Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {Emperor’s Silk}

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Have you ever used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®?

I have been painting with it for over a year now and I love it.

Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk #athomewiththebarkers

It does have a higher price tag than latex paint but it really is worth all the hype. I do not paint with it exclusively but I use it when a piece of furniture needs it. How do I decide which furniture is in need of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®? If it will require sanding or primer then I use Chalk Paint®. The waxing takes a bit getting use too and requires a little arm work but it seals the paint so well.

Here is a dresser I have had for a while.  It was in excellent condition and made really well.  It was stained and sealed so the Chalk Paint® was the perfect choice.  I decided to make it bold and use it in my dining room for storage. So painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk was the best option.  You should know, straight out of the can, it is bright red.  So bright that I covered it with dark wax first so it would tone it down.  If I had waxed it clear it would have been way too red for my space.

 

Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk #athomewiththebarkers

 

Here is the dresser all finished.

 

Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk #athomewiththebarkers

Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk #athomewiththebarkers

 

Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk #athomewiththebarkers

 

This is just a showcase of a before and after using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.  I have plans of painting some items soon and I will include more of the process of painting to show you the steps involved.  Until then, I’d love to hear about your experiences with Chalk Paint®.  Do you love it?

Sonya

To see the Dresser in it’s current home go here!

Client Painted Furniture in Emperor’s Silk

 

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  1. Dianne says

    Thank you for sharing about chalk paint. Your dresser is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see where you place it. You say you use it so you don’t have to prime or sand. Is there anything about the finished product that is different than if you primed and/or sanded and used latex? Does it cover nicks or holes better? Is the look or feel of the paint finish different than latex? Do you always use wax after? Just doing some research to know when or where I might want to use it. Is this a Home Depot or Lowe’s product?

  2. Debbie says

    Love the look and the color. Redoing my MasterCard and need to paint white wood cabinets. What type if paint do you recommend for a bathroom, knowing it would come in contact with water somewhat. Thanks!

    • says

      I have painted bathroom cabinets for a client with Annie Sloan. It was a downstairs bathroom with out a shower so it was fine. I used Cashmere by Sherwin Williams in my kitchen, I would also recommend it for bathrooms as well! Good Luck!

  3. Jennifer Finnerty says

    Ive just started using Annie Sloan and I love it. It is so easy and pretty quick to the finished product. What is so great about this product is there is no prep work just clean whatever you are painting. I just finished a bathroom cabinet and it turned out great. My next project is doing some fabric chairs. Yes you can paint fabric with this paint. Then Im thinking Ill tackle my kitchen cabinets. Its a big job but much cheaper than having someone else do them. Just try it yourself and you will see how easy it is. I would check out the Annie Sloan website it has great info on how to use this paint and wax.

    • says

      I went straight for the dark! I wanted that very deep red look. Plus, the red was so bright I liked it better with dark. If you haven’t used dark wax before be sure to test it on your paint color because it basically stains the paint. I used the clear over top of the dark in places I wanted to lift off some of the dark. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ~Sonya

  4. JaneEllen says

    I do love that chest and the red on it, such a rich color. I can see how it could be quite bright so using the darker wax was very smart of you. I’ve yet to be able to use Annie Sloan or any of the commercial chalk paints. I’d love to but it’s just not in my budget, (SS recipient). Someday I’d hope to be able to experience how it works compared to my home made chalk paint. I’ve seen how great the pieces turn out from bloggers that use Annie Sloan. Your red chest is so awesome, love love the style of it with the red, yummy.
    Happy days

    • says

      You are so sweet, Thank you! The price tag is a bit steep for the chalk paint but if you would just like to try it you can buy one of their small samples for under $12. It’s enough paint for a frame, mirror or small project. ~Sonya

  5. says

    I love the Emperor’s Silk color but you are right…it is very red. The dark wax tones it down perfectly. I’ve only used it to mix with other colors (because it is so bright) but that dresser turned out fabulous. Will have to try it with dark wax. :)
    Nancy

  6. says

    Wow, Sonya!! Looks AWESOME! I haven’t tried the real annie sloan paint yet – need to get my hands on some soon. It isn’t available locally for me. I love the dark wax effect too! I am going to share this gorgeous transformation on my facebook page….and pin:)

  7. says

    Confession–I have NEVER used chalk paint! I’m definitely going to try in the near future, though. I saw some Annie Sloan colors at Haven that are to die-for! Speaking of, I love-love-love your dresser! To me, your paint/wax job added so much value. The dresser was fine before, but now it’s magnificent! And I love the color. Great job!

    • says

      Thank you so much, you are super sweet! You should really get your hands on some and try it! They have sample sizes that will help with the cost so you can try it out. ~Sonya

  8. pam gray says

    Do you find that the emperor silk peels off when waxing or is there a secret???? Having trouble with this color. Any suggestions

  9. says

    I just finished four chairs in Louis blue. I love the paint with it’s no odor and easy application. Yes, I found the first wax application difficult and it was easier to use a cloth on the more detailed areas. Now to do the table.I am thinking of adding a bit of blue to some old white for the table top. Still deciding.

  10. says

    That looks awesome Sonya! I love tat red with the dark wax. Emperors Silk is going to be my next color! Did you do the clear wax and then the dark or just the dark?
    Thanks , Susan

  11. says

    Sonya… I love it! My first AS paint was Emperor’s Silk and dark wax. I did a square coffee table and inset bronze and brown toned glass tiles. When I went to choose the paint I was looking for a neutral. I told the lady at the shop that red was a neutral at my house! I have purchased 2 more but have not used them yet. I got them right before Thanksgiving and was going to do another piece after the holidays but our weather has been nasty! Spring… here we come.

  12. says

    I can see how it could be quite bright so using the darker wax was very smart of you. I’ve yet to be able to use Annie Sloan or any of the commercial chalk paints. I’d love to but it’s just not in my budget, (SS recipient). Someday I’d hope to be able to experience how it works compared to my home made chalk paint. I’ve seen how great the pieces turn out from bloggers that use Annie Sloan.

  13. says

    Question: Did you use these paints/wax beause they allow you to skip the sanding and priming steps? I am looking for alternative primers and paints that allow me to skip sanding – it’s such a pain and makes such a mess. Thanks for your info. Beautiful dresser!

  14. says

    Beautiful! I agree that anything that eliminates sanding, stripping and priming is worth the extra cost! I started using (and have now become a retailer for) Plaster Paint by the Plaster Paint Company. It has all the awesomeness of chalk paint, but at a much lower price. Our quarts, for instance are only $24.00!!!

    You can learn more about it on my website, sweetpeascharm.com, specifically through my blog at: http://sweetpeascharm.com/1/post/2014/02/get-plastered-with-sweet-peas-charm.html. Yes, this comment is part sales pitch, but you’ll be glad I stopped by! :-) Contact me any time!

  15. Ellen says

    Thanks to Nancy with Artsy Chicks Rule & my stockist I am a big ASCP fan! I’ve covered several furniture pieces & cabinets. I just ventured into the dark wax realm & it does take some practice but results on the right pieces & right room are great. I’m wanting to wade into mixology next & see what happens. Your piece is beautiful.

  16. Lindy says

    Sonya, I love Annie Sloan products — right down to her brushes and fabrics. I have done several smaller painting projects, and look forward to starting on furniture (I am fairly new to the AS party.) My compliments on your chest! Absolutely gorgeous! The dark wax over Emperor ‘ s Silk is a stunning combination, and your painting is awesome. The photos really showcase the beautiful job you did on this piece. If I opened the drawers would there be a surprise color inside? Ha!

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