Saturday, December 28, 2013


If you follow this blog you will know that I love all things Annie Sloan.  Having said that I have to pay to have it shipped to me because sadly the only place to purchase in Idaho is at the top of the state, many hours from me.  I was delighted and intrigued to see that Home Depot is carrying this line of chalk paint and waxes.  As of now they do not have in their stores but it ships free to the store.  It is a different wax product as Annie Sloan is paste wax and this is liquid.

Each year I manage to drag myself out of bed on the 26th to find those last bargains for next year.  I was in Marshall's and looked down under a cabinet and saw the top of this large lantern, it was dusty and I think still there because of it's size (over 25" tall) and because it was not easy to see.  I knew instantly I had just the place for this cutie but I also knew that the stark white would not work for me.  My kitchen cupboards are white but have a lovely glaze that gives an antique look.
  Aha, I know what I can do!  I can test the waxes.  I turned it over (as you can see a real bargain plus it has (3) flame-less candles!) and tested the wax on the bottom.  Woohoo, it worked!  Very easy to use and if you put too much of the color on you can just go over it with a little of the clear and rub and off it comes.  This was quick and I achieved just the result I was looking for on this project. I did not tape the glass and when I was finished I just took glass cleaner and cleaned the glass and any wax on the glass was removed.
 Here is the finished product!  It matches the cabinets to a tee and looks so much better than the stark white and is perfect on my counter.  I have a couple of tables to try the chalk paint on and of course finish with the waxes.  I will post those when I have completed them and let you know what I think about using all three products.  As for the waxes, I see them as just another product in my craft arsenal, and apples to oranges to Annie Sloan - two different products.  I do give this an A+ as far as usability is concerned, another A+ for the result and it was very easy to use and clean up was a snap.

Waxes, Home Depot
Lantern, Marshall's
Brush, Annie Sloan

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Hello Joy~
    What a great way to make the lantern a part of your home's decor. I haven't tried that wax, but it looks like a good product.

    Thanks for your cute and funny note. I have tried several times to hunt down anymore of those crowns the people who have asked about it. I only found a couple and one was being past off as "vintage" and another one was just marked up to 3 or 4 times what they were in the store. It's been a couple of years now since I found that one, but they could pop up again since the love of Mercury glass is certainly not going away.
    Wishing you Happy Holidays and New Year, too!

  2. I am eager to try the chalk paint too - thank you so much for your comment.

  3. Yes Mary it was. It is NOT Annie Sloan but it certainly has it's place in the paint arsenal of any crafter. Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by. j.