Chalk Paint Makeovers

I wanted to share with you some furniture painting I have done using Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue chalk paint. I wanted to show how the results can be quite different depending on the wax you you choose to finish the piece with. I painted over two wood pieces and a black painted candle holder. I know many of you might be fearful of painting over a wood antique piece, but if you aren't loving the piece go for it! It will immediately change it's look. 

For these makeovers you will need:

Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Paint

Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax

Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax

For the desk and Candle I also used Annie Sloan Old White Paint.

To achieve the look on the claw foot table I used 250 grit sand paper to gently rub off any old flaking varnish.

I Painted  two coats of Duck Egg Blue.

Take 250 Grit sand paper and gently distress the edges. Do this randomly over the piece to the areas that would naturally get bumped. I choose not to sand the top of the piece, only the sides. 

Finish the piece using Clear and Dark Soft Wax.

Start with the Clear wax working it into a portion of the table and wiping off.

Once the entire piece has been waxed using Clear, do the whole piece again using the Dark wax.

Apply a good amount of the Dark Wax. Work it into the cracks and crevices of the table.

Too much aging? Reapply the clear wax and it will come off when you wipe.

The Dark wax turns the Duck Egg Blue into a more green/blue hue.

Buff 24 hours later.

For the desk I also painted two coats.

Also sand the sides and legs to reveal the wood color below.

Paint the medallions Old White.

Make sure to sand the metal drawer pulls before painting. 

For this piece I only finished using clear wax. This will keep it a clear duck egg blue color. Again Buff 24 Hours later.

For the Candle I painted a black candle holder with two coats of paint. I used Old white on the details of the holder. I painted it rather primitively so it would appear older. I finished it with clear wax and then dark wax. 

Refer to my Antiqued and Distressed Bench Project for the how to's of painting and waxing:

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The Rebel Crafter


  1. Love them! I so cheap....I haven't purchased any of Anne Salons chalk paint yet, but everyone raves about it. I might have to make the splurge soon!

  2. Thanks so much for linking!! Where do you get the paint? I adore all your creations !!! Come back Monday !

  3. I love the Chalk paint as a place in Myrtle Beach sales it and I wanted to buy it and didn't. I think I'm going to go back now and buy some. Especially the wax! I've just started a blog come on over and join me.

  4. I love to have always useful tips which can really make easy for me to do. Yeah, it's true to paint any furniture which I like so much but these kind of information really help us to think about furniture. I really white painted furniture for my place that's why I always look for new tips to make my furniture better. Anyway, thanks for your informative and useful post.

  5. Anonymous10/19/2013

    Thank you so much for sharing how u did that!!! Its beautiful



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