See that band wagon? Yep, that one, with the Annie Sloan Chalk paint on it. See me? I’m on it!
Like many of you, I first heard about Annie Sloan Chalk paint on Miss Mustard Seed’s blog. Now I don’t know about you, but Miss Mustard Seed does a LOT more painting and has much more experience painting furniture than I do, so when she is loving a paint, I want to try it too.
I ordered my first shipment of the chalk paint from the Mill at Gibsonville in North Carolina. They started selling chalk paint online just a few weeks ago. A HUGE shout out to them because they had some of the best service I’ve ever received and very fast shipping. I went a little overboard…I ordered several cans of paint, clear and dark wax, and a book!
I decided my first chalk paint projects would be a chair and side table I recently purchased at Habitat for Humanity. Here are the before pictures.
|table…see the bottom shelf? that’s the blue|
I had previously coated the table with a Martha Stewart blue color. I then painted Old White chalk paint over the blue and let it dry. I lightly distressed some areas and finished it off with the clear wax. Here it is on display in my booth!
For the chair, I started by brushing Old White all over and then let it dry. I then added a coat of Louis Blue and followed that up with a clear wax. Call me crazy but I didn’t want to distress it! I like it just the way it is!
|View of the chair on display in my booth|
I don’t feel like the pictures do it justice. I really like the texture of the paint and the matte finish. The wax is new for me, I had never done that before. I want to experiment with the dark wax next time on a piece where i can get it into some grooves to make it look worn.
Have you tried the Annie Sloan chalk paint yet? What did you think?