Before I start I would just like to mention this is my 50th Post never thought I would reach 10 I obviously am a busy girl...
You all know how I like to change things up a bit and put my mark on originality well I found this straw heart that I purchased from Ikea two years ago this was before stores started to sell shabby chic straw hearts, I thought it was the bee's knees if I remember correctly it was a few pounds.
So I decided to paint it as I am frankly running out of things to paint in the house I am always eyeing things up thinking to myself can it be painted with chalk paint. Anyway here are a few things that I added a long the way.
I cut a small section from the garland It was hanging above my head and was screaming at me to be cut a little. I added a touch of Annie Sloan Original to calm the leafy stem as it was too green for my desired look, once dry I began to paint the straw heart. This was a bit of a trial practice run for the big Christmas Tree I am intending on painting, talk about splash back I then reverted to filling a empty spray bottle with chalk paint and water and had a good spritz in between the straw pieces what a mess. I then reverted back to using the brush it covered well.
I added a soft beige/pink ribbon around the centre and trimmed a piece of lace from my lampshade! yes I always end up taking bits and pieces from other finished creations I am impulsive, Its ok though the lamp isn't bare just yet. So I cut the lace trim in half and tied it either side of the centre to add a feminine touch.
Once the roses were dry I then attached it to the centre and wrapped it around to cover the ribbon and lace.
And Voilà one large dusky romantic straw wreath.
I am really pleased with the results it didn't take me long either just a lot of chalk paint to wipe up from the kitchen surface
So it just goes to show that Annie Sloan chalk paint is so versatile and its also addictive.
I love these pictures.
I decided to hang the wreath in the centre of my curtain pole but no doubt it will be placed somewhere else in the house next week.
Hope you all have a fab weekend.