Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Transformations

I stumbled upon this wonderful paint called, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It is absolutely incredible what can be done with this paint and the creations and transformations made with it. There is no sanding or buffing required to get it ready to paint...it is so easy and so beautiful! I did some research and found some blogs that talked about it, and showed the incredible transformations of old, beat up pieces of furniture to new, gorgeous statement pieces. I decided to start my hunt for some inexpensive, old and beat-up furniture. Even those pieces that look completely ruined with all of the scuffs and dings will look incredible after using the ANCP! To find out more information about this paint and to see some of the transformations done by Annie Sloan, you can visit here.

Here's the first piece that I found:

After a couple coats of Aubusson Blue, a coat of Clear Wax and some light distressing, here's what it transformed into:

I love this color and really enjoyed trying the paint for the first time.

Of course, I couldn't stop after one piece. I went out and found this great, vintage record cabinet, at a resale shop, and wanted to transform it into a tv stand/DVD cabinet.

Here's the before piece:

It was a really pretty piece with a lot of potential. It needed some help with the weak legs, some new knobs and of course, the beautiful ASCP!

I got right to work on this great piece and painted the outside with a coat of Coco, then did a whitewash with Old White and finished that off with Dark Wax.

For the inside of this wonderful piece, I wanted to use Arles, a great mustard yellow. I put down a coat of Cream and then added a couple coats of Arles. I also added some Dark Wax to the interior as well. Here's a look:
I love how the interior color is such a statement color and love the transformation of this piece.

Here's a close-up of the new knobs and details:

And after all of this work, it was finally time to put the TV on top and the DVD's inside :)

Of course, now that that's done, all of those wires will need to disappear!!!

If you're interested in learning more about this wonderful paint, check out this YouTube video. Also, to find a stockist in the United States, follow this link. If you're in a different country than the USA, follow this link to find a stockist to get your hands on this wonderful paint.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these transformations. Hopefully I will be able to find more pieces of furniture soon and transform them into new creations and get them posted on here for you to enjoy!

Have a wonderful week and a great Thanksgiving!!

- Blessings-


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