Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan and an Early Christmas Present
It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas around here.
The tree is decorated (by my kids of course) and the stockings are hung.
The lights sparkle in and out as we get ready to celebrate that important day – Christmas.
This year I wanted to give myself an early Christmas present. I have had a pair of caned barrel back chairs for a couple of years. I was waiting to build up the courage to paint and reupholster them. I knew it was going to be a tough one. You see, upholstery is a challenge for me. I knew the painting would be easy and I knew exactly what I was going to do.
I made it through… Phew!
You know how much I adore Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, right?
I’ve had so many successes with this paint that when it comes to painting furniture, this is my ultimate “go to” paint.
This is where I began…
For $25.00 a piece, these chairs were in need of some TLC to update them to survive in the twenty first century.
I decided to use Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® in
***See color swatches here***
The first step – I removed all of the upholstery and then started painting.
Using the Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush I painted a coat of Graphite over
the body of the chair
leaving the caning for Paris Grey.
Paris Grey was then applied to the caning.
and dry brushed over the entire piece.
This is where the dimension and texture is picked up and what I love.
If you would like a full tutorial on dry brushing you can see that here.
Once the Paris Grey was dry
I applied a dry brush coat of Old White over the ornamental areas and where I felt it needed a little more texture and highlighting.
Can you see the texture and dimension?
It’s so fun to see it come to life.
After buffing the wax the upholstering began and before too long
I was done!
Merry early Christmas Present to me!
Here is one of the finished beauties…
I upholstered with drop cloth because I love that look
and placed a plaid throw and fluffy reindeer pillow on top for a festive feel.
See the reindeer pillow tutorial here.
So there you go…
My early Christmas Gift.
And one more so you can see the side.
Are you working on any fun projects for an early present?
I’d love to hear.
Now I better get wrapping pretty boxes to put under that tree.
If you would like to learn more about Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan
it is easy.
Annie Sloan has many books available.
One of my favorites is
where she shows you project after project achieving the looks
Every. Single. Moment.
****Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan provided me with paint, wax, brushes, and book to complete this project. All opinions above are my own. ***
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