Chalk It Up with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint

If you haven’t tried your hand at Chalk Paint® yet, now is the perfect time to start. This fun and easy hobby has quickly become a popular way to express one’s creativity. Developed by artist Annie Sloan, this decorative paint has a matte-like finish that can create a variety of results. Many love the textured and distressed finish it can give furniture, but Chalk Paint can be used in a myriad of ways beyond tables and chairs.

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Ready to give it a shot? There’s no bad place to start. Along with your favorite colors of Chalk Paint, you’ll need good quality paint brushes, light and dark wax, and wax brushes. Pick a project, and you’re ready to go! Pick something small, like a décor item. You learn the most about Chalk Paint by doing—how hard to press, the type of brush that feels good in your hand, how to create beautiful texture—so just have fun with it. Patty Brees of Green Table Gifts gives us some details on how to get started and shares some beautiful examples of what you can paint with Chalk Paint.