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Updating Your Outdoor Accessories with Chalk Paint®

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Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan can easily transform your outdoor accessories. Chalk Paint® adheres to most surfaces, including terracotta and cement, and it can give your urns and planters a brand new finish. It is also quick drying, so your projects will be done in no time. Ahead, we are going to show you three easy ways to take your planters from drab to fab!

Using Chalk Paint® and dirt on your urn

This technique comes from Annie Sloan’s book, Creating the French Look. While Annie’s project was transforming a beautiful 18th-century wooden cherub, this tutorial shows you how to easily achieve a similar look on ordinary stone urns and statuaries found out your local garden center. Here’s how we adapted her method:

To duplicate this finish you will need:

• Chalk Paint® in Old White
Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush
• Potting soil

Steps

1. Paint your statue or urn all over with Chalk Paint® in Old White, using the tips of your Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush to push the paint into the recesses. The next step needs to be done while the paint is wet, so make sure to work in manageable areas if painting a larger object.

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Update Your Bedroom Furniture With Chalk Paint®

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We previously showed you how to update your bedroom linens with Chalk Paint®. Now, we  are going to show you how to update your bedroom furniture with various Chalk Paint® techniques to complete the look!

For this project, we decided to use Annie Sloan’s signature two-colored distressed finish.  This technique allows you to easily reveal underlying colors by distressing the edges and any raised areas.

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Using Chalk Paint® on bedroom linens

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There’s just something so wonderful about making hand dyed or painted linens for your home. It adds instant personality and interest to any bedroom, and it’s lots of fun!

January is traditionally known for its “White Sales” when you can find some great pricing on bedroom linens.  Whether you’ve purchased new linens or you’re looking to freshen your existing ones, keep reading for fun and easy methods for personalizing your bedroom linens with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

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