Friday, January 27, 2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a Blog Feature!





I will be attempting my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project in the near future.  I have done lots of research but have to admit I feel a bit intimidated because the results I have seen are stunning.  So stunning in fact I can't imagine the possibility of doing nearly as good a job as my fellow bloggers.





A few things I've found out about the paint:
- it's not to be confused with chalkBOARD paint 
- it covers any surface including waxed and varnished pieces,clay and concrete pots, even
  plastic and formica.  
- there's no need to strip or sand before using it on the furniture you're refinishing
  (that's a big draw for miss lazy pants over here!)
- it creates an amazing distressed, worn look.  
- it can be buffed to a shine
- it looks and wears best if it is coated with furniture wax
- I have never come across a negative review of it  


The paint is not cheap, about $35 for a quart but the look is worth it.  It is not easily found - at least where I live.  It can be ordered online via the Annie Sloan site, there is also a list on the site of retailers who do sell it.


Here are just a few pictures of the wonderful look achieved with the paint.

Via Miss Mustard Seed

via Conspicuous Style
Old_white_table  google images




As I was 'researching' I came across this beauty created by Rachel over at My Vintage Verve.



Rachel picked this jewel up for a whopping $25!  
Here is what it looked like before she worked her magic.





You must check out her post here and see how easy it was for her to create this beautiful buffet.
Rachel has lots of other great information on working with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the tips and tools section of her blog.  Stop in and say hi!


Now I have to go looking for a sacrificial piece of furniture for my first chalk paint attempt.... 


-Lisa



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