Sunday, June 5, 2011

Market Monday Why I love to use chalk paint and GIVEAWAYS GALORE!!!

Still time for three quart
 Annie Sloan chalk paint
You have until Monday June 20th to enter.
 and even more ways to win below.
before -- cool door with original paint

What will I be?
Now I love signs and they are the bread and butter of my shops. So...
I was inspired by Pottery Barn sign "Guest Cottage" but wanted a larger appeal.
Linda at
 had this great idea.  I also happened to get the door there.

before sanding down the lettering
I hand letter and figure out spacing the old fashioned way on this type of large scale signage. I use know so many inches divided by # of letters.  I usually chalk or use a watercolor pencil to write it out.
sanded and waxed

shows off the patina
Waa Laaa!

All ready to hang

Now why I love Annie's Chalk Paint?
- It covers anything, no priming or sanding needed,
  with rich texture as it is a "meatier" paint
- You can thin for a using this over
  other colors
- Many colors options and you can create your own
  shades as well by mixing colors
- It distresses or sands like a charm...
  easy and smooth and you can wax first
  to cut down on dust
- Wax just adds to the patina, enhancing color and

Coverage with chalk paint  for lettering really cuts down
on the number of layers you that. 
 I even use it on my small stenciled signs.
I use wax on all my small signs too and use a clear and dark together. 
Often the main body I wax in clear first and add dark where I want it.
YES, I think I kiss better than I cook
and housework definitely does not make me pretty.

 I am not the only one sporting some good giveaways from
Annie Sloan and her stockists...

Cedar Hill Ranch
 They have another Wonderfaux Studio
giveaway going on at the same time.
 The winner will be announced this Thursday.


on JUNE 11
9 am - 12 noon
 The class will be held at the studio in
Stafford, Texas, south of Houston.

Blue Creek Home

The Giveaway Includes:

One quart Old White Chalk Paint, tin of clear wax,
 tin of dark wax, two small wax brushes,
and a copy of Annie Sloan’s book
“Quick and Easy Paint Transformations"
and one of her own creations, beautiful.

Oh so many ways to win!!!

Now Market Monday means visit someone new
 who comments here. 
It is fun so spread the love!

Linking to:

Transformation Thursday

36th Avenue

  Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Awesome sign Molly! The door, the colors, the lettering, holy cow it's perfect! Forget the cooking and housework, you are the sign making queen!

  2. That door was beautiful to start with and it made an AMAZING sign! And you did the letters by hand? Wow! Major talent.

  3. Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

    Love, love, love your sign! So beautifully done! I'm looking forward to adding some chalk paint to my crafty repertoire.

    So pleased to "meet" you!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  4. Love that big guest sign... how Fab-u-lou-so!

  5. Wow! Love that big guest sign! I have been a friend and follower for quite a while & would love you to visit me and consider same!

  6. I love the door sign. . . and happen to have a door just like that waiting for me to do something with!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Hi Molly, I hope you had a great weekend! I love the signa nd you are so very talented. Freehand...I wouldn't even consider it.

  8. Your button: a 3x4 canvas must be beautiful!! So happy you told me.

  9. I love the sign Be My Guest and would buy it myself~Cheers Kim

  10. We Love Us Some Chalk Paint!!!! Thanks for the mention!
    Oh yeah, your signs rock, girlfriend!

  11. Seriously, Molly?!?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sign. The original paint, the lettering, and the message are awesome!

  12. Your signs are soooo pretty, I'm in the mood for several for my kitchen, thanks for the inspiration!
    XXXX Ido

  13. What sign to choose....????!!!! They are all so fabulous! I am more convinced than ever to try Annie Sloans paints, especially after seeing your great original signs!

  14. So glad I clicked to see what you were up to! LOVE that guest sign. You are simply amazing. And you used MATH!!! Kudos to you on a job well done... I'm drooling! jules

  15. Gorgeous signs! Love the Be My Guest sign especially. You have convinced me that I need some Annie Sloan paint!

  16. love the chippiness of that door! it looks so awesome!

  17. The color of the "Be My Guest" sign is absolutely beautiful. Love the distressed finish. Nice work!

  18. Your signs are to die for!! Lovin' the Be My Guest!
    I am about to break out in a Disneyfied song and dance routine down here!!!

  19. That sign is just too cool! I love the old chippy paint and the way your letting looks like it's original to the door.

    Awesome work!

  20. Hey, love the signs and I'm your newest follower!!

  21. I love this. I love how it looks old. If I had a barn I would so have to have it! I found you on The 36th Avenue's Let's Party #5. I love creative people and this project is why so I decided to follow you. I hope you will follow me back I can be found in facebook too and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

  22. I LOVE your signs!! Such great ideas! I especially love the "be our guest" sign. :) Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!


  23. Would love to try this paint; your sign is art!

  24. Oh my this paint is awesome!! I love love LOVE your door!!! I am glad that I followed your link from the 36th Avenue "Share your Awesomeness" Link Party, I too am linking up if you'd like to visit.
    Hugs, antonella
    My post:

  25. Don't have a blog, but I love yours! Completed step 1 and 2. Added this to my faves and following you on FB! I have SO been wanting to try this paint! Darci @ Snuggle Bunnies

  26. Wow, your hand lettering is amazing! Love the chalk paint... never tried it!

  27. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

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