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!

51 comments:

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to try the chalk paint. Look forward to seeing more projects!

Tiff said...

I love chalk paint! I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with it! I have never used it for furniture! X

Deborah said...

Did you say chalk paint is in?!
Ill be right over!!
Lol
I cant wait to try this paint too Amanda!
I love the duck blue and the gray...thats the colours Id love too!
Wow! Your sneak peek looks fabulous!!

Deborah xoxo

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Amanda....I'm just dyin' to try that chalk paint!!! The colors are so soft and pretty! Ordering some is definitely on my "MUST" list! Your projects are just beautiful!

xoxo laurie

Mona Kay at Home said...

Gorgeous!! They look so pretty, don't you just LOVE chalk paint?? There aren't enough weekends...pretty soon everything in my house will be covered!

I get mine from Classic Wall Finishes too..they're the best!!

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