As you can see, my room is not painted yet, but I am continuing my goal of learning to paint furniture well. I am in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and want to learn to use it to improve some of the furniture in the house.
Kyle's desk is a hand me down, from Sarah, who got it from Nate, and I don't remember whether someone gave this to us or if we bought it at a yard sale. Anyway, it was thrashed. I had painted it white at some point but had neglected to do anything with it for years as you can see. So the other day I was at my friend's store Fresh Vintage by Amy and a sample pot of Annie Sloan's Florence caught my eye.
It's a small desk so I figured I could make the sample pot stretch to do the whole thing, but I was wrong. I went yesterday and bought a quart.
Here's what it looked like when I got started.
Kamryn loves to draw, can you tell? After wiping it down really well, I began painting.
I am in love with this color!
I didn't finish the desk yesterday, because after buying the paint, I came home to mow before a thunderstorm was due. I then went to get my haircut, much needed since I hadn't had even a trim since the week before Lindsay's wedding! Then we went to a friend's cello recital. He was great by the way! Yay, Max!
Today I have most of the day free. Just a cello lesson for Rachel in the afternoon. I am determined to finish the desk today. Oh, and Emma is in love with this color too, and has asked me to paint a small bookcase from her bedroom, which I am happy to do!
I watched a few YouTube tutorials by Annie Sloan and I really liked her too. Here is the link to her channel on YouTube, in case your interested. So inspirational and she has a great accent too!
Have you ever painted with Chalk Paint? Milk Paint? Let's chat about it!