Saturday, 15 September 2012

Feeling a Little Green...

A little while ago I bought some Annie Sloan paint, I'd been reading about how great it is and how, what really sold it to me, it needs no preparation!
I have to admit my first attempt was a disaster - I decided to paint outside on a fine but breezy day. I really wondered what all the fuss was about.
Today I decided to give it another go, this time painting inside. It made a huge difference and I had to force myself to stop before I'd painted everything in sight! It's so easy to use!
My favourite colour is green and I chose Antibes from the AS range.
I love this colour! I painted the frames and box with it and used a dark wax on top of the paint, the drawers are painted in the same colour but with clear wax on top. I think I prefer the dark wax on this colour.
clear wax 
dark wax
A mirror, thimble shelves and another frame were also painted before I could bring myself to stop but they've not been finished yet so I'll show those some other time.
 I also bought Paris Grey and Old White coloured paint so I need to try those soon...
My paint came from Bon Ami in Lewes, they are going to be running courses soon on how to use the AS paint. Although Lewes is 20 miles from us I'll go back there to get my next lot of paint (I'm thinking about Emperor's Silk next) as they are so friendly and helpful.
So, much as I still love my old favourite Farrow and Ball colours I have to say I'm a convert to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Do you have a favourite range?
Thanks for visiting.
Have a great weekend.


  1. What a lot of pretty greens! Lovely post!!! :-)

  2. I love what you've done with the box and frames. You made me smile, I had visions of your whole house being painted green as you'd got so carried away. I'd heard Annie Sloan paint was really good and with no preparation needed I'll definitely give it a try. Can't wait to see what else you've painted. Have a lovely weekend.
    Ali x


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