Chalk Paint® Making Old New Again

Chalk Paint® Making Old New Again

As we enter our 4th year of selling Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, I cannot help but think about how much joy we have had learning about the paint and all that it can do. On top of the many workshops we have had the pleasure of attending, Chalk Paint® has given us a tremendous opportunity to train hundreds of other people as well.

A day does not go by that we are not able to share the beauty and ease of a Chalk Paint® transformation. From furniture, lamps, cabinets, fabric and so much more, we are transforming the “old” back to “new.”

Everyday we hear, “I have a piece of furniture that is in storage, my basement, or grandmother’s house. I would love to use it, but it just doesn’t go.” The sad fact is that most pieces in storage are just that – stored pieces of history! Most of these hidden charms are built sturdier than the new pieces that you can buy today. Solid wood is becoming a thing of the past.

Today’s furniture is mostly pressed wood with a veneer top, and we just don’t care for it. Give me an old piece any day of the week.

Before/After Gallery (click images to enlarge)

Endless Opportunities With Annie Sloan

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan is the answer to most of your furniture restoration projects.  It is easy to use with very little prep, if any. No sanding, no priming, and a project can be done inside your home with easy clean up.  Whatever your decorating style, we can help!

Any look can be achieved with Chalk Paint® – rustic, modern, distressed, smooth, liming, and wood grain just to name a few. Look at the ageless style and design of the china cabinet and buffet pictured above.  A little love with Chalk Paint® and Soft Wax® makes a marvelous difference.

These pieces now have a useful purpose in their home, and they remain family heirlooms. Their days in storage are over. Who knows what they will want to do with it in 20 years, but one thing is for sure, it will last another 100 years or more.

The old saying, “Out with old and in with new,” is no longer relevant with Chalk Paint®.  Our new motto is “Making Old New Again with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.”

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