I have been wanting to share this quick tutorial with you for quite sometime but work and household chores got in the way. I was able to make a huge casserole last night and because there was plenty of left overs it gave me a night off of cooking! Yay Me! (Truth be told, I really dislike cooking). I paint with all kinds of different paints and techniques. They range from oil paint, to enamels, and all the way to chalk paints. I will try and do some tutorials on each of them soon.
Today I will be sharing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It is a high quality furniture paint. It is thick, silky, and amazing. It is said that no sanding or priming is required. The only drawback it is quite on the expensive side.
I have had this ottoman for about eight years and it had been used for four of those eight years and was still in excellent condition. I had put it away in a safe place as I really enjoyed the tufting and the big buttons! I thought I would give it a little facelift.
|I started with a clean faux leather ottoman|
|I sanded it for good measure (Annie Sloan is really known for skipping this step)|
|After sanding the entire ottoman, I opened a jar of Annie Sloan English Yellow goodness! This 4 oz. jar of paint was $12.95. You can use a good quality brush, this one was about $30.|
|So, I painted...(Caution, it will look horrible after the first few coats)|
|Although it took several days to work on it, it did give me an Instant Gratification!|
|Up-close and Personal you can see that there are no cracks..|
|Smooth and Silky|
|I jumped on it and squished it and has held up very well! I love how all the stitching shows up behind the paint!|
|Tea Time! Enjoying the Cookies of my Labor!|
|Look for this Ottoman under my "Shop" page.|
**UPDATE - This ottoman can be painted using Le Chalk chalk paint powder (Click here) for 1/3 of the cost of Annie Sloan. One bag of Le Chalk will make an entire quart of chalk paint. A quart of paint can be purchased at your local Sherwin Williams for $7. Annie Sloan chalk paint is approximately $40 a quart. That's alot of savings!