Before and After…and After… With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Remember this table? This was the very the first piece of furniture my painting partner Susan Siefer of  Mad Patter Art Design and I painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

console table before

console table before

The top was covered with dirty contact paper that was hiding at least two previous paint jobs: notice the yellow that was painted over the blue that was painted over the original wood.

console table before

contact paper over paint

Since we had heard there was no striping, sanding or prepping needed with the Annie Sloan paint we wanted to try it on really rough piece. You can read my blog here about all the steps we did with the paint, stencil and wax to transform it into this.

console table after

console table after

Well after looking at it for a few months in the studio we weren’t feeling the love anymore. In fact there were several of our earliest pieces that we got the urge to give a make over. Luckily, one of the best things about the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that if you decide you want a change …just repaint it…again, no sanding, prepping or striping.

Then last week while visiting the Brimfield Antique show we saw this fabulous Union Jack dresser painted by Nancy Chace of Sea Rose Cottage.

Union Jack Dresser

Photo by Nancy Chace of Sea Rose Cottage

Seeing Nancy’s chest inspired us to give our console table a little British flair.

console table after, after

console table after and after

We used nail heads around the edge for a little added bling.

We also gave a makeover to this Antibes Green stenciled table.

green stenciled table before

green stenciled table before

It now has a new life painted Emperor’s  Silk Red.

Table after

Table after

Here is a close up of the top which we lacquered with images of graffiti that I photographed while vacationing in Barcelona.

barcelona table detail

We gave this red stool with silk fabric a makeover to go into a little girl’s room.

stool before

stool before

and is now painted with Antoinette pink and gold leaf trim and recovered with a bright paisley print.

stool after

stool after

Even this orange and blue table got a little tweek

with the addition of a pompom accent trim.

Since we have recently acquired some large and unique pieces to paint, as well as a few commissioned pieces, we need to clear out and make some room. We are putting all our pieces for sale on Etsy. Click HERE to see what is for sale as well as some of Susan’s paintings. You can also see our painted furniture by following my board on Pinterest . We will be adding new pieces as we paint.

So what do you think of our makeovers?  Have you used the Annie Sloan paint yet?

If you have a piece of furniture you would like transformed or if you need help choosing the perfect color, or decorating give me a call at 617-965-3342.


12 Responses to Before and After…and After… With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
  1. Nancy @ Sea Rose Cottage Reply

    Love your updates! The nail head trim is fantastic and the graffiti is just genius! Thanks also for the mention. I’m sharing this on Facebook

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks for the kind words Nancy and of course for the inspiration!

  2. Sheila Zeller Reply

    I think your makeovers are incredible! I love, LOVE the nailhead trim around the table. That was a genius idea!!!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Sheila, I credit Susan for coming up with the nail head idea.

  3. Kelly Reply

    Wow! I do love the pieces even more than before. That chest is fabulous!! I love the tables but I think my favorite is that little stool! So much personality now!! I am sure you both are going to do very well!! Great job.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Kelly, as you know, the paint is just so addicting!

  4. kristie@thedecorologist Reply

    I love your furniture transformations – they look amazing! REALLY love that console with the British flag. I have used Annie Sloan paint on several things, but I have been concerned about repainting. Can I just paint over the wax without sanding it down? I hope that’s the case, because that’s been my concern. Would love your expert knowledge!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Kristie and yes, you can paint right over the wax no problem.

  5. Kay Reply

    Love these! Not sure how I got to your website, but I completely love Susan’s work and didn’t realize you were connected.
    Thanks for the great post!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks for checking me out and for taking the time to leave a comment.

  6. Meagan Reply

    How did you measure & tape out the design? I have a rectangular coffee table I would like to try this on.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Meagan, We found a union jack flag online and printed out a copy. Then we basically hand copied it to fit our stretched table. We put the big cross right in the center of the table and then hand drew the rest from there with a large ruler.

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