Annie Sloan chalk paint. Period. Thats all. If you enjoy DIY, go get yourself some. Stop reading, and go.
Seriously, this stuff has turned my world upside down! My mother introduced me to this paint over the weekend, and it is truly amazing. I purchased a set of old brass candlesticks last year which I intended to paint, an idea I got from Pinterest, but the brass required to be stripped before painting. Waaaaay too much work for me, and stinky. So they sat in a plastic bag in the basement for the last 10 months. Until Saturday.
This paint is everything you would want it to be. It can be applied to anything; glass, wood, brass, formica, plastic, concrete, anything! And whats even better? It's made with non-toxic ingredients, so you can paint indoors.
So I put it to the test... and painted the brass candlesticks at the kitchen table.
It takes 20 minutes for the first coat of paint to dry, so it was dry super quick, and one coat was all it needed! After I put the third stick down, the first was ready for a little roughing up. I took a dab of briwax on a cloth and started wiping away some of the paint to give it a used vintage look. I LOVE the way the gold shows through!
All finished! Super easy and quick project! Now I just need to find some chic candle sticks!
Annie Sloan paint, it completes me.
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