See how painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor’s Silk transformed a thrifted piece of furniture. Chalk paint works wonders without having to strip or prime.
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 to 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.
The furniture piece I purchased from an estate sale. 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.
Note: When painting over stained wood there are times when it can bleed through the paint. This is when primer would be needed and why chalk paint is a great option because it is primer and paint in one. Be sure to clean with TSP Cleaner first and you’re ready to go.
Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperors Silk was the best option. You should know, straight out of the can, Emperor’s Silk 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.
Since painting the dresser red, it is now a new color and being used in a white bedroom makeover.
Here is the dresser all finished.
This is 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?