Annie Sloan and my garden table diy restoration project.
Annie Sloan chalk paint, those little pots of joy have eluded me so far, until last week that is! Yes, I know I am late to the party on this one, you see I am not a fan of ‘shabby chic’ and associate chalk paint with that style genre. However, I should know better by now ie. to ‘never judge a paint pot by its label’ or words to that effect?
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
The choice of colours, the deep pigments, the ease of use, the fun to be had from mixing the colours, how did I miss all this? As for those beautiful wooden bristle brushes, I am well and truly hooked. The chalk paints remind me of the powder paints we had at primary school. You could mix them with water do you remember? Thinly for a wash and thicker for a textural effect with a deeper colour. Marvellous fun…
The chalk paints remind me of the powder paints we had at primary school…
I had very kindly been invited to spend the day in Oxford last month, to attend an Annie Sloan workshop. Unfortunately, my car let me down and I was unable to go, so the girls sent me awith colours picked to suit me (they knew I loved blue)
Garden table diy restoration project.
Our garden table was looking rather grotty, after spending the winter months outside. So, I decided to spruce it up and make it Easter ready. Marc made it a few years ago, from an old singer sewing machine treadle base and some scrap wood. Last year it was painted white, this year it’s going to be Napoleonic Blue.
I brushed it off gave it a light sanding and off I went…it took me less than an hour chalk paint dries very fast!
I added some rustic styling with some ‘secret garden’ rusty keys. So what do you think?
I have yet to wax it and I may give it another sanding or I may just leave it as is. Meanwhile I’m eyeing up some old plant pots to paint next. I guess you could say I have the ‘AS bug’ aka the Annie Sloan bug?
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