Annie Sloan: What To Chalk Paint in Isolation
While the world is still at pause, let’s stay home and enjoy some DIY with Chalk Paint® in our homes. Here we bring you inspiration from Annie Sloan, with some exciting projects to excite you while in isolation.
You can still view Annie Sloan’s Isolation Projects blog here for some innovative ideas or simply follow on for a truly jaw dropping kitchen make over (painted cabinets and tiles make this a totally holistic yet affordable alternative to a big refit), as well as some tips and tricks for outdoor projects now that summer is almost upon us, and a chest of drawers which will have you – and your kids – smiling. Enjoy!
A breathtaking kitchen makeover
This stunning Chalk Paint® kitchen makeover is by interiors guru Jessica Davis. Jess used Chalk Paint® in Pure on her top cupboards, a mixture of Provence and Chateau Grey to create that beautiful sage green on the lower cupboards, and the left over Pure with Graphite to bring some new life to the floor tiles!
From Chalk Paint® Lacquer in your kitchen to Chalk Paint® Lacquer in your garden! Annie Sloan has written a blog full of do’s and don’ts on using Chalk Paint® outdoors (click here), but it’s really very straightforward and the worst thing you can do is put it off any longer.
The fundamentals are: if it’s furniture and going to be touched, sat on, moved around a lot, etc, then Lacquer to protect. If it’s something like a brick wall or the side of a shed (i.e vertical facing so won’t suffer the effects of standing water or sun damage, and made of a porous material such as wood or brick) then you can simply Chalk Paint® and leave! Don’t use Chalk Paint® Wax outside, it won’t work.
Furniture can be art too
Just Restore seems a misnomer for this furniture painter, who does so much more than “Just Restore” pieces of furniture. As Sabah says, “art is not just for the walls” and her detailed, bright, colourful pieces are picture perfect proof of this philosophy!
Sabah mixed Chalk Paint® in Barcelona Orange, Provence, and English Yellow with Old White to create the playful pastel base on this chest of drawers – then handpainted the graphic cartoon design with Athenian Black. The details may be too ambitious for most of us to attempt but the colour mixing is fun and can be done with the kids themselves – giving them a real sense of ownership and pride in their bedroom spaces! Three coats of Chalk Paint® Lacquer ensure this piece will handle everything those children throw at it.
Find out more at Annie Sloan.
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