I’ve been dying to try Annie Sloan chalk paint since basically forever. I’ve heard so many great things about the paint, but knew I needed to find the perfect piece of furniture first. Ty’s grandmother passed away about a year and half ago (miss her so much!) and we were gifted this gorgeous real wood display cabinet and it was love at first sight. I know grandma Wanda would love how it turned it and it’s so special to have this piece in our home. I’ll treasure it forever.
Okay, so back to the Annie Sloan chalk paint….
Here are some pros:
- you don’t have to sand before you paint (do I need any other pros? no sanding required? SIGN ME UP!)
- no stripping or priming required either; thank you jesus.
- super forgiving paint and easy to use
- cheap, chip brushes will do the trick
- it is a non-toxic paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odor-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Yay!
- the color options are dreamy! they have best neutral shades, very french country, muted tones – love it.
- it’s not cheap paint (but well worth the investment!). I bought 1 qt of paint for $38 and the wax for $28- a little bit does go a long way.
- clean the piece of furniture really well before starting.
- make sure to work in a well ventilated area
- shake the paint up really well
- make sure to work in a room temperature area (too hot, or too cold isn’t ideal for painting conditions)
- remove all hardware before you begin painting
That’s it! It’s pretty simple paint and looks gorgeous in person. Here are the color options:
I picked French Linen – I pretty much have an obsession with all things grey, and this was no exception. It’s such a pretty color, and a great decision.
I added some Martha Stewart brass knobs that I purchased from Home Depot to give it more of a modern touch. I love how it turned out. I still need to figure out what to display on each shelf, but that’ll come in time.
Hope you like it! Have a great day.