes are on MY wish list! Can't stop thinking about that chalk paint of yours - may need to grab a gallon this weekend!

Anonymous said...

BTW - what is the wax you use after you distress it?

Veronica Roth said...

Goodness Teri, you too? We've had only the slightest bit of sun here and there. I really am hoping for joining the out door fun on the 25th, and, with the hardwood floor being replaced over the next two weeks, it may very well be the only place for me to have tea! Love the Limoges cups. My mom has some spectacular Limoges. Might have to go over to her house and have tea there...lol. Have a lovely rest of the week and hugs to you. :)

The Charm of Home said...

Your chairs are beautiful! And such delicate tea cups. Thank you for hosting!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh, I love your chairs! They turned out beautifully. I didn't know you had a tea party. I will have to join you.

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Terri
Preciosas te han quedado las sillas, las tres de diferentes colores, la última me recuerda a las de mi abuela. Hermosas todas y la tacita especial como siempre.
Te felicito por tu trabajo.
Un beso grande.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
Your chairs are so pretty. I love them sporting their ice cream colours! I wish I could get some painting done but alas, my back won't let me. The pink Limoges teacup is darling as is the blue one. What a lovely tea party you are going to host on the 25th. Hope you're having a beautiful day.


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Cinderella Moments said...

The chairs all together look like a magazine photo! They look amazing. This chalk paint stuff seems to be magical. I need to try some out.
The garden tea party is shaping up to be quite the magical affair. I am just itching to see the final results.

Marianne C. said...

Terri, I must say that your chairs are adorable!! I really like them and together they create such a cheery, pleasant collection. What fun to sit in them and share tea and finger sandwiches and desserts. You are so blessed to be finding these remarkable chairs. And thanks for the Annie Sloan demo. I have another blogger friend who's been using Annie Sloan and she loves her paints.

Marianne xo

Haddock said...

I must say that the chair has been restored very well.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Be still my heart! I just love your adorable chairs! You must have some awesome antique places down your way too - and the colors you painted {swoon}...thanks for the inspiration Terri (and I owe you an email)...have a great weekend m'dear!

Createology said...

Terri Dear your sister chairs are lovely. I really adore the paint and fabric choices you have selected for your upcoming tea party. Beautiful teacups too. I feel such a calm when I read your posts. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Uniquely Ella said...

Hi Terri, I'm loving your chairs, they turned out beautiful. I so need to try the Annie Sloan paint. Thanks for hosting another great party.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Of course I am going to be there1

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

always luv the new discoveries here, Terri, and your chair is nothing less than sweet!
Do we get to pick our chair for the tea party? =) Hoping your weather clears so that lovely tent will survive!

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