Maybe I should have titled this post why I love Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I’ve experimented with it several times on smaller items, such as my kitchen canisters, on these candlesticks and on a curbside chair I picked up. The chair and the canisters get a ton of everyday use, and have help up without so much as a scratch. Because of the durability, I decided to use it on another chair makeover. I bought these two chairs at Home Goods. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen these already, although it was almost a year ago. I’ve just finally gotten around to painting them.
When painting, I prefer to use these sponge brushes if i can, because they don’t leave any brush strokes. You can see this one has gotten a lot of use. I painted these chairs with three coats of the chalk paint. The post I shared about painting the kitchen canisters has instructions on how to use chalk paint, so I won’t repeat that here.
What I do want to talk about this time is another reason why I love this paint in addition to the durability. When painting with regular paint, if you get sloppy and leave brush strokes – or worse – paint drips, you are basically stuck with them. I don’t know about you, but after painting for a while I usually do get sloppy near the end when it matters most.
This is not a problem with chalk paint, because you can sand it down to a smooth finish. I wanted to lightly distress these chairs, so I sanded a little more in some spots than others. I took some before and after sanding pictures to show you the difference.
Another thing I really love, that doesn’t show well in these pictures is the sheen you get after applying the clear wax. It’s a very subtle sheen that really gives a finish like no other. This post is not sponsored by Annie Sloan in any way, I just really love this paint. I am now seriously considering using it to paint my kitchen cabinets.
The ladder back chairs are definitely an improvement from when I had my kitchen chairs in my family room temporarily. Next the black table is getting a little makeover. I plan to get to that soon and not a year from now! Hopefully!
If you have used Annie Sloan Chalk paint on cabinets, I’d love to hear about it!
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