The first time I heard of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paints was reading Miss Mustard Seed's Blog. Man was I excited to read about it's almost magical qualities of adhering to almost any surface sans priming, sanding or stripping. Yeah, double yeah even! The price was a bit daunting, but then the price of primers, strippers, etc. aren't exactly cheap either, and then there's the extra time involved. It's a labor of love, but it's still labor! It didn't take me too long to jump on the bandwagon and place an initial order for a couple of quarts. My first project with the chalk paints was a pretty three drawer dresser I found. It was actually in pretty decent shape, so I elected to keep the stained top and just refreshed it. I also happened to love the chunky wood knobs that were original so I kept those and restained them also. I chose to use the Duck Egg blue paint on this piece.
Isn't she cute! I will join the countless others who have blogged about the joy of Annie Sloan's chalk paints. They are quite simply fabulous and worth every penny. I have nearly run through my first two quarts and am waiting on some new colors to arrive this week so I can work through the pile of furniture in my workshop.
Aren't her little feet cute? I actually only needed one coat of paint on this piece since I knew that I would be distressing it. It was finished up with a good coat of clear wax and a few highlights of dark wax. The chalk paint reminds me a lot of the old "milk paint" I used at my grandmother's house when I helped her repaint a building. I have to say I do love the results a lot. This piece is ready to find it's home. If interested email me for the particulars.
Happy Memorial Day everyone!
God Bless America and God Bless our Troops!