Tips and Tricks for using Chalk Paint
Here it is, in all it's glory: everything you need to know for creating a perfect finish with chalk paint!! This was inspired by my sister, who has heard me raving about chalk paint for months now, and has been dying to paint her baby girl's furniture with it! Before she starts her project, she asked for everything I know on how to be totally successful when using this stuff, so here it is! And lucky for all of us, she's happily agreed to guest blog for PaintedNew when she finishes her…
How to Make Your Own Farmhouse Table!
I've been wanting a farmhouse table for as long as I can remember but have you seen the price tag on these beauties! So I talked my husband into making me one, he got the plans off the internet, it gives the measurements & the how to's & then you can just give it your own special touches! Next was putting the top together, all the instruction of how to do this is listed on Ana Whites farmhouse table, DIY Pete.com... We stained with min-wax early American, then three coats of polyuret…
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Annie Sloan shares a wonderful technique that works beautifully to bring out the detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors and...
Chalk Paint® Tips
Annie Sloan Creator of Chalk Paint decorative paint Annie showed me many things~and it was a revelation. Here are my Chalk Paint Tips. Remember the Chalk Paint basics: no priming, stripping or sanding Tip #1 Assess your piece. Usually you can just start painting. But read below carefully before you start. Is it super shiny? If so I do go over my piece with a sanding block to knock back the shine. If I think it has been polished with furniture polish over the years, I will wipe it down with…
How to Paint Furniture - Flow Chart - Painted Furniture Ideas
For those of you who are new to furniture painting. Here's a step-by-step flow chart on how to paint a piece of furniture from start to finish.
Top Coat Protection Options for Chalky Painted Furniture
This post will help you understand the options available to seal and protect your chalk painted furniture! I'm explaining when to u...
Upstairs Hallway Makeover | Life On Virginia Street
Over the weekend, I finished painting! Here's a look at the before and after pictures in my upstairs hallway makeover.
Homemade Chalk Finish Paint - At Home With The Barkers
How to make your own homemade chalk finish paint using plaster of paris and latex paint. Very cost effective.
How to Stain with Gel Stain Over an Existing Finish [without stripping] - The Weathered Door
I shared the makeover of a Mid Century Modern Credenza last week where I used General Finishes Gel Stain over the existing finish on the piece and wanted to share how I did that. I think one misconception is that you have to strip and sand a piece down to bare wood before you can […]
Coastal Blue and Java Antique Chest Restoration - Saw Nail and Paint
A colleague of a good friend contacted me and asked if I could refinish her Grandmother’s antique chest. She wanted to pass it along to her daughter and hoped to give it to her as a Christmas gift. I asked her to bring it over so I could have a look. It was covered in... Read more
French Linen Dresser
I came across this beautiful dresser at a yard sale a few years ago. Her paint and finish were a mess but everything else was in great shape. This piece is from the Touraine Custom Collection by Drexel (circa 1950's to 1960's). To date, she's my favorite yard sale find and I was glad to finally work on her. I was really excited to buy another color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too. French Linen was the color I chose to go with. I painted the shell of the dresser in French Linen. For the…
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - My Tips - Finding Silver Pennies
Ooooh, I’m so excited! We get to talk about my favorite subjects this morning – painting furniture & Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. This post has been a long time coming. I promised you a post when I wrote Why I Love Chalk Paint. Some time has passed since then. So without further ado… Can we say...Read More