Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Well I wanted to paint some things around the house so I did a workshop to learn how to paint using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.  Here is my first project - and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!  It is an unusual table that holds 4 tv trays but they look like drawers when it is all put together.  It used to be my parents and it was looking pretty beat up and dated, but I love the functionality when we have a lot of people over.  I used the Annie Sloan Paris Gray for a bottom coat of the main table and painted over it with the Graphite paint, then I sanded it to distress it so you can see some of the Paris Gray and some wood showing through.  For the four little tables I used Graphite first and then went over them with Arles with a couple of coats.  Then I sanded/distressed these so the Graphite and wood show through.  I am pretty happy with the way they turned out.  The paint is pretty pricey but it is very easy to use and you don't have to sand or prime before painting (which is what drew me to these paints).

Here is another angle of it after it was painted:


  1. WOW Dana!!! What an awesome piece of furniture. I just love the uniqueness of it and how it disguises the TV trays when they'er not in use. Now the painting... It turned out so P.E.R.F.E.C.T. You did a wonderful job with the distressing as well. ♥♥♥ I have some furniture I want to refinish as well, once I find the spare time. Thank you for the inspiration!!! I'm your newest fan.

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