It was last fall as I was doing research ie. checking out products, reading blogs, etc. that I kept seeing "chalk paint." Pictures were posted by others claiming the wonderful benefits of this paint and, I have to admit, I was impressed!! I just had to try it as that's what we do at Winsome Cottage.....we paint furniture. Well, to make what could be a very word-y and lengthy story shorter......I bought the paint and wax and brushes. It was love at first use and even though I was using it like latex (because that's all I knew) I couldn't believe how wonderful it was! Every piece I painted sold very quickly......hence, the reason that we are now in our third week of carrying Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. I stand behind this great product with lots of enthusiasm!! The "tough sell" was my husband as he is the main painter for our business. I won't go into all the reasons he was such a skeptic but I can honestly say that now he is a true fan! I've included a few photos of furniture we've had the pleasure of painting with this non-latex, no prep, quick drying, low VOC product.
|Paris gray and old white|
|Duck egg blue|
|Chateau gray with dark wax; Louis blue interior|
|Close up of old white with dark wax|
Last but not at all least, I spent a bit of time working at the shop the other night and came up with this little project that is now in our front window for sale......simple items and materials. Here they are: an old kitchen cabinet door/glass; cast iron hooks; stencils; Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (I used Emperor's Silk)
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