The latest trend in chalk paint DIY has left us swooning over the many possibilities of revamping old furniture with a lick of paint. Annie Sloan is the trendsetter in this arena and today we’re sharing some of our favourite Annie Sloan transformations to inspire your own classic challk paint DIYs.
Wardrobes take up a lot of precious bedroom real estate and if they’re big and brown they can dominate the space in a pretty unpleasant way. There are a myriad of painterly decorative effects you can achieve with Chalk Paint – but for Annie Sloan it’s most powerful when used to turn functional but ugly furniture into something harmonious, which can be enjoyed rather than endured. Have you painted something in your home which was not to your taste, but was a useful piece of furniture, and then fallen in love with it after a coat of Chalk Paint?
We love this wardrobe (below) painted in Chalk Paint in Old White by Christen of Blue Egg Brown Nest.
Another French rustic look for you! This is the French style gilded mirror from Annie Sloan’s book, Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture. She used Chalk Paint in Old White, Primer Red and a few sheets of Metal Leaf in Brass to create an authentic look of faded grandeur. Click here for a step-by-step.
There’s also a very beautiful chest of drawers on her page well worth checking out.
Svenska Blue is a crisp and cool toned blue-grey, evocative of the colours seen throughout Swedish manor houses in the 17th and 18th Century.
Chicago Grey is a cool, fresh and modern grey, with a hint of blue. Suggestive of the architecture in Chicago. A perfect neutral for industrial interiors, or muted Scandinavian styling.
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