Spring and summer are on the way (hopefully sooner rather than later) so I am trying to think of bright colors when I choose the colors I want to paint my jars. The Annie Sloan chalk paint colors are just amazing and you can do so much with them alone or by mixing them with each other.
The Shabby chic, that chalk paint creates, has made our place so unique. Unique because the old, is now turned into this brand new French cottage style piece of furniture.
If you really like the French style, retro chic, you will be amazed with the potential of this paint. We are experimenting with our furniture, jars and photo frames and the results are stunning.
Today I experimented with some of the colors we bought recently. I painted this jar with the Provence color first. I let it dry and then I applied a coat of Country Grey Paint. After that coat dried, I took sand paper and distressed it slightly, letting the Provence color show through. The last step, I apply Annie Sloan Dark Wax. It gives that dirty, old vintage, rustic look. No two jars will come out exactly the same. It is so fun to work with the paint and can’t wait to try mixing two or even three colors with each other.
A little bit about the color….
The colors of the Annie Sloan chalk paint are a beautiful pastel color, inspired from European furniture of the 1700′s. Chalk Paint is very safe to work with, it is water based and with extremely low VOC’s. There is virtually no odor to chalk paint. It is safe not only to you but also the environment. Initially, Annie Sloan designed the Chalk Paint to use it on furniture only, but nowadays people are using it to paint their floors, and walls. You can easily create a natural and soft patina.
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