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Chalk Paint
« on: October 20, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »
I have been offered a small sideboard and couldn't turn it down, as I love storage. The only problem was the colour of the wood - mahogany. The rest of my furniture is pine so I have decided to paint it - Shabby Chic. Last week we visited our local Up-Market they sell crafts, antiques, food and drink, and there was someone selling Shabby Chic hand painted furniture. She was great and pointed me in the direction of the stockist of the Chalk Paint. I have bought the Original off White colour and the clear and dark waxes. So far I have painted it twice, and want to give it one more coat before I start waxing it. I am so looking forward to moving my beady things into it once finished.
I have taken a before photo, and will pop a finished one up in a day or so.

The chalk paint is so velvety once dry and waxed.
There seems to be different ways to use the paint and I have watched a few tuts on You Tube. If you have used it and have any tips, I would love to hear them.

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 08:19:03 PM »
Can't wait to see it, i do like the size and shape of the sideboard. Could you tell me please where you get the chalk paint please. My bedroom has fitted orange pine furniture, we were going to rip it out but i was thinking today it would look good painted up shabby chick

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 09:05:34 PM »
Cool, looking forward to seeing your after pics

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 09:29:36 PM »
The Chalk Paint is Annie Sloan http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/paints.html
It does cost a bit ?17 for a 1 litre tin, and ?8 for the waxes, but I decided to go with the top brand of chalk paint rather than buy a cheaper one. There are loads of tutorials on You Tube.

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 09:32:40 PM »
Thanks, i looked and there is a stockist in town

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 10:03:07 PM »
Jillie, I must say it is rather addictive. I have a large Pine sideboard in the other alcove and think I might do this one too.

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 10:37:46 PM »
I'm desperate to see your pix  :-*

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 01:09:45 AM »
Looking forward to seeing it done bet it'll look fab

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 07:38:05 AM »
Can't wait to see the finished pics  ;)

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Re: Chalk Paint
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2013, 08:48:23 AM »
Bet it's gonna look fab. Can't wait to see if wh?n you're finished.