Have you ever heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? It’s kind of amazing. I saw a great ASCP tutorial on youtube and was introduced to Blue Egg Brown Nest and her awesome DIY style. She rocks the refinishing business.
So here we go – you don’t have to sand and prime furniture and such to paint it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Do you know how awful it would be to try to sand down all those spindles in the pressed back chairs we need for our farmhouse table? Well it doesn’t come cheap but it dries quickly and is perfect for what we needed here. Most people use the annie sloan clear and dark wax over the paint but my sweet hubs is getting good with the glaze mixture and finishing that way so we stuck with what we knew worked for us. We (meaning hubs) did spray a polyurethane finish in the end just for a little more protection. I mean really – we have 3 boys… Do you know what the table and area around it looks like after 3 boys finish a meal? Sheesh!
I’m a little bit obsessed with gray and yellow these days. We did the newest nursery in those colors and I couldn’t be happier! So after perusing Pinterest (there’s his favorite word again) in the OB office one afternoon – we ended up with Arles… The yellow is a lot brighter until you add the wax or glaze in our case.
Here’s an idea of Arles:
Can you imagine how pretty it will be with our gray walls and wood wall? Aaaaaahhhh… Ok back from daydreaming….
I wiped them all down. Hubs sprayed them with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (which you can spray by the way). I distressed them with the random orbital sander (how do you like the proper tool name hubs?). Next up Corey, my sweet hubs glazed them and then when they cured he sprayed them with polyurethane to protect our nicely distressed finished.
Yes I visited these lovely chairs in the basement before they were cured enough to bring upstairs to the dining room… Don’t you just love a painted/distressed/glazed finish? I’m a wee bit obsessed.
And even better –
Seriously loving the results! Now to finish dreaming up the plans for our new super tall china cabinet…