This side table was badly scratched and abused when I got it. It must have spent some time in a teenager’s room because it had their latest crush etched into one of the legs… “I <3 …” I get so sad when I see beautiful furniture neglected so badly!
I spent a good amount of time sanding and knew I wanted this to be my first experience with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I received. Since there are no stockists near me (Boo), I had to order the paint online. Go HERE to find your nearest ASCP retailer.
I gave it 2-3 coats of paint depending on the area and did a little distressing. (The heavily-sanded spots seemed to absorb the paint more.) Here it is after the first coat:
It looks a little light but the color deepened after the second coat, and became much richer after I applied the AS clear wax. Finally I used some metallic Sahara Gold craft paint to paint the bottom sections of the legs, giving it a “gold dipped” look which I love.
Here she is in all her finished glory… and no more bearing the scars of a furniture-abusing teenager’s angst.
This Provence color reminds me of Tiffany blue… aka robin’s egg blue… my favorite!
For once, the hardware didn’t need any cleaning or replacing – I was so relieved.
This table is currently for sale in my booth.
As for my first experience with chalk paint and wax, so far I really like working with them. After I use it on more projects then maybe I’ll do a full review for you. 😉
Have you used chalk paint? What do you think of it? I’d love to hear!
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