This bedroom set was a dark wood finish and was a little bland, but with the help of Annie Sloan and her high quality chalk paint along with a little creativity we can transform it for a longer life. Chalk Paint is an extremely versatile product, it can be used over multiple surfaces, mixed together for whatever colour you like, thinned, thickened and more with a ultra matt finish

Chalk Paint can be applied to surfaces without sanding first and you can get creative with fabrics but in this instance we were revamping this bedroom furniture set and the customer wanted a distressed finish and was happy for guidance

A grey base was mixed to suit the bedroom decor and applied to the surface. For protection and distressing the surface is protected with a clear wax with a black wax in appropriate areas over the top. With a final application of a silver gilt wax to bring out the highlights it really has transformed the drawers

The handles were also treated to an uplift with black paint and silver gilt wax again to tone in with the rest of the distressing

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is available worldwide from some interesting independent retailers who are very happy to guide you in the right direction visit to find your nearest stockist and to get some tips and techniques

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