While I have painted furniture with latex paint for many years, it is only recently that I started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I had to find out what all the fuss was about. I was a little nervous at first, but after watching these great tutorial videos from Christen at Blue Egg Brown Nest, I was convinced to give it a try. Christen also has great Q&A posts about ASCP regularly on her blog:
I have since painted several pieces with ASCP, and the best part is not having to sand and prep each piece before painting.
You saw the before of our new end table in my last post about the cane chair (again, I am not so great with remembering to take before pictures):
And here it is today:
I applied two coats of ASCP in Graphite, distressed it, and then applied a coat of clear wax, and then a coat of dark wax. I have heard that many people don’t use the dark wax on Graphite in that it is such a dark color, and you don’t really notice it. However, I have found that it adds depth to the piece (it also helps cover any lint particles that remain after the clear wax, urgh).