How Using Chalk Paint For Painting Old Furniture
Is The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!!
I just did a diy project using chalk paint and it turned out amazing! If I do say so myself 🙂
So here’s the skinny on using chalk paint … I love painting old furniture! I love the transformation and turning what’s old and out dated into something modern and chic! What I don’t like is having to sand off or strip the old finish, having to sand between coats, dealing with the messy yellowing polyurethanes! And did I mention the horrible odors?? I cringe just thinking about it!
While out antiquing one day out on the shoreline, I found a great little resale shop called The Madison Exchange! (Cute play on words ). He had all these gorgeous painted old furniture pieces.
I asked him if he did the painting and what he used. He told me all about this new paint called Chalk paint by Annie Sloan. He even gave me a some tips for using chalk paint.
I recently did a kitchen-dining room makeover for the my most amazing clients Olga and Lou! After a complete gut, finally came the time for decorating and adding the “pretty”. Olga didn’t have a place to store her china and really needed some extra storage. We opted for a buffet instead of a hutch so we could add pretty items on it and above it. I think a hutch is more limiting, plus I knew a mirror over a buffet would help the room to appear larger.
I found this antique buffet at a resale shop for less than $200 and decided to paint it using chalk paint! I sent Olga lot’s of pictures from Pinterest and Google Images to show her what it could look like painted (check out my pins on Pinterest) and she loved the idea! Lou was a little skeptical 🙂 but he went along with the idea.
A few of my inspiration pictures!
Interested in how to make chalk paint? Go here to learn.