I have admired paint projects that use Annie Sloan chalk paint for quite some time. I used the totally awesome stuff for the first time just recently. I blogged about it here. Now I want to blog about where I purchased my AS chalk paint and the awesome ladies who sold it to me.
Sasha Hostetter and Connie Odekirk from Restyled had a cute setup at Horton’s French Flea. This mother/daughter team paints up some cute makeovers and they sell AS chalk paint! To quote from their website – “We restore and transform previously loved items into beautiful, versatile furniture and accessories for the home and garden. Through processes such as painting, distressing and construction we create extraordinary from the ordinary!’
I was so excited to see a display of this paint. I spent awhile talking to them about techniques and colors.
In my extreme excitement in discovering a setup of AS chalk paint I failed to turn my camera off and as it dangled forgotten (for a moment) at my side it managed to switch itself to black and white. So these photos look like they were taken a hundred years ago. I did discover it after taking the photo of the mom/daughter duo and managed to get my camera back under control and retook their photo!
Here are the two quarts of paint I bought, along with the soft wax and AS paint brush. Worth. every. penny.
One of AS chalk paint’s claims to fame is the fact that you don’t have to prep before you paint. This stuff will adhere to almost any surface. I do recommend cleaning dirty furniture first but I have been known to paint over some dust and grime with latex paint so I’m sure you could with this stuff too. The coverage of this stuff is amazing too. One coat covered pencil marks and sharpie marker writing. I have read that the whites can take more than one coat for good coverage. You can thin this paint with water or you can let the can sit for a little to thicken if you want it thicker. I thinned mine and had to add water occasionally to keep it thinned. It is an amazing concoction Annie Sloan has come up with and I am totally smitten.
Check out Restyled’s website. They don’t have a blog – yet! I talked to them a little about my blogging journey and encouraged them to go for it! If you want to know more about AS Chalk Paint visit their site and read what they have to say about it!
Sew a Fine Seam