Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Four Words

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You've heard of this, right? If you have not; it is this paint, right,  that gives you this rich, purty color AND 1. you don't have to sand, prime, or anything. Just slap it on, let it dry and distress to your heart's content.  Say whaaat!
It is Le perfect for an easily distracted individual such as moi. I can slap on a coat when I get a surge of inspiration without having to do all that stupid prep work. Prep work is no fun. I reupholstered this chair that I got at Goodwill:

Close up shots! 

Everyone is going OOON and OOON about chalk paint, and you know what, they should. I am sooo on that bandwagon. If you're going for the distressed look, look no further. The folding chair was done in the first color I ordered, Paris Grey (are we surprised?)

I have since ordered Aubisson Blue and Old White. Everything is getting painted. It adheres to everything.  Plastic, other paint, metal, wood, veneer, toothpicks, meatballs. You name it.

 I'm gonna mix and match these things like it's my job. 

On house news, I haven't updated you because there's nothing really to update. Still working through the process, so we shall see! 

your delightfully delinquent blogger bud, or DDBB: 


  1. how big is the container of paint?

  2. The container is quart sized. And it's around $30. Totally expensive. Which is a bummer. On the upside you really don't need much. I used like a quarter inch of paint to paint the folding chair. I got mine from the Faux Finishing Institute:

    Hope that helps!

  3. Looks so good. Where did you order it from? I called a stockist in Tampa and I think I'll be getting it from her. I can't wait to try it.

  4. ooh, I can't wait to see what you do with it! See above- I got mine from the Faux Finishing Institute by mail order. Took about 4 days. I love that you can pretty much not screw up, since you can just paint over the paint if you don't like it.

  5. You had me at meatball. Ok, actually, you had me at the first picture. The color (it's like 'patina" in a can) + the distressing + the nailhead trim. AHHH! i NEED this stuff.... like yesterday. I'm going right now to put my order in.

  6. Liz. You must. I didn't even wax or glaze this chair at all. And this look/color is after about 1.5 coats, which dry to the touch in about 30 minutes. I need to know which colors you decide on!

  7. : ( I think they're out of praid grey.

    I'm gonna go cry in the corner now.

  8. Womp Womp. What a bummer. If you lived on the same coast as me, I'd totally let you borrow some. Some borrow a cup of sugar, chicks like us borrow paint.

    I did some quick googling for stockists:

    Good Luck!

  9. Thanks for the offer! I'll try the link :)

  10. Love this. Funny, funny post. Sounds like me. Great job on the chair.

  11. Girly....great job!!! Love the color and the nailheads look perfect...You know me and chalk paint, love it too!...I have used all of mine and now need to order more!


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