Last week I shared my experience with giving my dresser a makeover. I got some replies from readers about their furniture makeovers, and thought I would share one regarding this new paint I've heard a lot about.
My daughter picked up this lamp at a garage sale.
She's been talking a lot about Annie Sloan chalk paint, and wanting to experiment with it, and thought this would be the perfect item to try it on.
The paint is amazing! It's a chalk base paint, and can literally go on anything - wood, brass, floors, etc.
After applying two coats of paint (which took about 20-30 minutes per coat to dry), she applied a layer of the Annie Sloan clear wax. She said that applying the wax is necessary because the chalk-base paint leaves the finish feeling a little rough without the wax.
After one coat of the wax, she sanded the lamp to get some texture, and then immediately applied another coat of the wax.
I think the final product looks great, but here's another shot of the before and after:
Has anyone else experimented with this paint? Would love to hear about it!