It’s official. I’m obsessed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP). I got my order in on Friday and started painting IMMEDIATELY. I was a little sad that my order was incomplete. I was missing ‘Old White’ and when I called the store they said they were sold out. Apparantly I’m unoriginal with my color choices, but that doesn’t bother me.
While I wait on my Old White to come in, I’ve been working on projects that involve the beautiful Duck Egg Blue. I just adore the chalkboard coffee table that I made for my little one. Huge transformation.
Back to the project on hand. I spent $5 at LCM for this coffee table. Perfect solid wood legs, but terrible particle board top with chipping/missing veneer. What made the top worse was there was water damage to the particle board. Big suck.
Another shot of the completed project, imperfect trim and all.
I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to have tea parties with her stuffed animals and understands that chalk is not food. For now she enjoys handing me the chalk while I draw pictures and rubbing the chalk into her clothes and that’s okay for now.
If you’re wondering whether or not to take the plunge and buy ASCP, here are a few pros and cons.
1. EVERYTHING!!! Seriously, everything.
2. Goes on smoothly, practically zero brush strokes when the paint dries.
3. Super short drying time. This means that I can finish more projects in shorter amounts of time.
4. Distresses easily & beautifully.
5. A little paint goes a long way, which means more furniture per quart of ASCP vs. an entire gallon of latex paint.
1. Price. Well, more like the initial sticker shock, but a quart will last you at least 3 pieces of large furniture with two coats.
Please go paint something with the stuff. I promise that you will never use latex paint on furniture again.
Author: Maria Ibbitson (Craft Crazy Mom)
Navy Wife. Mother. Photographer. Crafter. Blogger. Obsessed with glitter, cotton swabs, and the color white. Fueled by coffee, stinky cheese and red wine. Adores her family, blogging and taking pictures along the way. This blog is dedicated to life, love & diy.