Inspired by Turquoise

This photo of a pantry drawer was found on Pinterest from here. It’s lovely patina, peeling layers, and  cool colors serves as inspiration for my post today.  If you layer Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, Country Grey, with accents of Chateau Grey, followed by washes of Florence and Provence,  the result will be a beautiful, complex, rich turquoise like the one shown here.

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Leslie Stocker

Karen,
I sometimes overlook Chateau Grey (and Olive). When I find a photo like this, it inspires me to use them more often in combinations I wouldn’t have thought of before. Thanks,
Leslie

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Leslie Stocker

Laurie,
I love the texture on this but I have to admit it would take some experimenting and practice for me to recreate it. Milk Paint may be the way to go. Have you used it before?
Leslie

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Kim Wyndham

Hi Leslie,
I am new on your blog and am new at using ASCP. I just love the way you transform a plain furniture piece into an awesome creation! You are such a tallented lady!
We have only recently started getting ASCP here in South Africa and the suppliers don’t always have all the colours so its still a bit of a battle.
I would love to know how I can achieve the crackle in this tecnique with the layers of various colours. Do you have a tutorial available?
We can’t get AS’s Craqueleur in South Africa. Is there any other crackle product that will work with chalk paint?

From your new Fan from South Africa

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linda

I have so many paint projects lined up. Never thought of crackle. Thanks for details including paint colors. Linda

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Suzanne Gauvin

I have a beautiful old iron bed that I’ve primed with the griper. I’ve wanted to paint it this way for along time but no one either can or knows what I’m talking about.My question is can I use this technique even though I have already used the groper to prim. I’ve also heard that crackling is dificlut to do… Thank you so much for your post on this technique.. 😊

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Suzanne Gauvin

I have a beautiful old iron bed, I’ve wanted to paint this way for a long time but no one either can or they don’t know what I’m talking about… My question is can I use this technique even though I’ve primed it with a primed it with a product called the griper. Thank you for posting this technique.😊

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