* I was gifted a tin of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the purposes of this review
I was recently offered the chance to work with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint again, and of course, I jumped at it. If you’ve been around for a little while you will know that I first tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint last year, on this dresser, and was blown away by the results. It’s been my go to paint ever since.
This time though, I tried out a lovely new to me colour, Louis Blue. And here’s what I came up with…
I knew the dresser had side cutouts that would be perfect for a two tone effect, and my favourite Pure White turned out to be a great contrast. As some of you may have guessed I’m a blue or green girl, and this colour really appealed to me… it’s such a sweet shade of blue I had no hesitation in using it on this style of dresser, one that is such a lovely feminine piece.
If you’re new to painting furniture or new to Annie Sloan, the paint’s key features make it different to what you might normally buy at the local paint or hardware store. Apart from cleaning, you don’t need to sand or prime your piece, you can paint straight onto the surface you’re presented with. I’ve used Chalk Paint on raw, stained, or painted timber, on metal, cane and bamboo. It worked beautifully on everything and stuck like glue I’m yet to try it out on fabric, but I’ve heard people have great results there too!
It’s also is a great self leveler, meaning less brush strokes. As the finish is chalky, whatever strokes you do have will easily sand away and have a beautiful smooth finish. With this piece I sanded and then distressed round the edges in particular, as I wanted a shabby chic look.
Drying time with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is also fantastic, so I’ve been known to knock over a smaller project in a weekend! This one took a little longer, but it’s not something you need to wait a minimum of an hour between coats for, when it’s touch dry you can do a second coat if you wish. I finished the dresser with Annie Sloan Clear Wax, a must if you want your hard work to last!
If you’re interested in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint you can find stockists here. I’ve purchased from Crab Apple Vintage in Newcastle and had it delivered to me on the Central Coast quickly and easily.
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