Friday, November 7

DIY with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

After countless years of furniture up-cycling I've been dying to try the famous Annie Sloan paint!  It's finally available for purchase in the maritimes, I found it at Rusty Hinges in Halifax.

I had to furnish a rental in Halifax with a couple dressers so onto Kijiji I went and found these two eye catchers:

My sister and I bought the chalk paint and together we went at the dressers with just two days to complete our project.  We used the colors Paris Grey (on the tall boy) and Robin Egg Blue (on the french provincial)  along with the clear and dark waxes.

Paris Grey
Duck Egg Blue

We painted directly onto the dressers, no sanding or removing of the current finish.  The french provincial dresser was painted Rob Egg Blue, followed by a coat of clear wax. 

Next we used the dark wax for antiquing the crevices.  The handles were painted Paris Grey for a subtle contrast and finished with clear wax.

Lastly we coated it once again with clear wax and buffed it with a rag.  The end result was beautiful, I was so sad to leave this beauty behind!

Here is the end result for the cute tall boy, perfect for the kids room.

The Annie Sloan paint lived up to its expectations and I can say that it will be my go to product for all future furniture DIY'ing! 

What I loved most about the chalk paint...

-no odor
-adheres to any surface which saves mega time not having to prep the old school way
-the is not messy and is an easy to use finishing product

Enjoy your projects,

Kelty x

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