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I have picked up a new hobby – painting furniture. Refinishing and painting furniture can breathe new life into an outdated piece, bringing it from old and boring to modern and contemporary.

So I’m thrilled to join a talented group of women to share our Furniture Refresh projects on a monthly basis!

Furniture Refresh bloggers

Furniture Refresh

I am teaming up with five other fabulous bloggers for our first ever Monthly Furniture Refresh Challenge! A big thank you to Michele at Shelstring for organizing this fun challenge. As you know, my new hobby is refinishing furniture. I love breathing new life into old furniture. These other bloggers enjoy it too, so please do visit their links to see what they’ve come up with.

  1. C’Mon Get Crafty

  2. Homespun Hydrangea

  3. Our Crafty Mom

  4. *Me*

  5. A Purdy Little House

  6. Shelstring

 

Furniture Refresh bloggers

Painting Furniture

How easy is it to paint furniture? It’s surprisingly easy, depending on the paint you use. Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan doesn’t require any sanding or priming. It’s easy to use, quick to dry and can use the paint with a variety of paint techniques. It has a velvety, ultra matte finish and comes in an array of gorgeous colours.

I needed a new foyer table and knew that I would like to find a used piece to refinish. After some searching, I found this antique front hall table and decided to paint it in Old White.

Here is the before piece:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before

Here is a photo of the table after painting two coats but before waxing:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint after two coats unwaxed

Here is a photo of the table after painting applying clear soft wax, and a tiny amount of dark soft wax:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Painted Old White

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Painted Old White

Refinishing Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

I hope you enjoyed this challenge as much as we enjoyed participating! Come back every first Friday of the month for our Renew*Refresh*Restyle Furniture Challenge.

 

Painting Furniture with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan

Like I need another hour in the day, I’ve picked up a new hobby – painting furniture. Refinishing and/or painting furniture can breathe new life into an outdated piece, bringing it from old and boring to modern and contemporary.

Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan is a versatile paint that would work beautifully on furniture without priming or sanding. It’s easy to use, quick to dry and can use the paint with a variety of paint techniques. It has a velvety, ultra matte finish and comes in an array of gorgeous colours.

How easy is it to paint furniture? So easy! You can use Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan to reveal the grain in wood creates a classic rustic look with an ultra-thin layer of paint, or paint a piece of furniture several coats for a smooth finish. Or you can achieve a vintage look, or a rustic chipped look – depending on the furniture you are refinishing.

I needed a new foyer table and knew that I would like to find a used piece to refinish. After some searching, I found this antique front hall table.

After looking through the Chalk Paint™ colours, I knew I wanted to do a vintage look on this piece. My hallway is quite narrow so I wanted a lighter colour to open up the space. So I decided on Old White.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint swatch

 

Here is the before piece:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before

Here is a photo of the table after painting two coats but before waxing:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint after two coats unwaxed

Here is a photo of the table after painting applying clear soft wax, and a tiny amount of dark soft wax:

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Painted Old White

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Table Painted Old White

Refinishing Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Before and After

ENTER TO WIN

Enter to win an Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack! Containing everything needed to create a small project, such as a chair or bedside table, the mini pack includes two small project pots of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan (100ml) – in colours of your own choice, 1 tin of Clear Soft Wax (125ml), 1 tin of Dark Soft Wax (125ml) and a small pure bristle brush. The Pack includes pointers for creating your own masterpiece, and more guidance is available on the Annie Sloan website and YouTube channels.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Mini Project Pack

The packs are approximately $100 and are available exclusively from Annie Sloan stockists and online. For further information visit www.anniesloan.com

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Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint