Home Makeover,  The Home

Hand Painted With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

What do you do when you have a house that’s filled with furniture that feels…meh?

Why, you just start painting the crap out of it. That’s what!

I started compiling a post of things I’ve painted in my home using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP). That’s when I realized that I may come across as a little bit obsessed because there’s a LOT.

This whole craze started when I researched non-toxic options for painting my kitchen cabinets. But I ended up painting my floors first, then a couple furniture pieces with the help of my best friend and fellow paint enthusiast, Sitka.

My best friend and fellow painting enthusiast. She has mad painting skills.
This is Sitka. She can paint just about anything with ASCP, so I enlisted her skills to makeover all my furniture. And yes, her hair is awesome.

 

She painted some of these pieces herself, and with others, it was a team effort. She’s so good, there’s nothing in my home I wouldn’t trust her with. She paints other things as well, but hasn’t made the plunge to sharing all of it online yet. 😉

We eventually made our way to those cabinets once my kitchen was installed, but ASCP is so easy to work with, we painted a whole lot more in between and after.

Here’s my hand painted kitchen cabinets. And we painted that cute IKEA Stool:

These were hand painted with a custom created color using Aubusson Blue, Provence and Old White. The IKEA BEKVÄM stool was painted in Emperor's Silk.
These were hand painted with a custom created color using Aubusson Blue, Provence and Old White. The IKEA BEKVÄM stool was painted in Emperor’s Silk.

I’m pretty passionate about buying quality used furniture (especially at thrift stores and consignment shops) as an alternative to the mass-production crap that’s sold just about everywhere. I love that ASCP makes it possible to buy a quality piece with great lines, but otherwise out-dated finish without the worry.

For example, this hand painted dining room table and chairs:

This dining set and chairs are hand painted with a custom blend of Duck Egg Blue and Pure White, with a touch of Aubusson, waxed and then finished with dark wax to bring out the lines.
This dining set and chairs are a custom blend of Duck Egg Blue and Pure White, with a touch of Aubusson, waxed and then finished with dark wax to bring out the lines.

That dining set used to be white and brown with cream & green patterned upholstery. It didn’t match with my house makeover, so I gave it a new look and now I love it again. Ha! There’s a look at my hand painted checkered floors.

1-heart-dashed arrow

 

So this is where you’ll find my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint obsession, documented with links to more detailed posts with before and afters where available.

Enjoy.  😉 

First, here are my hand painted checkered floors on the diagonal:

The base coat is painted with a blend of 1:1 French Linen to Old White. The lighter squares are 3:1 French Linen to Old White
The base coat is painted with a blend of 1:1 French Linen to Old White. The lighter squares are 3:1 French Linen to Old White

With my hand painted wide striped floors:

Hand Painted Wide Stripe Floors with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint:
Hand Painted Wide Stripe Floors with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Darker color is 3:1 French Linen to Old White, Lighter color is 1:1 French Linen to Old White.

And then this lovely hand painted dining room buffet:

Hand Painted Buffet: Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and French Linen
This buffet was almost entirely painted by Sitka. She used Pure White as the base, and accented it with a blend 3:1 French Linen to Old White.

This mirror was originally gold, but also chipped and looked too intense, so I painted it:

Hand Painted Large Mirror with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Pure White, then a custom wash with Provence and Florence was applied and wiped off. Then sealed with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
I first painted the frame with Pure White, then created a custom wash with Provence and Florence that was applied and then wiped off. It was then sealed with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.

Every kitchen deserves at least a small chalkboard, so Sitka painted these folding doors:

Pantry Door painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Left panel if Emperor's Silk and Right panel is Graphite and serves as an actual chalkboard.
Pantry Door painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Left panel if Emperor’s Silk and Right panel is Graphite and serves as an actual chalkboard.

This wall was so difficult, I actually painted it 4 times. The final was a perfect chalkboard painted wall:

Chalk Board Wall painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite
The wall is painted with ASCP in Graphite. It’s not a true black and that works much better in this space. I chalked up a lovely brick mural.

This lovely end table painted by Sitka and that awesome folding screen painted by yours truly:

This end table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a blend of 3:1 French Linen to Old White and for the lighter areas: Pure White.
This end table was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a blend of 3:1 French Linen to Old White and for the lighter areas: Pure White. The folding screen is Pure White and heavily distressed.

This minty aqua hand painted China hutch used to be brown:

Hand Painted China Hutch with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
This China Hutch was painted by Sitka. She created a custom blend of Provence with a touch of Florence and some Pure White. The hardware is painted with Pure White.

This short little anywhere table/storage piece used to be black and ratty looking:

Hand painted small hutch with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and Duck Egg Blue.
This little hutch was painted with ASCP in Pure White, then accented in Duck Egg Blue, and then distressed. Sitka’s work.

This pretty little chandelier used to have black candles with gold drippy wax:

 

Chandelier makeover with crystals and beads

This awesome candle holder which I bought new was originally brown:

700-Chalk Painted Candle Holder 2

This wall mounted candle holder (there were two of them) that used to be solid black:

700-Chalk Painted Candle Holder

This metal decoration and this picture frame:

Chalk Painted Frame and Accessories with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I painted the picture frame with ASCP in straight Aubusson Blue and the decorative hook with Pure White.

This picture frame/key hook that used to be a dark wood:

Photos clipped with clothes pins on string lights, a lovely standing coat rack and this picture frame painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The picture frame was painted with ASCP in Emperor’s Red for a pop of color.

Even this pumpkin that I used as décor on my gorgeous Thanksgiving Table:

I couldn't find any white pumpkins, so I painted a pumpkin with ASCP in Pure White.
I couldn’t find any white pumpkins, so I painted a pumpkin with ASCP in Pure White.

See? All made new and lovely and perfectly suited for me. How awesome is that??

I’ll keep adding to this list as I paint more things. I have my eye on a couple pieces as we speak…

Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments below.

Be Awesome Every Single Day

Don’t miss a single post!

Subscribe to the 365 Days of Awesome Blog and get notified when there’s a new bit of awesome added. —-> Look for the subscribe form on the right. It’s as easy as that!

3 Comments

  • Mackenzie Pasco

    Siouxie, have you seriously considered being an interior designer or consultant? You are so good! I would hire you and Sitka any day of the week! Really, so inspired by what you have posted. Love it! Help at my house!!! You have such an eye for beauty and art!

    • Siouxie

      Aw, thanks Mackenzie! I love it. I think my passion really lies in writing and sharing though–moreso than the design itself, though I love creating a beautiful space. I would be happy to help you make your space yummy and amazing <3

  • Kelly

    Just had to re-read this as we found some ASCP here and are starting to go wild lol. We painted our mantel white and my grandmother’s old hope chest Emperor’s Silk! We want to do our kitchen cabinets now and the bathroom vanities! And then… ????

Leave a Reply to Mackenzie Pasco Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This