Friday, October 11, 2013

Painting Glass Bottles with ASCP and a giveaway

painting with Lilyfield Life chalk paint
Did you know that you can easily paint glass with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?
painting 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.

painting glass with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
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.
painting glass with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Love it now. It looks like aged concrete, which is a look I really love.
painting glass with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
 
Perfect for my sideboard and for near my concrete candle holder.

 
 
Before and after: which do you prefer?
paint DIY tutorials by Lilyfield Life
 
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. 
Fiona xx

painting glass with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

32 comments:

  1. Oh I liked it before, lol! Not really, haha...it looks awesome now, I love that you left the textured buts there and used them to your advantage :)

    xx Karen

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    1. Argh bits not buts, unfortunate typo to make for someone with a Kiwi accent lol ;)

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  2. The fleur de lis is much more striking now that it has been revealed...and...and...and...I"d love that ampersand

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  3. love the bottle!! i painted some jars with it and love the look- i love the fleur de lis on this one!

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  4. Wow - chalk paint is so versatile - I love the old concrete look too! You must have a lot of fun experimenting with ASCP! Oh, and I'd love an ampersand!!!

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  5. Your Fleur de lis turned out beautifully! I would love to win the ampersand. Maybe I'll get brave and try the same technique.

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  6. I am in Malaysia and we do not have ASCP or any of those wonderful supplies here. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying it cos I want to have fun like you obviously did ha! Keep it coming please :)

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  7. Love your repainted vase...sooo much more than the original color! Would love the ampersand as well! :)

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  8. Love the after, looks gorgeous. I just painted a tin box for my daughter yesterday, It came up beautifully.

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  9. I love the concrete look too - much nicer than the original! You certainly make me look at things differently by showing the potential of items we may overlook - now just to find an ASCP supplier in Tassie! Would love to go in the draw for the Ampersand too!

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    1. Hi there,
      Not sure if you know but this is the address to find the suppliers in Australia: www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/Australasia_Stockists.html
      I live in Victoria and there is no distributor here either - for some reason. I bought my ASCP via the internet from Grace's Goodies who gave great service. Now I just have to get brave enough to try it out ;-).
      Cheers
      Karen

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  10. Of course your makeover is better!!! Love all your work Fiona. The Ampersand is a lovely giveaway.

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  11. I've just ordered some French Linen paint, now what can I paint I say has the dog looks at me and sidles away!!!

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  12. Hi Fiona, another great transformation!!!

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  13. have heard so much about chalk paint but don't see it on the shelves in Oz. I realize you can mix your own bur never tried it. The glass bottle looks great! I've painted glass using the lazy 'pour paint in the bottle, swirl around, pour out and let dry' - only works for clear glass though.

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  14. After is definitely better! I love how it looks like concrete and the whitewash was the perfect finishing touch. I have lots of old coloured vases that are not my taste anymore (hiding in a cupboard) I may have to paint them to bring them into the year 2013! Would love an ampersand!

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  15. I much prefer the after! I have painted an old brassy jug that belonged to my mother in law, it now is on show and not hidden away due to ugliness!!!

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  16. The bottle does look better painted. It just fits in lovely now. You do lovely stuff.
    And that ampersand would go perfectly in my house!

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  17. Looks great Fiona! The after is SO much better :) And I love that ampersand too!

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  18. The bottle looks fab now...I have never used chalk paint but after seeing what you have done to that ugly duckling you inspire me to try. Thank you for making me look at objects differently and also for the opportunity to win the ampersand.

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  19. Love the after! Have an old tin bucket that is getting a French Linen makeover tomorrow... Love the ampersand - makes me think of ... And what's next?

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  20. Looks great, Fiona! Yes, Chalk paint is so versatile. love this look. I've painted lamp shades, fabric, ceramic/terracotta pots.

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  21. I love the ampersand, yours looks fabulous. I also love your blog, I would love to have you over for tea and a chat about painting. Let me know when you are in Brisbane!. Lara

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  22. Love the vase makeover, but then I love all your work. Love the Ampersand, I was looking at a white one in Terrigal the other day.

    Roxanne Salt

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  23. Love the after look, it would fit perfectly with my greenroom furniture.

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  24. I love the look of the combination of the two ASCP. Keep the great ideas coming!

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  25. Your creativity continues to inspire me to look outside the square and TRY things! PS Love, Love, Love the Ampersand! x

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  26. love the idea of painting bottles-- will be trying that soon!!

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  27. The jar looks great now! I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on some real chalk paint soon.

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  28. Awe and envy from over here in WA, beautiful work Fiona! :)

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  29. I'm torn!... The painted bottle is good but I love the copper and rusty brown colours in the original too!

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  30. Love that Ampersand .. because after all.. life is all about Ampersands, Fiona.. stunning stylist decor delights you bring joy!

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