You know by now I love painting absolutely everything I can get my hands on. Not only is paint a great way to give a tired piece an updated look but it can also help integrate a vintage piece into a modern lifestyle (which clearly I love doing!). So today I wanted to share one of my latest paint projects using the very well-known Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
To create the perfect writing nook, I found this gorgeous desk and stool (that I sort of stole) from the in-laws storage collection. I instantly fell in love with the curvy legs and old school charm. The wrought iron candle chandelier is a thrift store purchase that I made during the winter season. (For only $2.99!!)
For this project, I used Chalk Paint® in the colour French Linen. For those of you unfamiliar with Chalk Paint®, this formula gives a very matte, almost chalky finish to your pieces (not to be confused with chalkboard paint). There are a number of benefits that I love about this product. For instance:
- It sticks to almost any surface (no sanding or priming required);
- you can create any finish: distressed, textured or smooth; and
- you can mix and match any of the colours to create your own colour palette.
Each of my pieces were given two coats of Chalk Paint®. I wanted to create a smooth finish so I didn’t have to worry about any other techniques—just straight forward painting for this one.
Unfortunately I didn’t have the Annie Sloan Soft Wax on hand to finish my project but I highly recommend using it for furniture. For longevity and durability purposes, you always need to seal the deal with a finisher!
Once I painted everything, I reupholster the stool seat in Annie Sloan’s Fabric using GIGI. I am so impressed with this heavy duty fabric—the quality is amazing!
With my left over material, I updated the drawer’s siding for an added hint of colour. I simply Mod Podge it on.
And there you have it. What do you think?!
Have you used Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan before? What did you paint?
Disclosure: Annie Sloan Unfolded provided me with product for this post. As always, all creativity, opinions and comments are entirely my own.