Since my first foray into the world of Annie Sloan paint I have wanted to slather pretty much most of the furniture in my house in the stuff! (You can see project 1 here)
Thankfully I have been pretty restrained. I did however finally get around to painting our dining table. It has been on the to do list for a year at least and I kept putting it off thinking we wouldn’t cope without a table for as long as it would take to paint and dry. Seeing how quick Annie Sloan paint coated and dried on the bureau however spurred me on. Stupidly I didn’t take a before photo as I was just too blooming excited to get started but picture a scratched, faded, stain covered oak type wooden farmhouse table and you have what we started with!
The table was painted completely in one day! I did it outside this time and the whole thing had 2 coats except the top which had 3. I also waxed the whole thing twice, again with 3 coats on the top. Learning from my previous mistakes on the bureau with the graphite coloured paint I worked a damn sight harder to make sure it had a really nice smooth finish.
The chairs were already black but they match perfectly!
If anyone is still on the fence about Annie Sloan I really say go for it! I’m already thinking about what else to use the rest of the tins on… Yep that’s right, even after a big old bureau and a dining table I still have at least a quarter tin left of both colours.
I have also had the pleasure of being featured in Lauren’s fabulous blog. She initially inspired me to give Annie Sloan a go so it is such an honour to feature in a reader showcase! Click the picture to see what Lauren’s up to over there.
I was initially commissioned to make this lilac one for a ladies daughter and as soon as I posted it on my Facebook page it became very popular. I have to admit I am pretty tempted myself 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying different colours and even have the crocodile stitch planned for one of them.