About 6 years ago my family and I were able to move (by God’s grace) into a home 3x bigger than our last one! Now you might think – Wow, that’s a nice problem to have but people! Furniture is expensive! Plus my kids were still young and I didn’t want to wrap everything in plastic! I’m an avid magazine reader, especially of the home decor variety. I was reading my Country Living magazine when I saw a picture/article about the transformation of an old piece of furniture with the use of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The following day or so I started searching for a local Annie Sloan stockist. I founda shop called Suite Pieces located in Huntington Station, NY. **Side Note** If you are in the area-stop in- you won’t be disappointed! They offer classes/ workshops and have all the supplies you need to get started.**
Ok back to my story…I was a bit surprised at the price of the paint but I peeled the price tag off and a picked my first piece of my already owned furniture to paint. See Below…
What I love about this paint is that you don’t need to sand down and remove the pre-existing finish. All you do is wipe it down with soap and water to remove dust and grime. Let it dry, then get to work! I used 2 different colors here. Pure white and Duck Egg. After all coats and you have added any decorative touches (ie. distressing etc.) let the piece dry for at least a day then coat it with the Annie Sloan wax. Go to the Annie Sloan website for waxing tips- its super easy.
I have painted so many pieces of furniture in my home I have literally lost count!
True story- when I bought the paint I peeled the price tag off to hide it from my husband because I was afraid he was going to say it was too much. After he saw how wonderful the results were, he encouraged me to continue on! The pictures below are of pieces I have painted. Hope this inspires you to reimagine what you already own or to hit your local yard sale or thrift shop for inexpensive pieces to paint!
Now I have a house (and basement) bursting with furniture that costs only a fraction to furnish!
These chairs I had from another set.
Purchased this beauty in a natural wood from a FB yard sale page.
This little cabinet purchased from a yard sale.
This one was fished out of the trash!