Who’s Afraid of the Big Dark Wax? (The KEY to Antiquing Chalk Paint!)

Chalk painted and Antiqued Cherub angel.

I was!  I was afraid to use the dark wax on my pristinely chalk painted furniture!  But, now that I’ve used it a few times and have seen what it can do to make a chalk paint project come to life – I love it!  One of my favorite steps in repurposing a piece of furniture.

So you too can appreciate the magic, I will share some before dark wax and after dark waxing photos… Continue reading “Who’s Afraid of the Big Dark Wax? (The KEY to Antiquing Chalk Paint!)”

Chalk Painted and Distressed Coat Hook Rack

The final product, distressed and wall mounted coat racks.

These oak coat hook racks came with our house when we bought it.  They are one of the most frequently used items in the house, but, I was never really pleased with how they looked.  My current project focus is redecorating my entryway, so, I decided to get creative and try some new chalk paint techniques on these bad boys!  It took me awhile to decide, then it came to me, Versailles Green on the top with areas of Primer Red peeking through, all with a nice dark wax antiqued finish… Continue reading “Chalk Painted and Distressed Coat Hook Rack”

Chalk Paint Colors

Chalk Paint Color Chart.

There are currently 26 different colors of Annie Sloane chalk paint that come in 1 quart pots.  However, you can always mix your own unique colors as well.  This is especially easy to do by using Old White with any of the colors.  In this post I will focus on the original 24 chalk paint colors.  In a future post, coming soon, I will demonstrate how I did some custom chalk paint color mixing using 2 colors to make a 3rd unique delicate pink color for the project I was working on… Continue reading “Chalk Paint Colors”