Did you know that you can easily paint glass with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?
A few Sundays ago my daughter and I found this huge glass bottle/vase below at the markets. I loved the fleur de lis but not the paint job. It was actually worse than the photo suggests. The rusty red and turquoise mottled paint left me cold but I knew a little ASCP French Linen could make it beautiful.
A five minute paint job on the kitchen bench while Phil was making afternoon tea. A base coat of ASCP French Linen left it looking very two dimensional.
So once it was dry a few minutes later I gave it a wash with Pure White, letting the paint settle in the grooves before wiping off the excess.
Love it now. It looks like aged concrete, which is a look I really love.
Perfect for my sideboard and for near my concrete candle holder.
Before and after: which do you prefer?
Now to find some foliage for it. Besides furniture what have you used chalk paint for? It's so versatile!
You may notice the ampersand I have on my sideboard. A friend gave this particular one to me as a present about six months ago but I also have a similar one to giveaway now. I was recently approached by the American based home wares company Urban Chest to choose a product from their range and offer it as a giveaway on my blog. I thought you might like an ampersand of your own. All you need to is leave a comment below. Urban Chest have agreed to ship the Ampersand Symbol anywhere in the world so feel free to enter wherever you live. Check out Urban Chest's website for a great range of home wares and furniture as well as buying guides.