When I was contacted to see if I wanted to try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I was SOO excited. I have seen this paint all over blogland and have heard such great things about it! Irene sent me a book, Old White paint, Duck Egg paint and the soft wax. She also linked to a THIS video that helped too.
I decided to paint this sofa table that Cody had before we were married. It is very traditional and I knew if I messed it up then I wouldn't be upset because I have never really liked it anyways.
When I put the first coat on, I knew I was going to love this paint. It goes on so smooth!
It also dries so fast which is very nice. I was able to put two coats of paint and one coat of wax on in one day. The picture below is one coat.
After I had two coats on (in the picture below) I applied the wax by following the directions on the can. It was also very easy and it really transformed the piece.
After the wax completely dried I used 150 grit sand paper and distressed it in a few places. I went with a light distressed look. The sand paper was like slicing butter. This paint is made for distressing although you do not have to distress your pieces. The paint just makes it so easy for you if you want to.
I applied another coat of wax after the distressing since this table kind of gets a lot of wear.
I absolutely LOVE the look! If you have an eagle eye you will notice I turned the table around. I had no idea the back side didn't have that scalloped edge. :) Now I love it even more.
Cody gave me the biggest compliment when he said it looked professional and then said, "maybe you should do the end table too." I really cannot take the credit though because it is almost impossible to mess up with this paint!
And here is a real life shot of my living room the day I painted it. ;) I really do not think that boy is happy unless he is in the middle of a mess.
I've painted some candle sticks too and have played around with the Duck Egg color, which is so pretty! I can't wait to show you those pieces too!