Right before Christmas I was shopping in a great little consignment store in Napa on Lincoln Street called Roost. It is so cute. I was looking around and all of a sudden to my surprise I saw a display of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Well in all the furniture and DIY blogs I read they are always talking about how amazing this paint is for painting furniture. Especially some of my favorite blogs, Centsational Girl and Miss Mustard Seed, . So of course I HAD to try it. My mom had found the cutest little magazine rack/table at a great price and has been wanting me to repaint it to go in her new bathroom.
I sanded it a little before I found the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Napa. With ASCP you do not need to sand first. I bought a great color called Old White. I also purchased some clear wax, dark wax and a special wax brush. I did everything in the house on a drop cloth. There is no odor and easy clean up.
I applied it with a regular paint brush at first then used a sponge brush for the little feet and rounded edges. The top of this table was made of 2 pieces of wood with a seam down the middle that was cracking when it dried so is decided to just go with it and added Martha Stewart Crackle Medium to the top before the final coat. It dries in no time at all so within an hour I was brushing on a thin coat of the clear wax. Next comes the fun part, sanding. You may be cringing but it really was fun! All I did was use a little sand paper on the edges where I wanted the worn look and it just rubs off into a soft chalk. I applied another coat of clear wax and then took a little dark wax and applied it where I wanted the darker look. I emphasize a little because a little goes a very long way. When it was all done and dried it felt soft as butter and I love the way it turned out.
A picture of the top with the Martha Stewart Crackle Medium
It was so nice how a little of the dark wax went in to enhance the crackle effect.
I am looking forward to a lot of new adventures with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I can’t wait to share!!
Have a great day!!