Antique Trunk/Coffee Table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Linda's stuff 2 days ago
I have been asking about readers opinions about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lately. I am not a huge fan of chalk paint but the reason is because I don't find it a good paint to do "fine" painting in. By "fine" painting, I mean a smooth finish with an even sheen and minimal brush marks. However, rather than sound like a hater of Annie Sloan, I decided I would do a piece with her red emperor's silk. I tinted the clear wax with my own tints to get it the exact colour I wanted. And, yes, I really did obsessively paint around all that brass hardware. The legs are painted black with my custom red glaze on them. Hubbie says its finished and to leave it alone. I'm not so sure. The only question I have is: should I add brass or bronze paint to the bottom of the feet to tie them in with the top? Or would you leave it as is?


  • Annette Pace
    Annette Pace Columbus, GA
    What kind of paint used &how did you do the corners so Good without getting paint on them ?
  • Linda Butler
    Linda Butler Caribou, ME
    How did you not get paint on everything
  • Shaun
    Shaun Canada
    How can we 'Mark as Helpful' when not one question has been answered?! :/
  • Mother
    Mother United Kingdom
    If you haven't yet painted those legs - leave them alone. Hubbie is so right. They look fabulous as they are, and to paint them with brass or even bronze would, so far from 'finishing' them, make them look over-processed. As it is, they subtly blend in
  • Linda
    Linda Hackettstown, NJ
    Love it - I have a trunk in the basement, had it for years, this really is a great idea!
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