Monday, June 20, 2011
Chalk Paint Is Here!
After reading so many wonderful things about Annie Sloan's new Chalk Paint, I had to give it try. I was so excited when I opened my package today and could not resist painting two pieces of furniture on the spot! I was not sure that Chalk Paint would be all it was hyped up to be, but it really is wonderful! I loved that I did not have to sand or primer the furniture first. What a time saver! I bought the chalk paint brushes too and they worked great, leaving a very smooth finish with only one coat of paint. Did I mention that I really liked skipping the sanding and priming. I just jumped right in and started painting! The transformation was so fast, it was like an instant reward. I ordered my Chalk Paint from Classic Wall Finishes and I was impressed with their customer service and how inexpensive their shipping was for a large order (7 cans of paint only cost $17 in shipping).
Here is a sneak peek of a night stand (duck egg blue) and side table (Paris gray) I painted today. The duck egg blue and Paris gray are both very pretty, matte colors. I also ordered old white and country gray. I still need to apply the wax over the paint and I will post full before and after pictures, once I am done.
I am going to be using this paint on several big projects coming up too. My neighbor is moving into a brand new, beautiful home and she hired me to give her furniture a makeover before they move in. She ordered primer red, versailles, and graphite chalk paint. I am looking forward to trying out the bolder colors and, of course, I will keep you all updated as I go!