Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hall Tree Makeover

We have a hall tree that we are bringing with us when we move, but I’ve been wanting to paint it for awhile and this seemed like the perfect time.  I figure the more pieces I can paint now and put right into place when we move, the better off I’ll be.  Eager to try another Annie Sloan chalk paint color, I ordered two sample paint pots of Old Ochre.

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I tried to remove the hooks, but they weren’t budging, so I tried to be as careful as possible around them.  I put some newspaper under the fret work area so I could paint it without worrying about messing up the mirror.  It is not removable so it was my only option.   Here it is after one coat {dark pictures ahead, it was 9:00 at night}. 

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Not bad, but knowing how the Old White looks after one coat, I’m hoping the second coat will do the job.  Here she is ~ ready for her close-up!

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I have to say that right now the Old Ochre is my new favorite color!  I think it was the right choice to go with for this hall tree and works really well with the marble table top.  What do you think?

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If you’ve been wanting to try the Annie Sloan chalk paint a sample pot is a good way to go.  Mine was only $6.99 per sample pot and it took almost two to do the whole hall tree with two coats and a little bit of touch-up in some areas.

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After I applied the Annie Sloan clear wax {no dark wax on this piece}, I just had to play around with some of the things I still have out that aren’t packed up yet.

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I’m probably going to get more of this color to do the small table/desk I have that will be going in my craft/sewing room.

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

 

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44 comments:

Karena said...

Kathy this turned out absolutely beautifully. Great job and I agree the Old Ochre shade is very nice!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Oh, Kathy, this looks great! I thought it was so pretty unpainted, but the paint makes it look so fresh. Nice job--your new condo will feel extra new.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful makeover! It looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great makeover Kathy!! It looks beautiful and I really love that last vignette! Martina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that. It looks so good. Old Ochre is the first color I used and it lasted forever. My bookcases in the great room are in Old Ochre.

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful makeover Kathy!

Marla and Steve @ Always Nesting said...

That's amazing and you did such a great job on the makeover. I love the new and updated.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THIS COLOR, MAY I ASK YOU WHERE YOU ORDER YOUR SAMPLES FROM. THE HALL TREE TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL !

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
I have not used old ochre yet, but it looks like I need to give it a try. Your piece looks outstanding!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kathy, what a wonderful transformation! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Bente said...

Oh, that is so beautiful. Love it.

Bente

Gail said...

O'Kathy, I love it! It's a gorgeous make-over and your different little vignettes you created are all beautiful. I know you must be getting excited about your move.

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Becca said...

Great job, Kathy! It looks beautiful in its new shade of Old Ochre! Thanks for sharing!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Kathy,
that new color makes that piece.. I can see all the details and it looks fabulous.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

What a transformation Kathy! Love the color!

Ann Marie said...

Very lovely!!!!

Rettabug said...

Incredible transformation, although I liked it just as much the way it was before, too. Its a beautiful piece, no matter what color!

You're tempting me to try this color on my ancient cedar chest. Its too heavy to move it outside so I'd have to paint it in the bedroom, on the carpet! I'm going to need LOTS of drop cloths.
Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Hugs,
Rett

Marla and Steve @ Always Nesting said...

Came back for another look. Love this!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very nice Kathy. I like your vignette too.

Betsy said...

Fabulous transformation, so fresh. I'm hoping to get a few sample colors this weekend.

Kristens Creations said...

What a transformation! Love it! I'm sure it will look wonderful in your new home. I just realized I never wrote you back in our last e-mail. Goodness, I must have gotten sidetracked!

Thanks for your nice comments on the mantle. I'm was aprehensive about posting the painting...still not sure about it. I think I could use more classes! Have a great day! Kristen

Stitchfork said...

Love the Old Ochre color you chose!
xo Cathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That turned out just outstandingly!
I love the soft color!
Cindy

Dreamgoddess said...

Pretty!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love the new color! I also thought it was a beautiful piece unpainted, but it's stunning with it's new look! What a great eye you have.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my do I love that new paint color! Makes such a dramatic difference. Just beautiful. Thanks also for the couch cushion tip in your earlier post!

Debbie said...

I love the color, and I actually just love the entire piece. I would love something like that in my foyer.

Lori R. said...

Wow. It looks fabulous!

xinex said...

Beautiful color and finish! Love the way it looks...Christine

Betsy (BB) said...

Kathy, I love this! This is quite a transformation! I am amazed you have time to paint during your packing! The details really show up now!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it. What a fabulous piece and the lighter color is perfect. Love the vignette also. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I love the difference! It really does make the marble POP. It's Beautiful!!!

I did not know you can get samples of the chalk paint.

Dee

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for telling us that you can get samples of chalk paint. I didn't know. Your hall tree looks fabulous now. The color blends so well with the marble.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathy, What a great job! You hall tree is BEAUTIFUL! I agree old Ochre is a fabulous color and perfect with the table top! I have an AS Specialist about an hour away and I might have to get Old Ochre now!
I love those pumpkins. I'm going to try to copy them. So adorable for fall
Yvonne

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great transformation of a beautiful piece! Perfect color choice! :)

Richella said...

What a wonderful makeover! You made a great call on the color here--this piece looks beautiful. I've not tried ASCP before; thanks for the tip about the sample pots. After seeing what you've done here, I think I must try some!

Nicole said...

Aaah much better. I love the color. :)

Pamela said...

Kathy it looks amazing lady! I really like Old Ochre too and do not think it gets enough love!:) LOVE your sons new apartment. WHat exciting times ahead for your family! Sending hugs and well wishes!

Evie said...

Wow, it really looks fantastic...great job!

evie @ brown paper packages

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful makeover. Love it!

Debbie Viola said...

Kathy,
What a great transformation. I can't decide which accessories I like best; they're all great! Don't you just love Annie Sloan paints? I just did a hutch for a client in Old White. It's amazing how far the paint goes.

At The Picket Fence said...

Kathy that just looks beautiful! I love the new color and you are so smart to get these pieces done before you move. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

The tree looks so much better in this colour! I love how the colour you chose works pefectly with the countertop piece! Fantastic job! Angie xo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, I love the hall tree with its new paint color and the pumpkins are adorable! Thanks for linking to the Open House party and best of luck with your move.
Hugs,
Sherry

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