Using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is easy to do and produces beautiful results. We have a few basic tips to share with you on using Chalk Paint®
and Chalk Paint® Wax
- Chalk Paint® is typically applied by brush. Enjoy your painting and don’t be shy – apply the paint liberally. Some brush marks showing in the finish can be part of the look.
- If you want to make a color paler, add Old White or Pure White. Old White will give the color a softer, more vintage feel, and Pure White will make the color more modern.
- Chalk Paint® Wax is the perfect complement for Chalk Paint®. In fact, we’d say it’s an essential partner! It adds durability, deepens the colors, and gives a very slight sheen.
In honor of Canada Day, which is just around the corner on Saturday, July 1, we’re featuring a great project (several, actually!) by Ottawa stockist Katrina Barclay of Malenka Originals. Katrina and her team collaborated with several local furniture painters in her area to use Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!
Says Katrina, “I lived outside Canada for eight years before becoming an Annie Sloan Stockist. Although I loved living abroad and having new experiences in other countries, I’m so happy to be back home. There’s the obvious things I love about this country – the nature, the open space, the peace and safety we enjoy. But there are a lot of other reasons I’m proud to be a Canadian: universal healthcare, one-year maternity leave for new mothers, and that we’re a welcoming place for others – we took in over 45,000 refugees in 2016 alone. Oh, and there’s also poutine and maple syrup. I love those too!”
Read on to see some of the great pieces from Katrina’s Pieces of Canada project…
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.
Read on for the full how-to…