January 16, 2013

Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Finally last week my wait came to an end.  My favorite thrift store reopened after closing for the holidays and I could go on a  treasure hunt :)   I try to stop in at least once a month to see what comes in and usually it's not hard to find something.  I wasn't looking for a big project just something easy to start the New Year and get my hands covered in paint again.   

Here's what caught my eye; a pair of lamps and a wooden frame.  I love the shape of the lamps and the thickness of the wood frame.  I purchased a new shade of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue and thought I'd try it out on the lamps.  The frame received my go to shade of Annie Sloan Old Ochre and a light distressing.  Here are the before and afters.  

Solid Wood Frame
Painted with ASCP Old Ochre and lightly distressed

Lamps with metal base

One painted with ASCP Aubusson Blue
the other with an added coat of AS Dark Wax

Hope you're having a great day!   Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Some great finds here! Don't you just LOVE thrift store shopping? I'm a total addict! =D

  2. Yes, not knowing what you may come across is the fun part for me. Thanks so much for stopping by! Debbie

  3. Great finds! Getting in the mood to make some changes around the house - hope I can find some deals like you did. Love the lamps.

    PS. Would love to see pictures of your whole house!!

  4. Thanks, I'm sure you will come up with some great finds too. I'll get working on my "house tour" :)

  5. Fun finds. And I love Annie Sloan chalk paint.


    1. I just recently started using it and I'm hooked. Thanks for taking a look :)

  6. Coming over from Be Inspired. I love the shape of the lamps and WoW! they look great with their new coat of Aubusson blue!

    1. Hi, thanks for visiting. I'm looking for something else to paint using Aubusson Blue. It's becoming my new favorite shade!