torsdag, juli 26, 2012
Many a time have I admired those who with just a lick of paint seem to be able to transform even the dullest piece of furniture into something quite different and delectable. Yet just the idea of sanding down, priming and then adding several coats of paint seemed daunting enough for me ever to give it a go.
Not to mention the hundreds of different colours, with all their various hues, to choose from. But this was before I discovered Annie Sloan´s chalk paints. Voilà, a whole new different world was opened before my very eyes.
First of all, you can apply chalk paint directly onto varnished or previously painted furniture (even metal and plastic!) without sanding and priming. You just apply a coat or two of paint (which dries in an hour), then distress it (if you feel so inclined) and wax it. Easy peasy.
Chalk paint is water based, has now smell and comes in the most delicious "French" colours. I have painted my previously BB (boring brown) coffee table with Paris Grey diluted with Old White. And I have to say I am most pleased with the result.
Chalk paint has changed the way I look at furniture, and now no BB furniture of mine is safe any more...