You don’t have to prep your furniture piece; there’s no sanding or stripping involved.
Plus, Annie Sloan chalk paint works on many surfaces, doesn’t have any odor, and dries in 20 minutes.
This I had to try. I have many furniture pieces I’d like to repaint white for a shabby chic look in our Blue Cottage.
So I drove to the nearest store that stocks Annie Sloan chalk paint — Junktique Recycling in Rye, NY — a few weeks ago and picked up a can of white paint, clear wax, a paint brush, and a big wax brush.
A few days ago my mom and I decided to tackle the first chalk paint project. The first piece I wanted to paint was a little cart I’ll use for our TV in the Blue Cottage bedroom. I think my friend Joel gave it to me many years ago, and it’s well-made, from Denmark. Ikea?
I reused old shower curtains for drop cloths, and we painted right in the bedroom.
I have to say, Annie Sloan paint is a dream to work with. It doesn’t run and goes on smoothly, so you don’t have to worry too much about getting paint all over your floor.
This is what the cart looked like after the first coat:
And after that I applied the Annie Sloan clear wax. This seals the paint.
P.S.: Working with Annie Sloan paint is so much fun, my mom and I immediately started the next piece: a large dresser that used to belong to Don’s parents.
Can’t wait to how you how that turned out! For a sneak peak, take a look at my Instagram pictures.
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