2.05.2014

::Chalky Paint Review....Country Chic Paints::

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So you guys know I love me some chalky paint.  Especially when I get to try it for free in exchange for an honest review.  So here we go!


Today I'm reviewing a newcomer on the scene....Country Chic Paints.  Their packaging is gorg.  And though I picked out two colors and some wax to review, they sent all of the above!  Very generous :)

 Here are the sah-weet colors I chose: Elegance on the left, Rustic Charm on the right.


Their clear wax is at the top, and they sent their dark Antiquing Wax and Gold Wax as well.


Annnnd....some sample pots: Vanilla Frosting (hello), Burgundy and Dark Roast.
I love the names of their paints :)  Just don't eat or drink them.  *snicker*  BTW, there's no odor at all to the paints or waxes. They are no-VOC, and get this: they'll color match a favorite shade!


I pinched this 80's roll-top desk off craigslist for a song.  It's partly oak and partly laminate, so I thought it'd make a good candidate for a makeover using Country Chic's paints.


I'd already taken out the lower drawer, and I also removed the cubby piece inside to paint separately.


I like to turn my can upside down for a bit before stirring well and painting.  (those are some of the drawers that go with the inside cubby in the background)


I wiped the piece down with some Simple Green before painting, but didn't sand.
Country Chic Paint is nice and thick.  I almost got away with one coat!  See how thick?


This is after the first coat.....really great coverage.



After the (light) second coat dried, I prepared to wax.  Country Chic's wax is a bit more solid then most of the others I've used, but it went on easily.  One thing I appreciate about their wax is that after you wipe or brush it on, you go back and wipe off excess AND buff at the same time.  I just used an old wash cloth.


I kept the original hardware from the piece, and used my sample pot of Dark Roast to paint them up, then waxed and buffed.  It buffs to a pretty, matte finish. Nice and smooth.    


And here's the 'after'!



I love how the Dark Roast hardware pops off the Elegance blue.






Just a lovely chalky paint!
Now, get on over to their cutie-patootie page and sign up for their contest...winner gets $250 in free Country Chic products!  AND, while you're over there, sign up for a free sample of paint and wax.  You can find Country Chic on facebook HERE, Pinterest HERE,  and You Tube Tutorials HERE.

I'll be painting up another piece with the Rustic Charm Green when I return from vaca to Florida, as well as show off a smaller piece I did using the Antiquing Wax over Elegance.

Partying at: Green Willow Pond, Domestically Speaking, Elizabeth and Co., Beyond the Picket Fence, Common Ground, Shabby Art Boutique, Craftberry Bush, Redoux Interiors, French Country Cottage








22 comments:

Rebecca said...

Vacation to Florida?!? Wowsers! What great timing.

I really like the color you selected for the desk! You're one blessed woman getting all that paint/wax to try out!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a sweet little desk! I would love to give that paint a try. And I agree, awesome packaging!

Jane said...

Beautiful makeover! Thanks for introducing me to the paint.
Jane

Cozy Little House said...

That's such a pretty piece! That's the prettiest paint packaging I've ever seen.
Brenda

Kori said...

Who knew a roll-top desk could be so loverly?? I've only used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but will now be on the hunt for this kind! And I am dying to know what you use the green for - it's beautiful!! :)

Ashley C. said...

Wow - what life this desk now has!! It looks SO great!

Heather@http://southernabbey.com said...

You picked some beautiful colors and did a great job. Happy to have found your website!

Inspire Me Heather said...

That desk turned out just beautiful, what a pretty colour!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

It turned out great! I love that color and the knobs are the perfect shade. Snaps to you!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a splendid transformation! Love the blue paint. Very nice choice for the knobs too!

revivedbydelia said...

So pretty! These desks always seem daunting, with all the nooks and crannies - you made it look so easy!

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love the colors you chose! I haven't used that paint yet, but your piece looks beautiful. I may have to try it out sometime.

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

What a great color! Beautifully done. I have not heard of this brand of chalk paint... thanks for passing along the info.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that desk, the colour is soft and perfecr for that piece.

Andrea Veitch said...

Thanks for the tip; I'll be heading over there for a sample now!
mrsdbliss.blogspot.com

Lisa Northum said...

Thanks for the awesome review! I have yet to use chalk paint, but it's on my list of things to do. Now I'll have to give Country Chic Paints a try. ~Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a pretty little desk. I love the color! I've always wanted a roll top to hide all my junk! Ha! Love yours. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

Have a happy day!
Deborah

Rhondi said...

I love this little desk. I have used the Annie Sloan paints, but they are so expensive! How does tbis brand compare in price? Great color too!

Good Time Charlie said...

So cute Cindy! I am so glad to see you back painting! Are you moved into your house and settling in? Love the finished project. Thank you so much for sharing at Redouxinteriors!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Beautiful job, love the colour!

Becky Prill-Keller said...

What an awesome transformation! I'm also new to the world of chalk paint. I've always wanted to try it but just can't see forking out $35-40 for a single quart if I don't end up liking it.Intrigued by the opportunity at a free sample but I couldn't find on their site where they are offering that! Any help would be so appreciated! xo

Quilter83 said...

I have tried a couple of other chalk paints and Country Chic is my favourite! Coverage is amazing!

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