Well I'm never one to miss a good bandwagon although in this case I watched it go round the block a few times before I got aboard. I know ASCP has been around for quite some time but I had my first foray this Spring.
I purchased my first can of Country Grey in March and many, many items have been painted, aged, distressed and waxed ever since. I love it; it's so easy to use, no prepping, so easy to distress, the possibilities are endless! Nothing is safe!!
My first project was a little stool I purchased in Ikea, making it another Ikea hack I guess. Since we 'acquired' Aunt Rose's chair here I've wanted a small round table to go beside it to rest a cup of tea on. I've been keeping an eye out at markets, etc. ever since but to no avail.
Introducing the Svenerik adjustable stool! It was the perfect height and shape to use as a small side table.
After two coats of chalk paint and a little distressing to reveal some of the black along the edges, it looked like this...
...love the colour but a little uninteresting still!? I thought a stencil would do the trick.
However, failing to find a suitable stencil, I gave up and went to plan B - stamps!
Found these at Art & Hobby, cute right? They were the least kiddie type I could find! Don't adults use stencils and stamps in this country??
I found a tester of antique cream (emulsion!) paint in my arsenal (remember I only possess one tin of ASCP at this point!) and randomly stamped the table top.
Once the butterflies dried, I sanded them back a little, assembled and gave the whole thing a coat of Annie Sloan Soft Wax and voilà...
Still the best spot in the house for a cup of tea and some bird watching!!