What’s so great about Chalk Paint?

I’ll tell you…it’s easy.  So a while back I did my first project with Annie Sloan chalk paint.  It’s expensive paint ($38.95 for a quart), but for me, a busy mom, time is everything.  I don’t have to sand, prime, or anything!  Just slap that paint on & get immediate gratification!

So, my first project with chalk paint was a learning experience.  And when I decided the color of gray wasn’t what I’d hoped, I decided to do what anyone would do, paint it again!!  Yep, even with a good coat of wax on it, you can just put more chalk paint over it.  And that’s exactly what I did.  I’ve also found Amy Howard chalk paint & accoutrement she has.  My new love to go with chalk paint is Amy’s “Dust of Ages“.  I love this stuff & that’s what you’ll see on this latest project I redid.  I used a different color of Annie Sloan chalk paint and then used the dust of ages on it.  I now LOVE this storage bench.   I looked at it every time in my daughter’s room with an “eh, it doesn’t quite go” attitude.  The color was contrasting in her room that has gray colored furniture.  Gray’s are just hard to match…there are too many variations on the color.  Here’s how it looks now & then:

NOW:

THEN:

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