ARTICLE Annie Sloan

The possibilities are endless when it comes to revamping your chest of drawers.

My paint, Chalk Paint™, is so easy to use – the trickiest part is choosing your colour!

If you don’t know what colour to use, stick with a white or something neutral as it will go with anything. If you want to go a little mad, you could paint it in my colour Graphite, which is a strong, almost-black neutral.

If your home is already filled with a lot of neutral colours, why not paint it a wonderful bright red and then maybe use my Dark Soft Wax, which will richen and deepen the colour a little. Using wax will also bring out wonderful texture in the paint.

Annie designed her range to follow an artist’s paintbox – there are 33 colours and they can be mixed together to create many more. Chalk Paint™ is only sold in independent shops and all the stockists are fully trained Colour Experts offering expert advice on colour and techniques.

And don’t worry about making mistakes – if you decide the colour is not quite right for you, you can simply paint straight over it or put a wash over it to lighten it a little. The unique thing about Annie’s paint is that there is no need to prime first – you can simply get stuck in!

For more information on Chalk Paint™, visit Annie Sloan Paints.

Other articles you might be interested in: How to choose colour for your next home painting project.

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This article by Annie Sloan featured on page 37 in Issue 016 of New Zealand Renovate Magazine. New Zealand's first and only magazine solely dedicated to home renovations.

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