My mother-in-law had a bunch of furniture in her basement that she didn’t want anymore, so a few weeks ago we took this baby home. It was the perfect size and shape to fit in our living room since we have a sectional couch.
And here it is now…
I had read a lot about Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint and decided to give it a try. Suite Pieces which is inside Yankee Peddler Antiques is the only place that sells it on Long Island. You can also order it online. I used the Old White and the clear wax for this piece.
With chalk paint there is no prep work needed…no sanding, no cleaning, no priming…nothing! You pretty much just paint the furniture as is! I wiped it down with a rag but that was it. It saved so much time! The paint is more expensive than regular latex paint but to me the time saved is worth it.
I did two coats of the chalk paint, letting the first coat completely dry before applying the second. After the paint is dry, I applied the wax using a brush. With the wax, less is more. You want to make sure to apply a thin layer evenly. After the first layer of wax is dry, you can sand the piece to give it that aged look. Be sure to get rid of any dust before applying the second coat of wax. I use a rag and compressed air to be sure to get rid of it all.
And that’s it…it’s that simple! I am very impressed with my first Chalk Paint experience and will definitely be using it again.
Anyone else have any experience with Chalk Paint or Milk Paint? I’d love to hear about it…or better yet, I’d love to see pictures of pieces you’ve done.
Update: I decided the table was too plain so I stenciled on a design using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint.