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“Going Green” with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

One of my favorite colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is Antibes Green…it’s cheerful and fun! I think Antibes is best utilized when combined with a mixture of Clear Wax and Dark Wax. Here’s an old headboard that I breathed new life into for my design studio.

The original, old headboard before painting.
The original, old headboard before painting.

1) I painted the headboard with Antibes Green, using Arles for the yellow accents.

Headboard after painting.
Headboard after painting.

2) I then applied Clear Wax and Dark Wax to taste

3) This process was repeated on a small accent piece to accompany the bed.

Antibes Green and Arles to match the headboard
Antibes Green and Arles to match the headboard

4) Add some colorful pillows and you have a bold, crisp look!

Pillows to bring out complimentary colors
Pillows to bring out complimentary colors

– Cindy

Faux Stenciling…Saves Hours!

If you are as busy as I am, then you’ll appreciate this quick and easy way to get a fabulous “hand painted stencil look” for your accent piece.

Accent Piece
Accent Piece

1) I had some cream “wallpaper with gold leaf” pattern gathering dust in the corner of my design studio that I decided to use. Find some wallpaper that you have available, either vinyl or paper.

2) Paint the entire piece the color of the background of the wallpaper. In this case I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Old White.

3) I ‘mog-poged’ (decoupaged / glued on) wallpaper to the top of the piece and door panels. When it was dry I put a ‘watery’ coat of decoupage over the wallpaper, especially on the edges of the paper on the top so it wouldn’t start to peel off). Let dry.

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4) I put a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Clear Wax over the entire piece.

5) Distress the piece as you desire.

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6) After distressing I added a mixture of Dark Wax and Clear Wax to different areas of the piece.

7) All done! I always love to add the “jewelry” at the end.

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– Cindy