Aug 12, 2011

To get that rustic look on furniture!

Have you ever worked with chalk paint... (not chalkboard paint)
I've been wanting to try it on a piece of furniture!

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Miss Mustard Seed uses it brilliantly, I simply love her work... authentic! Have a look at some of her creations.



A few rounds of sanding after painting gives this beautiful effect. That awesome chalky finish.


And here's the work of Shaunna @The Perfectly Imperfect blog..
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And from another...
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Are chalk paints available in India, does any manufacturer sell them here? Have come across Annie Sloan's, but they aren't sold around here.

The alternative is to try dry brush painting to create the faux weathered texture, as in...

Anything for this rustic charm!! What say?

[Click on the pictures to visit their sources and for how-to's.]

27 comments:

  1. never tried...her work is indeed gorgeous.

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog Ambika. Glad to have found such a beautiful DIY blog of yours :)

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  3. That was me, from http://kirantarun.com/blog

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  4. Interesting never knew anything about this..!

    Chalk paint.. I love the whole rustic idea but wondering how it will fit in with the other furniture in anyone's house. I mean.. if it is one exclusive corner it could work. Curious to see what you will do with it. Waiting. :)

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  5. i'll sure want to try ...

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  6. Lovely work and these days I am looking at these distressed look :-)

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  7. Hmm...agree
    I really like the second one from last. Its so nice :)

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  8. Lovely effect, that chalk paint. Never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing:):)

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  9. why why dont we get it here. love what u have done too, though

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  10. very informative- nice

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  11. This is really good Ambika.. Do we get this here in India?? We'll try it out for our next project Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. Awesome pictures. Enjoyed the post.

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  13. Awesome pictures. Enjoyed the post.

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  14. I have been wanting to try the Annie Sloan chalks too but haven't yet. I love the look.

    Your blog is lovely!

    Nancy

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  15. Hi Ambika,
    Nice effect! Simple and beautiful!

    Thank for your opinion in my blog!

    :)

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  16. This is indeed nice.. The rustic look can sure make the piece of furniture stand out... Is this available in India ?? It would be interesting to try it out !!!

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  17. Very Nice post Ambika, also you have a stunning header!

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  18. Wow I love these - I have never even heard of chalk paint - off to google it right now!

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  19. oh such awesome inspirations.. lovely post!! :-)

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  20. The peacock blue dresser looks amazing. Miss Mustard Seed is very skilled in what she does. Great post!

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