Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

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.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

Annie Sloan Emperors Silk Painted Antique Chairs with Grain Sack Seats

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.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

Annie Sloan Louis Blue Painted Dresser

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.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Antibes Green

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.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint LayeringI waited all summer to get the old white and then was able to finish the piece for the September Brimfield Show.Consequently she now resides in someone else’s home!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

I used to use an electric sander to distress but I now do it all by hand and I like the look much more.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

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!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Layering

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.

I will be going to That DIY Showoff Party this weekend and Furniture Feature Party at Miss Mustard Seed’s so stop in over and get your creative juices flowing!