Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint

I sense a new obsession in blog land. And there is much ado about it. I just got mine and I’ve started to use it but my piece of furniture isn’t done yet so I’m finding myself looking at all of your pieces that ARE finished. ( I have a hard time finishing something once I start it – hmmmm…maybe it has something to do with being a wife and mom to two kids under the age of 9?) Anywho back to the subject at hand – Chalk Paint! There seems to be conflicting opinions, mainly having to do with price and availability. But I say if you’ve ever sanded, primed and then painted a piece of furniture you will appreciate the time and cost of Chalk Paint! I want something done and I want it done pretty quickly because as I mentioned earlier I am a mom and wife first before all of this antiquing, painting, junking, picking love affair business! So here are some posts I’ve found about Chalk Paint.

Fabulous secretary from Maison Decor. I’m now on the lookout for one for myself.

From Perfectly Imperfect in Duck Egg Blue
Dining room chair from My Art’s Desire.

And of course here is the reigning queen of Chalk paint, Miss Mustard Seed. Both corner cabinets and dresser have been painted in chalk paint.

 And this old farm table is probably my most fav from Miss Mustard. I adore it.

Now I have heard some conflicting comments around blog land. Some say that it wipes off too easily with water, but I did read that it has to “cure” for a few day before you attempt to wipe with a wet rag. I recently painted a chair with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint that I’m also reupholstering (which by the way is almost done I’m just waiting – between my hubs being sick and now me – for a trip to Home Depot for a pneumatic staple gun). It went on like a dream with virtually no drips and dried uber fast! I then dry brushed it the next day and it looks amazing. Oh and another comment I read was the lack of colors available. But I did hear that they are releasing more colors soon. Most stockists are back ordered but eventually get the product out to you. It is expensive but well worth it in time and money as there is no sanding, priming and it covers with less coats. So that said I pretty much love it.  Oh and I did hear as well that when doing a second coat it “grabs” for more paint. I can see that point as there is no slickness to it at all.

Anyway, order yourself some chalk paint – you’ll be glad you did!



p.s. any suggestions on that pneumatic staple gun?

Stockists of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint

House of Anne
Anne Skougard in Canyon Lake, California
Phone: 951-244-9968    951-385-6745

Patty Seaman
Classic Wall Finishes
Little Silver, New Jersey

Southern Institute of Faux Finishing
Virginia Weathersby in Brandon, Mississippi
Phone: 601-919-FAUX

Faux Works
Barbara Skivington in High Point, NC
Phone: 336-841-0130

WonderFaux Studio
Michelle Delgado
12919 Southwest Freeway
Suite 120
Stafford, Texas 77477
Phone: 281-242-4937

WonderFaux Studio
Michelle Delgado in Houston, Texas
Phone: 281-242-4937

Lily Lane Home
Robin and Brittany Lynn Muller in Waco, Texas
Phone: 281-702-2866

I received mine from Anne (different lady) in Canyon Lake California. She was very sweet and kept me up to date on the whereabouts of my paint.

2 thoughts on “Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint

  1. Pretty Unique Furniture

    Your chair is lovely, good idea about putting the white over it. Like you, I just had to get some of this paint, but I am still struggling with it’s texture…a bit more practice needed for me maybe 🙂


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