Chalk paint before and after – duck egg blue picture frame

Chalk paint before and after: painting a picture frame in duck egg blue

The picture frame before I painted it with chalk paint.

What the picture frame look like chalk painted in duck egg blue.

This picture frame is 8 x 10 size is actually made out of a plastic polymer material.

The chalk paint went on smoothly and beautifully.


Painting the picture frame with chalk paint. .

I only needed to use one coat of duck egg blue.

distressing chalk paint with a damp cloth.

I then distressed the frame with a damp cloth to bring some of the gold through.


Duck egg blue and gold painted frame.

This is what the frame looked like right before I clear waxed it.

Big blue chalk paint before putting on Clear wax.

My photoframe, completed and chalk painted, after clear waxing and buffing.

chalk painted picture frame.

Who’s Afraid of the Big Dark Wax? (The KEY to Antiquing Chalk Paint!)

Chalk painted and Antiqued Cherub angel.

I was!  I was afraid to use the dark wax on my pristinely chalk painted furniture!  But, now that I’ve used it a few times and have seen what it can do to make a chalk paint project come to life – I love it!  One of my favorite steps in repurposing a piece of furniture.

So you too can appreciate the magic, I will share some before dark wax and after dark waxing photos… Continue reading “Who’s Afraid of the Big Dark Wax? (The KEY to Antiquing Chalk Paint!)”

Chalk Paint Colors

Chalk Paint Color Chart.

There are currently 26 different colors of Annie Sloane chalk paint that come in 1 quart pots.  However, you can always mix your own unique colors as well.  This is especially easy to do by using Old White with any of the colors.  In this post I will focus on the original 24 chalk paint colors.  In a future post, coming soon, I will demonstrate how I did some custom chalk paint color mixing using 2 colors to make a 3rd unique delicate pink color for the project I was working on… Continue reading “Chalk Paint Colors”

Weathered Old Frame Refurbished with Chalk Paint

My frame finished and in all its glory!

This poor old wooden picture frame was just languishing in a pile of dusty, dirty, spider webbed old frames at an estate sale.  It called to me from near the bottom…”Michelle, Michelle, pick me up!”  I did, thought it might have potential, and, it did!!!  I refurbished the frame, complete with distressing and antiquing, I show photos of the process and outline the steps below… Continue reading “Weathered Old Frame Refurbished with Chalk Paint”