Fade to Black

This past week I tackled painting my back door to the patio and the pantry door.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  I have used ASCP for several years now.  You can learn more about it in the link, but if I had to summarize why I like it — it’s very forgiving, you don’t have to prime your furniture, and you can easily layer several colors to get new looks.  I mentioned in the previous post I did this for a client and it inspired me to do the same thing to my doors.

My backdoor had a valance on it from the previous owner.   I took it down, filled in the holes and

painted it. Then put a coat of ASCP clear wax on it.  This gives it a nice satin sheen and protects the
finish.  Here’s the before photo:

And here is Wilson modeling the after photo…

 Here’s the pantry door.  I remembered as I was putting on the paint to take a quick before pic.

And here is the after.  The finish of the paint on the doors is different so this door was more antiqued looking which was the look I was after for the pantry.

 
I also worked on a little wreath project for the pantry door.  I purchased a Smith & Hawken mini wreath from Target and rolls of burlap from Hobby Lobby.

I layered the three different types of burlap to make the part to hang from the top of the door.  Then used the chevron and regular smaller width of the burlap to make a loop around the wreath to finish it.   I dug around in my jewelry box and found a pin that belonged to Mr. Bee’s mother and pinned it on the ribbon.
 
It was a fun project to work on.  My next projects with ASCP will be an orange table and paint my stair railing graphite.  Hope your Saturday was super!

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