Thursday, October 25, 2012

Annie Sloan chalk paint for a kitchen table.

We have this table. This table was given to us and it has moved with us to every place (up to 6 now) and I've never loved it. It's thick and heavy and not my favorite color. After about 3 moves it stopped cleaning up very well. I couldn't get food off. It's as if the food morphed into the grain of the table. So, about 2 years ago I talked about wanting to paint it. About 1 year ago I went to Home Depot and actually bought the black spray paint. Then a year passed and I hadn't done anything. 

 Honestly, I was afraid of having to sand the table and chairs and all of their cracks and ins and outs. Then I didn't want to have to prime it and then I just kept complaining about it but never did anything.
 Enter ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT. Seriously, this stuff is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I toyed around with replacing the table but even something cheap would've been in the $100. So, I felt that $35 was totally reasonable. Plus, no sanding or priming.
 I bought a cheap brush from walmart. I would've bought a small one for the chairs next time. This brush was a little tricky to use on the small parts of the chair but it worked. And then I bought the high grain sandpaper to scuff it up when I was finished.
 It is beautiful. It's called Emperor Red. It's perfect red. it matched my red Kitchen-Aid mixer and all my red in the kitchen. I love it. Best part is it only took 1 coat and a few days. I finished it with a coat of Poly-Urethane spray paint by Minwax. The whole project cost under $50 dollars.
And now, I actually finding myself loving this little table.

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