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Last reply on Sep 7, 2016

Antique Trunk/Coffee Table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Last reply on Sep 7, 2016

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?

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  • Michele Casey
    Michele Casey Australia
    on Jan 4, 2016

    why not change the feet to brass rollers

  • Mendyh
    on Jan 12, 2016

    How did you clean the hardware and how in the world did you do such a perfect job of painting around it?

  • Mary  Law
    Mary Law Villa Rica, GA
    on Feb 7, 2016


  • Annette Pace
    Annette Pace Columbus, GA
    on Mar 11, 2016

    What kind of paint used &how did you do the corners so Good without getting paint on them ?

  • Linda Butler
    Linda Butler Caribou, ME
    on Apr 11, 2016

    How did you not get paint on everything

  • Shaun
    Shaun Canada
    on Apr 12, 2016

    How can we 'Mark as Helpful' when not one question has been answered?! :/

  • Mother
    Mother United Kingdom
    on May 23, 2016

    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 and make it look a million dollars.

  • Linda
    Linda Hackettstown, NJ
    on May 30, 2016

    Love it - I have a trunk in the basement, had it for years, this really is a great idea!

  • Jlkuchrowy
    on Aug 13, 2016

    How do you paint this without getting paint on hardware. I love this idea

  • Mary
    Mary Hopkins, MN
    on Sep 7, 2016

    i would have the legs gold but really they look great, you did an incredible job, inspires me to do one, I have 3 trunks I got dumpster diving!

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