Monday, April 16, 2012

An Old Box meets Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I enjoyed my little blog break and the fun family time we had while the kids were home, but reality sets in and now I have to get the kiddos back on schedule from having the last two weeks off! My two oldest were going to bed way to late and quickly got used to sleeping in. My youngest was even sleeping till around 9:30am! 
Now onto my latest little project....
 I've had this little box for ages, but it's been living in my storage room for sometime now. The other day I was getting some things together to bring to the consignment shop and this little box was in the pile to go. The light bulb in my head went off and I knew with a little paint I could make this little box look old and worn and so purdy!

 I am so glad I decided to keep her.
 I used AS Old Ochre on the whole box then added Coco to the outer edge on top and the little bit of trim on the bottom. Waxed, sanded, done!
 Love all the layers coming thru and the crackly looking finish it has now.
 Ha... my youngest found a new home for her Littlest Pet Shops! I love the power of paint! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!
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58 comments:

d e l i g h t said...

I love the way the box turned out and with the little bit of red showing through. So pretty!

Anne said...

Nice job Martina! That's so funny, I just finished making over two very similar boxes. Great minds...

Have a wonderful Sunday,
xox

Pamela said...

Martina I love how it turned out as well! All the crackle its perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a cute little box and perfect for a makeover, Martina! Love the new look!

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks so pretty Martina. Great addition to the table too.

Jo's This and That said...

Love the box,great post! Joann

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Martina, I love the newly painted box! It looks perfect sitting in it's new spot.

Vintage Gal said...

Love what you did with that little box. Just perfect and if your little one keeps those tiney pieces inside and off the floor ~ even better. They hurt when you step on them. I know ;-)

Linda said...

Wow Martina, love the transformation.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Martina, I think they ought to rename that paint "Wonder Paint"! Honestly. What a difference it makes - love it! Linda

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love that crackly finish!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, I love it and love how the crackling shows up. I want to try the Annie Sloan crackle soon.

Anne said...

Martina,
Love how your sweet little box turned out.I sometimes have second thoughts on my donate piles too.Glad you had a fun break.
Anne

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice, Martina. Great color choice. Glad you decided to keep it. I did something similar to a florentine piece.

Leslie's Garden said...

I love the "new" little box with the distressed paint. You did a great job of turning something pretty ordinary into something fabulous!

chateau chic said...

Hi Martina, Your box turned out so good. I like how the red peeks through the paint. I always have a soft spot for boxes.
Mary Alice

Kelly said...

What a pretty transformation on that box. That was a good idea to rescue it from the pile and remake it for yourself!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so pretty, Martina! I looks like an antique. I love the crackle effect! Great job!

XO,
Jane

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I agree the box is a keeper and you made it so old looking with your paint technique. The crackle finish really sets it off.

Cindy said...

Your tiny box is simply delightful in it's new coat of ASC paint!
Hugs, Cindy

janet said...

What a lovely transformation!!! This would make Annie herself smile I'm sure.
Do you mind if I share on our private Annie Sloan Stockist Facebook page?

Your friend
Janet
The Empty Nest

Deserae said...

So pretty! Love the crackled paint :o)
~Des

Judy said...

I love the box. Great use of AS paint. My kids go back to school tomorrow too. My daughter went to a sleepover party last night...apparently they didn't go to sleep until 6:30am and slept until 11am when I picked her up (she is only 11). She was a mess for the entire day and went to bed at 7:30!! Hopefully she will be back to normal tomorrow.

Babs said...

I love the way the box turned out. You did a wonderful job painting and distressing it. It's a keeper for sure now.
Hugs,
Babs

bj said...

I am IN LUV

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! The box looks amazing Martina! The new finish is perfect and looks great on your table!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Lovely transformation. I'm glad you enjoyed your break. I think we all need one now and again to get re-energised! x Sharon

Gail said...

Hi Martina, what an AMAZING transformation. I LOVE the crackled finish!!

wydevendesigns.com said...

A very sweet box, Martina! Coco is my next paint color purchase.

Gerrie

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Great idea, and the box looks perfect now! What did we do before chalk paint? :)

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

Another fellow mom whose daughter loves to put her LPS in little containers,

Laura
cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot.com

Bliss said...

Oh yeah, that is a better, better after!

~Bliss~

Sherry said...

That turned out beautiful Martina! Love how it looks.
Sherry

Karena said...

Martina there is nothing I love more than to see ASCP projects. Your box turned out beautifully!! Love the colors!

I have a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings if you would like to enter!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

This is adorable! You did a great job. I love that it still has that worn and weathered but well loved look. So cute!

xinex said...

It's really very pretty. I love it Martina!...Christine

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

Wow! I love the transformation. It's such a wonderful looking box.

Dee

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Martina,
Thank you so much for visiting me, its a pleasure meeting you! I have enjoyed reading many of your posts today. Your little box turned out so great! I really love the red coming through. I think it was a brilliant idea! I have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Atticmag said...

That's a charming box and really works perfectly where you've placed it. Sounds like you have a stash of AS to layer on two colors. It's very inspiring to me. Also, thanks for stopping by to see Celeste's kitchen. BNOP makes such good introductions. Jane

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Martina! You captured to perfect patina and it shows off the details so wonderfully! :-)
Vanessa

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Wow, Martina, it looked okay before, but now it looks so very expensive and like something that would look great in my house!!

Pam said...

That box is great. Love the cracklyness of the paint.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your box redo! It looks so pretty now. Paint is powerful!

Ann said...

Love the way your box turned out. It has so much character.

Natasha in Oz said...

The box is wonderful and I love the vignette on your table. Everything looks gorgeous!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Tisha said...

Fun little transformation! Don't you just love paint?! Thanks for linking up.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Martina, this box is gorgeous. I love the crackle finish! Wonderful!

Brooke Larsen said...

I am in love

Jordan@the2seasons said...

That is a good after. What a cute little box and this was a good way to give it an update.

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! You're just so good! The little box turned out wonderfully.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, That box is very pretty! I also love that whole area... beautiful decorating!
Yvonne

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love this Martina....the red peeking through and the crackle is perfect!

And I really REALLY want your sofa!
Just sayin'

Lou Cinda ")

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Kim said...

So glad you decided to keep it Martina. It looks lovely now. Btw, my teenager slept until 3:30 during Spring Break! LOL!

Heather said...

I have a little box that I've been trying to decide what to do with next. Yours turned out great!

Art and Sand said...

I love your little box. I have got to find a ASCP dealer near me and get painting.

~ Tami said...

Oh goodness, that turned out so cute! I would love to invite you to link up at our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! Such a pretty transformation, I have got to get my hands on some ASCP!
http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/04/friday-block-party-2.html
Thanks, Tami @ Curb Alert!

Tonya said...

Great idea, and the box looks perfect now! What did we do before chalk paint? :)

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