Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Maiden Voyage Part 1

Guess what I will be doing this weekend? Lord willing, I will be giving Annie Sloan Chalk Paint a try on several pieces of old furniture! Have you heard of it? Supposedly, it sticks to any surface without sanding or priming, and is the perfect paint for a distressed, shabby chic look. I would say that I have an eclectic style that incorporates industrial chic with a little farmhouse. I'm not up for heavy distressing...just a lived in feel for some pieces that are otherwise looking dull and lifeless.

Some examples of pieces I like online:

From Perfectly Imperfect...

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

From Silver Pennies...

Provence blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dining table

From The Crafty Monkey...

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I'm planning on using Pure White (but questioning it, and thinking about it Old White), Ambusson Blue, and French Linen (that I plan to mix with white). I plan to use clear wax on everything, and lightly distressing all pieces.

 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Here are some pieces I'm planning to paint:

These two craigslist finds that I've had FOREVER...what color?

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This was our kitchen island before we did the kitchen remodel...blue maybe?

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Two World Market bookshelves I've turned into a coffee bar...a lighter warm gray maybe?!? Photo Sep 20, 7 54 58 AM

...and my poor dining table, damaged that time when my toddler lit a dry eraser on fire...white?

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...and, don't know if I'll be brave enough to paint my armoire. I do love it as is. Oh--and the bull skull was just begging me to take him home from the shop next to the paint store. $50. It's worth it to me, at least. :)

Maiden Voyage with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Part 1

Photo Sep 19, 1 25 20 PMI'll be pinning more examples and ideas on Pinterest, so follow my board there!