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Thursday, April 12, 2012


For a while now, I have been wanting to paint some French words in wooden letters. I thought I'd start by using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Coco.  I have to tell you that this is a gorgeous color...sort of a grey/taupe color.  So, I painted two coats of the ANCP in Coco

Wooden letters
Then, I let it dry throughly (which did not take any time) before taking a dry brush and using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.  (I forgot to take pictures of the Old White)  Using just a small amount of the Old White on the tips of the brush and wiping it off some before brushing onto the letters to give it a two tone look.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ~ Coco

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ~Coco With Dry Brush Old White over it.
I sanded with a 0000 sanding block and used ASCP clear wax over the top to shine it and...V~O~I~L~A

Finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax
I finished the backs by painting two coats of ASCP and gave them a quick sand then applied wax to the back to finish them. I added metal picture hooks to hang them with. I love the way they turned out and that gave me the idea to do a series of French words in the wooden letters.

Painted Letters and hangers on Back

Antibbes Green



Above are some colors in ASCP that I have ordered to use on this series.  I already have the Old White, Old Violet, French Grey and Coco that I can use to change the finishes on them. So, stay tuned for others as I complete them.

What do you think?


  1. Ah french - such a beautiful language! Wish I´d remember more of it... This looks really nice! :-)

  2. The "MERCI' letters turned out really nice, Kris. My girls love anything French. They went to Paris a few years ago, and loved everything about it. I look forward to seeing your next projects. You give me inspiration in decorating my own home. Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  3. Hi Kris - Those letters look great. It's amazing what some paint and a creative touch can do. I love Versailles and have used it on several makeovers in our home. M x

  4. Simply perfect! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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