13 responses

  1. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick
    September 19, 2012

    I love them both Beckie! I can’t believe how similar they are! What finds!

    • Beckie
      September 19, 2012

      Sarah! I know….. it was pure Fate {giggle} that I got two! Glad you liked them!

  2. Dede@DesignedDecor
    September 20, 2012

    Beautiful job! You are not the only crafter left to try chalk paint, because it is me! Haha
    I am getting ready to make my own and try it out! I love your stain choice!

    • Beckie
      September 20, 2012

      Dede, So glad to know I’m not the only who hasn’t tried it yet :) I’m thrilled how they turned out!

  3. Stephanie@geezees
    September 20, 2012

    Beckie, what a great pair of tables and they look perfect together! Love the finish you put on them. Never tried chalk paint before, but now want to try it. Great job!

    • Beckie
      September 20, 2012

      Thanks Stephanie! Let me know how it works out for you!

  4. Cathie
    September 20, 2012

    Yes I do; I do love the two-toned look. Those pieces look great. I also have yet to try chalk paint, and I hesitate to jump on that bandwagon because frankly, I don’t think that look is particularly “me.”

  5. Lindy
    September 20, 2012

    I have painted dozens of pieces with Annie Slaon chalk paint, am not a dealer. I tried CeCe’s and I have to say I am not a fan. It’s much thinner and the way it dries is kinda weird. But I do love their wax! With Annie, it does go a long way especially if you use her brushes. I didn’t at first and was surprised in the difference they make. With Annie’s paint you can finish a piece really quickly and there is no waiting between coats. I wouldn’t use any paint that takes four coats, just saying.
    That’s my two cents…

    • Beckie
      September 20, 2012

      Thanks for your two cents Lindy! I have a sample of the AS stuff but it is bright green. I have to find just the right piece to do that bright on 😉

  6. Beckie
    September 20, 2012

    Donna yes I definitely love the no VOCS and odor to the paint and I agree the waxes are yummy.

  7. Kellie (The Pauper’s Castle)
    September 20, 2012

    Becky,

    The tables turned out fantastic! Thanks for sharing the color of the stain you used. I will have to try it. Sometime, I find walnut too dark. This looks to be a bit lighter, but still brown. :-)

    So glad to see you used the paint. Sounds like you had a bit of a challenge! Sorry to hear that. I haven’t ever had to use 4 coats….not sure why that was the case this time. I know sometimes a brush can make all the difference (looks like someone else pointed that out). I know I have my favorite brushes! None the less, I have used both AS and CeCe. In my opinion, the coverage is very equal for CeCe and AS. Neither one covers better than the other. I would agree that CeCe Paints are thinner, but that is one aspect that I really happen to like. I think it paints on more like latex. For me, I found AS to be a bit more challenging, especially with the second coat. There seemed to be a lot of drag, but that’s my opinion. CeCe’s works best to use one coat and let dry completely, then apply a second coat. For me, 2 coats has always been more than enough.

    However, it sounds like you had great success with the wax and really liked it! I have used multiple brands of wax and I would say that CeCe’s is the easiest by far to use! Plus as someone else pointed out, NO HEADACHES! Very nice advantage. Not to mention…for my long term health…especially since I paint regularly, I feel like I am removing a major health hazard by using the CeCe waxes.

    Thanks for the honest post and if you have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to chat with you. :-) If you email me, I would be happy to supply you with my cell number. I know Chantelle reached out to you answered a lot already, but feel free to ask if you have anymore!

    Kellie :-)

  8. Deborah
    September 26, 2012

    You are not alone. I have not tried either AS or CeCe. The price is what stops me. I have made my own chalk paint and used it on a couple of small projects for chalkboard use. I might have to buy some of the wax though. I’ve tried Briwax and it is very stinky!

    I love how your tables turned out! I want to use this technique on our dining room table, then do something special on the stained top. Thanks for sharing your honest opinion. Have a lovely week!

    Deborah

    • Beckie
      September 26, 2012

      Deborah! Glad you appreciated my “Honest” opionion, that’s what I am here to do!

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