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Quick & Easy Step-by-Step with Annie Sloan’s Mini Project Pack

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[This post was originally published on Annie Sloan’s blog, Paint and Colour. You can read the original post here.]

Quick & Easy Step-by-Step with Annie Sloan's Mini Project Pack

This little side table is one of a pair that I’d recently acquired. Pieces like these are easy to come across and many people will already have something similar in their homes. They’re often finished in that orangey pine that people have fallen out of love with, which makes them the perfect candidate for a new year makeover using just a little Chalk Paint®!

Quick & Easy Step-by-Step with Annie Sloan's Mini Project Pack

And when I say a little paint, I really mean it – it took just a couple of my small project pots to do the whole piece! If you were lucky enough to receive one of my Mini Project Packs over the holiday season and are looking for inspiration of how to use it, I hope this helps.

At this time of year, the colours that I start to use in my work are rich, earthy, warm and full of depth. They comfort me and give me that little injection of earthy nature that I so long for in the dark winter months, which is why I’ve chosen to use Amsterdam Green and Aubusson Blue on this piece – two colours that work beautifully especially with the injection of Black Chalk Paint® Wax, which really brings out those deep jewel tones whilst highlighting the texture of the paintwork.

Or course you don’t have to use these colours, and with my Mini Project Pack you choose the colours to suit your taste.

For this makeover, you will need:

  1. Start by removing the drawers from the shell of the piece and paint the front of the drawers in Aubusson Blue using a Pure Bristle Brush. Apply the paint thickly, moving the brush in all different directions to create that gorgeous texture that my coloured Chalk Paint® Waxes thrive on.
  2. Paint the shell of the piece in Amsterdam Green – again applying the paint thickly, moving the brush in all different directions.
  3. Once the paint is completely dry, apply Clear Chalk Paint® Wax. Make sure you work the wax into the surface and wipe away any excess with a lint free cloth. Using one of my wax brushes makes it really easy to get the wax in to all that gorgeous brushwork.
  4. While the Clear Chalk Paint® Wax is still wet, begin to apply Black Chalk Paint® Wax. Work the wax in to the surface – pushing it in to the crevices in the paint and surface, and then, use Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to gently wipe away any excess of Black Chalk Paint® Wax. If you apply too much Black Chalk Paint® Wax, don’t worry – the Clear Chalk Paint® Wax acts like an eraser and can remove it.

And there you have it! I’d love to see how you’ve used your Mini Project Packs, so please tag me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Yours,
Annie

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10 Best of 2016

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As excited as we are to ring in the new year in just a few short days, it’s time to reflect on 2016. This year was a great one – we showcased lots of fabulous consumer and stockist projects, from an ombré dresser-turned-changing table to dying all sorts of fabric (from curtains to clothes!). Below we’re sharing 10 of our most popular posts from throughout the year. Which one is your favorite?

10. Ombré dresser-turned-changing table

Ombré dresser-turned-changing table

9. Introducing Giverny!

Introducing Giverny!

8. Woodland fairytale wedding shoot

Woodland fairytale wedding shoot

7. An armoire fit for a princess

An armoire fit for a princess

6. #MoreThanPaint

#MoreThanPaint

5. Chevron sideboard

Chevron sideboard

4. Pin-spiring buffets

Pin-spiring buffets

3. Drop cloth curtain

Drop cloth curtain

2. Chalk Paint®: it’s to dye for!

Chalk Paint®: it's to dye for!

1. 5 best apps for furniture painters

5 best apps for furniture painters

What projects do you have planned for 2017?

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Annie Sloan’s Christmas Shelfie – Easy Holiday DIY Ideas

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Annie Sloan's Christmas Shelfie - Six Easy Holiday DIY Ideas

With Christmas just over a week away, you may be in need of some last minute decorating ideas… As always, look no further than Annie Sloan, who’s whipping up six easy DIY holiday projects – dubbed Christmas Shelfies – over on her blog this week!

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Introducing Amsterdam Green!

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2016 has been a great year for the Annie Sloan brand – we’ve launched a number of new products, including Black & White Chalk Paint® Wax, Coloured Linens, a new book and finally, three new Chalk Paint® colors: Giverny, Amsterdam Green and Honfleur!

A few months ago we shared some great Giverny inspiration and today we’re going to be sharing just a few of our favorite Amsterdam Green pieces done by Annie Sloan Stockists worldwide!

Introducing Amsterdam Green!Photo credit: Alabama, USA stockist Perfectly Imperfect

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An Armoire Fit for a Princess

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Today we’re sharing a beautiful armoire done in Antoinette, a soft pink that takes inspiration from 18th century French interiors. The formerly dull piece was transformed into something fit for a princess by North East, PA, USA stockist Dawn Van Scoter of Nine20 Furnishings & Design House.

An Armoire Fit For A Princess

Read on for the full how-to…

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Pin-spiring Buffets with Chalk Paint®

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As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, think about where you’re going to display your holiday spreads. For some of us, making sure everything looks nice is half the fun of hosting…but it can also be stressful. Why not give your buffet a makeover so that it’s picture perfect for your next holiday spread, be that for Thanksgiving or Christmas or really any old day of the week!

Pin-spiring Buffets with Chalk Paint®

Below are just a few of our favorites from Pinterest…

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Falling for Fall

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Falling for Fall - Fall-Inspired Chalk Paint® Projects

The quote above rings especially true this time of year as the leaves begin to turn and the temperatures begin to drop. It may take fall a bit longer to arrive here in New Orleans but we’re in full fall mode regardless of the heat! Read on to see a roundup of some of our favorite fall-inspired pieces…

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Introducing Giverny!

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Introducing Giverny

We’re so excited to announce that the first of three new Chalk Paint® colors, a brilliant blue called Giverny, is now available for purchase from your local stockist! The perfect color for a modern, contemporary palette, Giverny looks great with everything from bright, warm colors such as Barcelona Orange and Scandinavian Pink, to cool neutrals like Paloma and even greens from the Annie Sloan range.

Read on to see just a few of our favorite Giverny pieces done by Annie Sloan Stockists worldwide…

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Chalk Paint®: #MoreThanPaint

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Back in May, Annie introduced Black & White Chalk Paint® Waxes, and you may have visited your local stockist during Wax Week a few weeks ago! Today we’re sharing a fantastic project featuring Black Chalk Paint® Wax by stockist Natasha Shea of Love Street Vintage in Downington, PA, USA.

Antibes Green & Black Chalk Paint® Wax: A Match Made In Heaven

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Chalk Paint®: It’s To Dye For!

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When we’re not busy coming up with bad puns like the one above, we like to play around with Chalk Paint® to explore the endless possibilities it has to offer. So when Emily wanted to dye an old white dress she found in the back of her closet, we jumped on the opportunity and headed outside!

Chalk Paint®: It's To Dye For!

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