Why I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

If you’ve been reading my blog you will notice a trend…                                                Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®!


I love the product so much that I am contstantly searching for things to paint! What makes this paint so special, you ask? Check out this list from anniesloan.com

Why Our Paint is Special

Annie Sloan’s unique decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, is a very special paint for very many reasons:

1. Chalk Paint® is the BEST paint for painting furniture by a long way
2. No need to prime or prepare
3. Extremely low VOC so it is good for the environment
4. You can use it on any surface, indoors and out (the outside of our shop was painted in it — perfect!)
5. You can use the paint by diluting it with water to make a wash to show the wood grain
6. The colours are mixed intelligently and the website shows how you can adapt your colours for your use
7. It’s a girls’ paint, but boys can use it too
8. It’s flexible so you can be creative and change your mind
9. It allows your walls to breathe so it is perfect for cottage walls
10. You can use it as an impasto (thickly) – leave the lid off to thicken
11. We’ve been making it since 1990 so it’s tried and tested

Check out her site and look at all the gorgeous furniture transformations!  Have a fun and safe Memorial holiday weekend!🇺🇸

– Sarah


Dark Wax


Dark wax can be quite tricky to apply.  One thing I’ve learned, the hard way, is that “less is more”!  If you remember that motto, you will be fine.  I had this old table in my upstairs hallway and hated it, so I thought I would try a little restyle… Continue reading


If you are on social media then you know the octothorp…aka “Hashtag” symbol. Back in the day we called it the “pound sign”.  Still wondering what the heck I’m talking about? This ### symbol.  If you search with the hashtag #morethanpaint you will get endless photos of beautiful Annie Sloan chalk painted items.  The reason I am sharing #morethanpaint because that is just what it is…More Than Paint!  You can use Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® to paint wood, glass, plastic, fabric, metal, you can even dye fabric with this stuff! Ah-mazing!  After reading you could paint glass and metal a lightbulb went off in my scattered brain.💡

I have two horrible lamps in my basement, that I wanted to replace.  After  months of looking for a replacement, I decided to paint the monstrosities with…yep, you guessed it – Chalk Paint®! Remember, I told ya this stuff was addictive!

Here is a “before” and “after”.

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