I love the look of layered paint and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint layering technique is not just beautiful, it is art, I was introduced to Annie Sloan via one of her books that I stocked in my shop in 2008. I loved the look and how wonderful the paint was to distress but when I asked all my local paint suppliers and they had never heard of it.
Then in 2010 I found Miss Mustard Seed‘s Blog and she was talking about Annie Sloan and Chalk Paint on her blog and I found a way to purchase me some chalk paint.
I looked into becoming a stockist but the timing wasn’t right so since then a local stockist popped up and I get what I need locally. I am using more and more Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint [I am a retailer for this great stuff] but there are pieces that I like to paint in chalk paint.
A loved this commode and had visions of keeping it but alas the “Little House Too Much Furniture Syndrome” has shown its ugly head again and I am purging!
I first cleaned the piece really well with tsp and let it dry in the sun. Next a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint -Provence. I took it to two shows just like that but nobody seemed interested although I did keep the piece in the back of the booth because I knew it wasn’t finished. I knew I wanted to add old- white for some layering Annie Sloan Chalk Paint but the local store was sold out.
I used to use an electric sander to distress but I now do it all by hand and I like the look much more.
Here is another piece where I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint layering. This piece came to us light blue and we painted it old white and then while distressing discovered a layer of green and a bottom layer of white over golden oak! 5 Layers WOW!
Love the layering and the greatest original hardware ever! We said our goodbyes at Brimfield and this piece now resides at BU in a dorm room!
Painted furniture is here to stay and even though the distressing process has seen a bit of change, the customer comments at my shows this year have shown me it is not going away too soon either!
Most of the projects I have going now are with layering paint both Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Layering.