Thursday, May 24, 2012

Trying out some new chalk paint and creating with burlap

While on my recent trip to The Depot, I picked up a few samples of Ce Ce Caldwell's Chalk/Clay Paints.  This little ladder back chair was so boring, so I thought I'd experiment with the color Alaskan Tundra.

I really like this paint.  It really covered well and went on smoothly.

Love this burlap pillow that I made too.  I added a burlap ribbon bow for some extra cuteness....

Created a few small burlap pillows with images....

I'm headin out today to some nearby antique shops in hopes of finding something wonderful.  If I do you can bet that you will be the first to see.

I'm joining the party at Common Ground's Vintage Inspirations!


Polly said...

gorgeous color! i still have not tried chalk paint, but this inspires me! your burlap pillows are really cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a pretty blue, Sissie. Love your pillows ~ as always!

sabrymagic said...

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Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! Oh, I love that gorgeous shade of blue! Your pillow, you always make the most beautiful pillows.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Denise Adorian said...

It's so nice in that color,I really like it.Pillows look wonderful too :) Denise

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is a beautiful shade of blue and your pillows are always so sweet! Enjoy your day! Hope it's a good one for finding treasures!

Okio B Designs said...

Love that shade of blue! And your pillows are always so pretty and the perfect finishing touch. =)


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Prety shade of blue on the chair and darling little pillows.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your painted chair and the burlap pillow, Sissie! They're so inviting. Thanks for sharing the color name, too. I always appreciate that.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday weekend together.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the color of the chair and those cute pillows. Have fun shopping.

jana holland said...

that happens to be one of my new favorite colors for sure.....might have to break down and try the paint since it is at the depot....more convenient, hopefully, less expensive?

Stella said...

Great color on the chair. I really like chalk paint.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that color! You do make the cutest pillows! hugs, Linda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That chair turned out great--love the color. Your pillows are also great!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Beautiful SissY! Your creativeness always amazes me!!


Riet said...

That blue is gorgeous Sissie and I love the pillows.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I lovve that color of chalk paint! So pretty and delicate! Have fun antiquing!~Hugs, Patti

Cindy said...

YUM! That shade of blue is beautiful with the natural seat and the burlap. I love the little bow on the pillow...


Bente said...

I love that color. Love the pillow too.

Have a nice evening, day.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just beautiful Sissie. I love the pillow with the bow. Your space looks amazing!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just beautiful Sissie. I love the pillow with the bow. Your space looks amazing!

NanaDiana said...

Love that color, Sissie. It is good to see that you got your mojo back. Love your pillow and your booth looks great! xo Diana

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Sissy, we LOVE this....that chalk paint looks like so much fun to work with...I think it's something that we need to get our hands on....and soon!! Enjoy your Memorial Weekend :)

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sissie, I'm glad you tried this brand of chalk paint. Have been wondering myself what it would be like. The chair looks GREAT and the color is LOVELY! Those pillows are darling! Have a blessed Holiday! from one sweetie to another...Roxie

Roselle said...

Dear Sissie:

That blue is amazing. I have been reluctant to use the chalk paint because I didn't want to have to pay for shipping but if The Depot carries this brand, I just may try it. Did you have to prime and use the wax on it?
Your pillows are adorable. Have a great weekend!

Lucille said...

It's nice to see you on the go once again, Sissie! I love that colour of paint on the chair and all the pillows are cute but I find that the one with the bow has stolen my heart!

Debbie said...

Love the blue, Sissie!
The pillows are really sweet, too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful color Sissie and cute pillows too!!

Rebecca said...

Sissie Girl...Always a JOY to visit Y*O*U!!!! :) Love your Alaskan Blue Chair and the fabuloso pillow.

Now...question for you...

I know you and Miss Carol are the flower-making-queens here in blogland. Well...I've TRIED my darndest to make those flowers and my just look crummy. What are the sizes of your circles? Bah! I'm soooo bummed OUT!




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