Sunday, June 12, 2011

Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint

I am still drooling over my most recent splurge, Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint! Not to be confused with chalkboard paint, Chalk Paint is a quick and simple way to give your furniture an “antique look” in just two coats! Chalk paint is a water-based, low odor paint that bonds to any (interior or exterior) surface so well that it doesn't require sanding or primer. The finish is flat and chalky, but shine and protection can be added by applying a coat of wax. 

 Matt's Grandad made these pieces of furniture for Matt when he was 12 years old!

One of my other favorite things about this paint is how well it distresses.  When you distress latex paint, it rolls and peels off unless it has cured for over a month. I sanded all my furniture just hours after I painted it and the chalk paint comes off in a fine powder, so it looks natural. 

{Note: You may experience a little sticker shock when you see that the paint is over $30/quart, but it goes a long way, no primer is required and you'll love the results.}

Off to paint another piece!...xoxo


  1. Ms. Charm- thanks for sharing your insight on this paint. It made for a fantastic pastoral finish for your chest of drawers! Btw, nice call on the wine-while-painting! -JS

  2. So glad you introduced me to this paint - I love that older, vintage distressed look.

    You asked me about adding text to photos ... I use Picnik ( to edit and add text. It is a truly awesome -- and FREE! -- service.

    By the way, not sure if you noticed, but your email address is not tied to your comments, so if you ever want folks to be able to respond right to you from email, you can easily set your account up that way. It's a huge plus (I think!) If you want to know how to, just email me at april @ alizdesigns {dot} com. :) I'll walk ya thru it!


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