I bought and used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint today. If you haven’t heard of chalk paint, it’s paint that goes on easily and leaves a matte finish. It’s mostly used for furniture, but it can be used for just about anything, including walls and floors. Annie Sloan also makes clear and dark wax, which gives the piece additional character and a protective finish.
Today I painted a desk the chalk paint color florence. First, let me share the history of this desk. My parents bought it for my sister when we were teenagers. I think they got it at Walmart or Target. When we moved out of our parents’ house, she gave it to me because she no longer used it. Up until last year, I had it down in my basement and I was using it as a TV stand. Here’s a picture:
I thought it looked better than it did before, but it still didn’t have a lot of character and I wanted a bolder color. So, I decided to try again. Here’s what it looks like now after the chalk paint.