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Monday, April 2, 2012

Annie Sloan Paint

Guess you all have heard about Annie Sloan paint...I've been talking about it for months, but have just now slowed down enough to actually be able to use it. Today, my friend, Libby and I went to "Paint", a little store in the Fondren area of Jackson to look up close and personal. Libby has used the paint, I, on the other hand, have only drooled. I chose Duck Egg...a beautiful blue that my pictures don't do justice to at all!

Below is my pitiful little maple side table..in bad need of a makeover! The only problem with maple is once you have it, IT NEVER WEARS OUT!

One coat is all this chalk paint requires (NO! it's not the same thing as chalkboard paint, even though you can use it for chalkboards, too.) Below is the table in the drying phase.

After painting, I waxed with light wax, buffed, distressed and waxed with dark wax.

I am debating on the two pillow choices. Which do you like?

I also did a quick plastic frame makeover.

Again, my lighting just doesn't show up how pretty the blue is peeking out from under the Old White.

This paint is pricey...but worth it. I barely could tell I'd used any from the can. It really goes along way. As I do more items, I will post. The 30 or so colors they have are all really neat! To see them, go to Annie Sloan's website.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!! You have inspired me for sure. I am going to have to get some of that paint! Your room looks like it should be in Southern Living!