Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

July 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Blissfull Living, Life

I decided to paint this little pathetic guy.  I keep walking past him and feeling like he’s a little sad and in need of a makeover.  I’m loving the chalk paints that are out there on the market, lots to choose from.  The process is so easy anyone can do this in an afternoon.  There is no sanding, no priming, no shellacking and best of all no paint smell.

I painted this in my kitchen on my breakfast table whilst everyone was coming in and out of the room, opening the refrigerator door standing there looking, looking, more looking, close the door, open the freezer door looking, looking, (why, everything in there is stone cold frozen), no fruit roll ups in there.  Open the pantry doors, leaving the doors open, eating the last snack in the box and so sweetly leaving the empty box behind.    Didn’t bother me I’m in my painting zen…

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I picked up some chalk paint, wax, and brushes and covered my table with an old sheet.  Here we go…

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I decided on Paris Grey for a nice soft color.  I started with the underneath of the table.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I used dollar store sponge brushes on the larger areas and small craft brushes on the small areas.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The chalk paint dries very quickly so this project is quick and easy.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I started the distressing process.  You can use a wet rag or a sanding block.  I tried both, but because I put 2 coats of paint I had to use a sanding block to get the distressed look I was going for.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Next I used my vacuum system to get the small amount of sanding dust off and wiped this guy down with a old t shirt.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Looks good, now I’m ready for the waxing step and then the hardware goes back on.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

The can of soft wax is so easy to apply, all that is needed is an old t shirt, (don’t talk about this step with your hubby he’ll be checking to see if you used the one he mows the lawn in that you hide when he does incase the neighbors see him).

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Just use a small amount at a time and rub it over the painted surface.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

When the wax dries, (minutes later) buff it with your old t shirt and whala…

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I set him up in my formal dining window and I’m shopping my house to find just the right things to put on him.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Here’s one more look, before and after…

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Comment and tell me if you’ve painted something or have a piece you would like to paint.

Living on the Blissful Side of Life.

Cindy

cmiller@LivingontheBliss.com

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13 Responses to “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint”
  1. Anne says:

    Love the chalk paint, you make it look so easy. This table is definitely darling, love how it turned out, it looks very rich in your formall dining room. You are very talented.

  2. Cindy Miller says:

    Thanks Anne. lots more Chalk Painting to come. I’m looking to open a store downtown Southern Pines in September.

  3. annie sloan says:

    Hi Cindy
    You did a beautiful job with my paints! Love it and a great colour choice.

    Can I just tell you that I usually wax BEFORE I sand and you can use the water or sanding method too even after that.
    There are lots more techniques I have developed over the 20 or so years I have been making my paint. I hope you get to enjoy them all.

    Many thanks …BTW I found your blog on google while holidaying in France. Don’t you just love the web!?

    Annie

    • Cindy Miller says:

      Thanks Annie for your wonderful comment. Also thank you for the tips on waxing. I love working with the chalk paints. I want to carry them in my upcoming retail store but I’m not able to get them as there is another store carrying them that is a small antique store in a city not really in my market.

      Enjoy your holiday in France and I’ll be blogging this week on 2 other projects with your paints!

  4. Great job on your first attempt at chalk painting. Paris Gray is one of my favorite colors. And as Annie, the expert said, you may find that you will prefer distressing after you’ve applied a first coat of wax to your piece. Will kick up less dust when you’re working inside. And I highly recommend the wax brush, especially for larger pieces.

  5. Eileen says:

    I love the t-shirt comment. I’ve started quietly throwing away my hubby’s ugly shirts. I stopped arguing over a dirty, hokey shirt when he has 35 other shirts in the drawer. Thanks for listening. I feel better. Love your blog.

  6. Hi Cindy…great job…love the transformation of the table!!….I am off to get an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint wax brush…heard it works great!

    • Cindy Miller says:

      Thanks for the comment Shirley. I have a brush from Annie Sloan, maybe I’ll use it today. I think it’s so pretty I can’t bring myself to use it, haha. Today’s the day!

  7. Wanda says:

    Cindy, great job on the table. I love the Annie Sloan Wax, used it last week on a chair. Wanda

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