Friday, May 22, 2015

My First Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project

I have finally jumped on the Annie Sloan chalk paint band wagon!  It took a while, but after visiting with Janet at The Empty Nest I came home ready to get started.  She assured me that my fear of the waxing process was nothing to be afraid of.  After a quick demonstration, I was sure even I could do it too.  

There are quite a few pieces of furniture in my house that I would like to paint.  I started out with a small table I bought back in the early 90's.  Something small and simple.  I was surprised at just how easy it was since I've never done anything like this before.  It took two coats of Old White paint which dried super fast, and the waxing with clear wax was a breeze.  No elbow grease required!  The distressing was my favorite part.  Who knew that would be so much fun!

I love how this little table turned out.  This one is going in the entryway from the garage to hold the key basket.  I have another one just like it in the guest room that will get a makeover too.  I'm totally hooked!  I'm looking forward to trying different colors and techniques.  The possibilities are endless!

Have you painted furniture before?  What was your experience like?

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

xo Annette xo

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  1. Wow! It turned out fabulous, Annette! Chalk paint is quite popular over here too. Did you sand the little table first? I've never done this before, but you've inspired me to give it a try :)

  2. Annette, it turned out beautiful. I can't wait to see the future projects!

  3. Hi Annette, what a darling table painted with chalk paint. Your display on it is charming too.
    Nice to meet you. I enjoyed my visit and your newest follower too.
    Have a nice weekend.

  4. Hi A. :)

    Your little table looks amazing, congrats :)

    I LOVE painting furniture, it has always been out of necessity. Like old pieces of furniture we were given when we first were married that were too precious but dated to throw away :)

    Looking forward to seeing your next project.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend, cheers, T. :)

  5. Your table turned out great! And the paint gave it a whole new the color!

  6. Annette, you've done a n amazing job on that little table. It has gone from hum-drum, ordinary to having charm and personality.


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