My Newest Obsession – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

I realize I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. You can blame it on Studio Eleven and their Annie Sloan Chalk Paint class at The Covesville Store. I took their class, Annie’s Way (SO FUN, thanks Elisa and Sarah!!), and I’m pretty sure I’ve had Chalk Paint on at least one body part and/or in my hair ever since. No worries, I got plenty on my furniture as well!

I’ve been collecting pieces to fix up and paint at yard sales and off of Craigslist. Basically, anything beautiful and cheap that was available in this town is now living in our basement. Andy told me on Friday that I really had to stop, ha!

I bought this chair off of a lady on Craigslist, gorgeous isn’t it? I’m planning on painting it and trying my hand at reupholstery.

This one I bought at a yard sale and it’s next on the list to get an update. It has beautiful detail in the top and it’s a great first try at reupholstery project. It’s super simple. I’m thinking Old White and maybe a burlap seat or something similar? I have a few beautiful pieces of fabric in mind.

This one came from the same yard sale. The lady said it was a sewing chair and there is a little storage area under the seat. It should be pretty simple to recover as well.

I love this table, it came from that same yard sale. I wish red went with my house because I love the way it’s already painted. Gorgeous!

My Mom picked up these chairs at an auction for me on Friday. She rocks! Aren’t they cute? I’m going to make little cushions for them and of course, paint them with Chalk Paint!

I bought this dresser off of Craigslist and was hoping to use it as a night stand. It ended up being a little taller than I expected but I still really like it. I’m thinking a fun bright color with a good bit of distressing?

This dresser also came off of Craigslist and I’m not sure if I’m going to paint it or not. It ended up not being solid wood but for only $7 (yes, $7!) I couldn’t pass it up. It has gorgeous lines and I think it will make a great piece to practice on. I just wonder about distressing it. I’ll have to be really careful not to go too far down.

My Mom had this chair sitting in her office the other day when I went over the pick up the other two she got at the auction. It is the PERFECT chair to paint in old while with that detail on the top. Head on over to my Facebook page to check it out painted!

As you can see from the above picture, I have been painting all of this in my kitchen. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. The paint is very low VOC and has absolutely no smell. We even had a dance party the other morning while painting the coffee table from the basement. I’ll post a picture of that when I can remember to take a picture. Obviously it takes a little longer to paint a piece when you have kids running circles around you but it’s still awesome to have the option.

I’ve pretty much been painting anything I can get my hands on: chairs, coffee tables, frames, clocks…. It’s SO fun!

6 thoughts on “My Newest Obsession – Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!”

  1. OMG–we had a dresser that looked exactly like the cream colored one that you got for $7 (except it still had on all the hardware on it). We got rid of it at a yard sale probably 7 years ago in Earlysville– if there are some nail polish drip stains on the front, it used to be mine! LOL Either way, I can’t wait to see what you do with it! I LOVE the chalk paint!

    I just refinished a dresser for my daughter that was free (yay!) and was a horrible knotty pine. My next project is refinishing a solid cherry bed frame, but it’s hard to motivate myself to sand it down–even with an orbital sander for the flat parts. I wish I had your energy!

    1. Thanks Heidi! The chalk paint is awesome, no sanding, no priming! Just painting! Super easy, I love it! There are all sorts of stains on the dresser but I haven’t seen nail polish yet ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Yea, it’s amazing! I took a class at The Covesville Antique Store by Studio Eleven. So fun and so easy! You wipe off any visible dust and just slap it on there! I don’t want to paint with anything else!

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