I just recently got my hands on this beautiful new book by Annie Sloan…
Have you guys heard of Annie Sloan? If not, she’s the brains behind Chalk Paint - a decorative paint developed for furniture, floors, and walls. The paint has a super matte—almost chalky—finish.
I had a fabulous time sitting in the backyard devouring this book. There are tons of inspiring projects that I happily browsed…
There are 40 step-by-step projects showing how to use Chalk Paint to create a variety of different looks – from really French styles, to more shabby chic, to country looks. The claim to fame with chalk paint is that it can be applied directly to surfaces without sanding or priming (hallelujah!), and will adhere to pretty much anything – wood, plastic, stone, brick, concrete, and metal. It’s low VOC, and dries quickly into that matte finish.
A few of my fave projects… how amazing is this copper claw foot tub?
The green and gold combination here is sooooo lovely.
Annie Sloan stockists and workshops can be found on Annie’s web site: www.anniesloan.com
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and more
by Annie Sloan
CICO Books, $28.95 CD; www.cicobooks.com
Photo credit: Photography by Christopher Drake
*Disclaimer: This book was received complimentary, but all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own!*
Have you guys used Chalk Paint before? I have seen lots of other bloggers who have done some amazing makeovers with it. I am picturing a gorgeous turquoise chest of drawers with glass knobs…. !