submitted by: Diane & Dean
Chalk painted furniture night stand.
I took a night stand that I already had. It didn’t match with the new room renovation that I just completed. So instead of buying a new piece of furniture, I decided to appreciate the beauty of the design and give it a fresh coat of chalk paint for a modern rustic design that when finished was perfect!
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Annie Sloan Clear wax
- Annie Sloan Dark Wax
- Clean cloth for waxing
- Sandpaper Block (optional)
- Annie Sloan wax brush (optional).
Step 1: With a clean dry cloth, dust off furniture. ( be sure to put large pieces of cardboard or drop cloth under your furniture before painting)
Step 2: Stir chalk paint thoroughly and begin painting your piece. This is when your adrenal kicks in a little!
Step 3: Chalk paint dries super fast compared to regular latex paint but you can tell if the paint is completely dry in all areas by noticing if all the paint is the same color. Darker patches mean the paint is not completely dry. It is up to you if you think it needs a second coat of paint. This night stand only needed one coat. I have used two coats on darker wood before. ***At this point, if you wanted to make the furniture look a little weathered, you can use your sandpaper block to sand around the edges of the furniture and around the drawer knob. You can use the Annie Sloan dark wax (pictured above) and dab a little on a clean cloth and rub over the not yet dry clear wax. This will help blend better. Wipe off any excess dark wax.
Step 4: When paint is completely dry, take a clean dry rag ( old white t shirt cut up) and dip into clear wax. You can also buy a wax brush in different sizes from your Annie Sloan supplier. Move rag in circular motion to cover all areas of painted furniture. This is what seals the paint.
Step 5: Let curate for 12 hours then buff the furniture with a clean rag. This will give the piece a nice finished sheen.