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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm Beginning to Like What I See...

Today, I decided to start the painting process of my kitchen chairs and the base of my table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Several of you are interested in how this works and what I think of it.  I will be posting throughout this week and into next week on my progress.  It is a tedious challenge painting chairs i.e. legs and rungs of chair.  Here are a few of the before photos:

The top of my chair (lattice)
Lots of nooks and crannies in-between the lattice makes it a slow process.

It's easier to paint the legs upside down

Annie Sloan Paris Grey 
Paris Grey...I'm loving this color
So, I was able to finish one chair today because I also have to remove some milk paint that I had used several years ago before I use the new paint. It's not hard to remove because it just peels off like skin. I was not impressed with the milk paint and wouldn't recommend it.  It wasn't very durable and required a lot of prep work that Annie Sloan paint does not require.  But, because it had started to peel I was afraid it would become weighted with paint and start flaking off.

I am very impressed with ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) and find it is extremely easy to use and goes on smooth.  It is a matte paint and of course will have to be waxed and buffed after I finish the two coats of paint.  I also have not noticed any odor with this paint at all!

So, as I progress I will be posting pictures and telling you how it is going.  Stay tuned.  What do you think of the color?


  1. The colour is gorgeous. You are filling me with the confidence to have a go at my bedroom furniture.

  2. Dear Kris,
    it is amazing! Grey is also my favourite colour.
    I can imagine, how much work, time and effort you put for the chairs. But I think, the result will be absolutely wonderful. Allready now I am looking forward to the pictures of your new painted chairs.
    Have a nice day.
    Warm regards,

  3. it looks fabulous Kris! you are so creative and good at what you do ( i have seen your shop!) that i `m sure the chairs will come out just perfect : )

  4. can't wait to see the final results..
    I think the gray is going to be wonderful too!!

  5. The color is beautifully classic and I am interested in the process as you are describing it. (I must be a visual learner - hah!)


  6. I'm sure you will love the Paris Grey on your chairs, I did my bedroom furniture with it and it looks lovely. Having done many pieces (as you know) I can wholeheartedly recommend this paint the only big learning curve I had was the dark wax technique but there are some video's on youtube that are helpful. Bon courage Kris.


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