I’ve been asked quite a few times to write a post on How To Create a Smooth Finish Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Here goes!Wipe piece clean. I typically take a paper towel and go over a piece to get rid of cobwebs, etc. I use a Mr. Clean sponge to get off any stuck on grime or residue. I’m telling you, these sponges are miracle workers! If a piece is missing any veneer or is deeply scratched, apply wood filler and let dry. Sand off wood filler and repeat the process until surface is smooth. Related Posts: Refinishing – Not Restoring – A Vintage Wood Top; Fixing a Wood Top with Elmer’s Wood Filler; Wood Filler is a Friend – How To Change Drawer Pulls; Safety First and an Empire Chest in the Works
I have a great tip to share with all of my Annie Sloan chalk paint fans. I only just discovered this myself, after all of these years!
I have a new client and I’m working on a very pretty chest of drawers and headboard for her. She wants it in a bright white. Annie Sloan Old White has too much yellow in it for her taste. We are going instead with Annie Sloan Pure White. It actually – believe it or not – is my first time using Pure White. I went to my AS stockist to purchase it and we started chatting about whites. Anyhoo – she shared that if you take Old White and add a smidge of Old Violet it actually takes the yellow out of the Old White and creates a lovely, cool white.
I am heading to Vegas on Saturday morning for a getaway with my husband! I have never been to Las Vegas before and am really looking forward to it. I won’t be here for a few days to post but should be back by the end of next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share the Aubusson Armoire and its before and after.CONTINUE READING
Today’s before and after is this fantastic vintage sideboard that was last week’s favorite find. It is full of detail that was just hiding in that dark finish!
My client recently downsized to a condo that is filled with great light. She is in the process of redoing her interior to reflect her new space. This means lighter and brighter!
The first in my series on how to transform a piece of furniture using paint! In this series, I will be using Annie Sloan chalk paint and will take you from the very beginning of the project to the very end.
Here is the piece we are working on. This great vintage chest.
Can you believe that I had yet to ever try Annie Sloan Graphite? For some reason, I never had the need for it. I typically go for General Finishes Lamp Black because it is a true, deep black. Annie Sloan is much softer, in fact it is more of a subtle, super deep gray with almost bluish undertones.
I’m done and sharing my finished powder room floor! It has been painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint. I used Country Grey as a base color and then a coat of Coco was applied. My linoleum floor (like a lot of older linoleum floors) has a textured finish and I used that to my advantage. I mixed Old White into the Coco to create a lighter color that I dry brushed on top. It created the look of real stone and I love it!
I’m hard at work on a piece in my garage. Do you recognize it as one of my favorite finds? I hope to share it with you all tomorrow. Until then, here is a sneak peek. The technique is layer upon layer of Annie Sloan chalk paint in different washes.
Layers of goodness!
I’m also working on figuring out what sealer to apply to my powder room floor and should have an answer soon! Have a great “hump day”!
At over 26,000 views, one of my most watched YouTube tutorials is on how to paint over laminate with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Since a lot of people are interested in this topic, I’m sharing a post that I originally published September 2014.
My posts are about my own experience with the product and are not sponsored.
This week, I’m sharing one of my all time color combo favorites – Annie Sloan Old Ochre with a wash of Old White.
Here is the Chest on Chest dresser. The entire piece was painted in Old Ochre and sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper to create a smooth surface. Then a wash of Old White was applied and it was sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax. I hope you can all see the Old Ochre peeking out underneath the wash of Old White.