The first in my series on how to transform a piece of furniture using paint! In this series, I will be using Annie Sloan chalk paint and will take you from the very beginning of the project to the very end.
Here is the piece we are working on. This great vintage chest.
What type of prep work is needed before you start painting?
Hi Cheri, no prep needed on this piece. I just wiped it down to remove dirt/dust before painting. Should have included that in the video – yikes!
Suzanne, I love these videos. Am new to Annie Sloan and just watching how you do everything is really great! Looking forward to future videos and that piece is gorgeous. Cannot wait to see how it turns out! Happy Holidays
Thanks so much and so glad you are enjoying them!
Suzanne, what color handle is your Wooster brush? I love the handles, and I have bought both the blue and the yellow. The blue has bristles that are too stiff, and the yellow are too soft, although the yellow one was perfect for the first ten minutes.
Hi Teri, mine is just natural wood. It isn’t colored at all and has natural colored bristles. I understand what you mean about too stiff/soft bristles. I am also picky and really like this brush. I got it at Home Depot and I actually have a few now. Love them.
It would be great if they would put the flexible rubber handles which I love with the good bristles. Oh, well.
I must agree 🙂
Nancy F Lambert
Suzanne, Thank You
Love…Love…Love the color of the paint. Could not hear well on the video, did you say the color. Beautiful.
You are teaching us all new to Chalk Paint and I am very excited with this piece. I have a very old Armoire from Scotland that I’m thinking of painting. This color is very close to what I want. Does Annie Sloan have paint test strips on their site. Who carries it? Love it so much.
Thank you so much,
Hi Marcie, it is Annie Sloan Aubusson. She does have paint colors on her site and also a list of retailers. I know that Celeste at Catfish Studios in Maryland sells and ships the paint. You can call her to order some and mention me. Her number is (240) 800-4270. Thanks!
As a furniture painter, I love watching how other people go about painting their pieces too. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne.
So neat that you watched it! Thanks, Mary!
Denise at Salvaged Iinspirations
Great series Suzanne! Look forward to watching them all and seeing your final masterpiece!
What should I do if the piece I want to chalk paint has a coat of wax on it already? What will take that off so the chalk paint will adhere?
Hi Linda, If you gently sand over your piece (with about 150 grit) and then wipe off, you will be able to paint right over it. I’ve done it many times 🙂
Thanks, Suzanne. Thanks as well for being such a source of information and inspiration!