Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Color Provence

DIY Decorating

Have you tried Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan yet for painting furniture? I hope you will give it a try. Super easy to use and what a difference a little paint can make!

We can all be so afraid of change! And even more timid when it comes to changing colors or using much color in our home decorating.

Farmhouse, the store where Gardenhouse Studio has a booth, sells Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and there are a plethora of rich colors to choose from. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint when it first hit the US several years ago and have had it in my arsenal of paints ever since.
Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan color chart:

Just a couple of whites, [sorry they aren’t quite visible] several vibrant blues and greens, a few warm reds and yellows and an assortment of neutrals. Perfect home decor colors no matter your style!

Choosing a Color

One of my favorite colors is Provence, a traditional French Blue, which looks great with neutrals or primary colors.

I had been storing this old settee for quite some time when I came across the perfect fabric for the upholstery. The perfect weight linen with an off-white background, beige, brown and a few shades of turquoise blue.
Chalk Paint® Annie Sloan

When I had to pick a color for the wood this old settee, I choose Provence. This piece had been stored in a barn and the wood was in bad shape, pitted and stained. I wanted to give it a brighter existence so I knew I would paint it when I bought it. Once I found the fabric the paint color was a no-brainer. The painted finish really brings out the furniture details.
Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
This piece was taken apart and all the joints re-glued before it was lightly sanded and then painted. We top coated and sealed the paint with clear wax.The seat was re-upholsted and it was ready to go to it’s new home!

You Can Paint It!

Do you have an old piece that doesn’t quite go in your decorating style any longer? Why not paint it? You’ll be pleasantly surprised how you can make an old dated piece work in you decor with just a little paint and a paintbrush!
Have Fun with your painting.
Enjoy the journey!

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