Friday, March 16, 2012

One of My Favorite Colors

Ever since I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in 'Primer Red', I have had to fight the urge to paint almost everything this color.  I love red ... but it has to be the RIGHT red ... and 'Primer Red' with dark wax is perfect!

My most recent 'victim' of my love affair with 'Primer Red' is this once-dated, tired gilded gesso frame.  Its size and style instantly suggested that it would make a fantastic chalkboard.  I applied two coats of ASCP, carefully wiping the paint off the inner detail of the frame to expose some of the original gold.  After the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the edges and applied clear and dark waxes.

This frame is really big!  The chalkboard surface is 24" x 48", and I installed the hardware so it can be hung either horizontally or vertically. It's sitting in my shop now ... waiting for its next owner. Is that you?


  1. Very cool, and I love the color. I'm sure it won't last long!

    Kat :)

  2. Ooo very nice! I love that you turned it into a chalkboard too.

    Question...I have only just heard of this Anne Sloan paint. Will it adhere to any type of poly coat or do you have to scrape that off first before applying that paint? I have been using B-I-N which has a shellac base that will bond to any surface so you don't have to sand. What makes this chalk paint so good compared to other paint? Just curious.

  3. Love that red! Love the chalkboard! It will find a new home soon I'm sure!
    hugs, Linda

  4. That is huge! My youngest granddaughter would have a field day. The chalkboard I have here isn't nearly that nice, even though she uses it ALL.THE.TIME.

  5. LUV, Connie! Such a warm, rustic red! I have a huge frame like that which is on it's way to becoming a blackboard, too! :)

    xoxo laurie

  6. Hello Connie,

    I love big chunky framed chalkboards! Beautiful job.

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest


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