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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Annie Sloan meets The Graphics Fairy

I have been wanting to paint my dining room table since I purchased it on clearance at a local Antique Store a few years ago.  I decided it was a perfect time to try out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I used Old White paint color.  I did sand the top of the table but you don't have to when you use her paint.  I used 2 coats. It was very easy to work with.  I still need to put a seal coat on it.

 I wanted the design to work whether I had the table leaves in or not so I had to alter the image that I got from one of my favorite sites. It is from The Graphics Fairy!  She posts tutorials and images for free!  I drew it free hand.  This is without the leaves in.  It is a 58" round.

 I love crowns and have them throughout my home so because I am a daughter of "The King" I added a crown that is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed it out on 8 x 11 paper and then I enlarged it as I painted it because I needed it to fill the space better. This is with both leaves in at 58" x 90".
 I added "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good" within the ribbon area since it is our dining table.  


This is the image that was my inspiration.  You can see that I changed it up a bit.  Go check out her site!