Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Maiden Voyage Part 1

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Maiden Voyage Part 1

Guess what I will be doing this weekend? Lord willing, I will be giving Annie Sloan Chalk Paint a try on several pieces of old furniture! Have you heard of it? Supposedly, it sticks to any surface without sanding or priming, and is the perfect paint for a distressed, shabby chic look. I would say that I have an eclectic style that incorporates industrial chic with a little farmhouse. I'm not up for heavy distressing...just a lived in feel for some pieces that are otherwise looking dull and lifeless.

Some examples of pieces I like online:

From Perfectly Imperfect...

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

From Silver Pennies...

Provence blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dining table

From The Crafty Monkey...


I'm planning on using Pure White (but questioning it, and thinking about it Old White), Ambusson Blue, and French Linen (that I plan to mix with white). I plan to use clear wax on everything, and lightly distressing all pieces.

 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Here are some pieces I'm planning to paint:

These two craigslist finds that I've had FOREVER...what color?

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This was our kitchen island before we did the kitchen maybe?

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Two World Market bookshelves I've turned into a coffee bar...a lighter warm gray maybe?!?

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...and my poor dining table, damaged that time when my toddler lit a dry eraser on fire...white?

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...and, don't know if I'll be brave enough to paint my armoire. I do love it as is. Oh--and the bull skull was just begging me to take him home from the shop next to the paint store. $50. It's worth it to me, at least. :)

Maiden Voyage with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Part 1

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I'll be pinning more examples and ideas on Pinterest, so follow my board there!


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