Tuesday, May 19, 2015
My Latest Chalk Paint Project
I'm learning new things about using chalk paint, every time I paint. I am a fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint and love the many colors that are available. I was able to purchase two new colors with some money that was gifted to me for Mother's Day. I chose Old White and French Linen.
We have lots of wood furniture - oak mostly - that we have had for many years. They are in really good shape but need a bit of freshening up, and you all know by now how I love to change things up around here!
I decided to do one of my end tables in French Linen. It is a grey tone, and it is not a color I have used in my home before, but I have seen many project painted in this color and new I would like it. It has a vintage feel.
I lightly distressed just the edges of the table top.
I bought 300 grit sandpaper and after I waxed the table I used the sandpaper and got a very soft to the touch finish!
I took these photos in the afternoon with the sun streaming through the windows. At night with just the ambient lighting the color is much darker.
I will be doing more projects with this color in the future. Have you used chalk paint before? I know that Dotsie has. She did a wonderful buffet for her dining room recently.
Now to figure out what to use the Old White on.....
For more information on chalk paint check out my Pinterest board Chalk Paint.