Chalk Paint is not just for furniture. I forget this sometimes because I am always painting away trying to get through my ever-multiplying container of furniture. It was refreshing to take a little time to relax and work on something small again.
I found this ceramic, Madonna statue at a local antique shop for a great price. I wanted to make it look like an antique, wooden statue with an aged patina.
I brought out several cans of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, sat at one of our dining tables at Loot, and started painting my Madonna statue.
I painted her garments Old White and Graphite and chose Country Gray for her skin tone. Her hair is Coco, of course, and I painted her tiny cheeks with Scandinavian Pink. The base is Primer Red and last, but not least, she has lovely, Louis Blue eyelids.
After the paints dried, I applied clear and dark wax which helped add the aged patina.
The Chalk Paint really transformed this lifeless Madonna statue. I think she is beautiful now with her old world colors and a little bit of Chalk Paint makeup :)
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