This was a really fun commission! I was given 3 barstools to paint Annie Sloan's Paris Grey and distress with pops of Burgandy and Graphite showing through.
I used not only Dark Walnut stain over top of the paint (because the color was wrong) but also Dark Minwax stain which was fun!
I then sprayed a coat of Polycrylic over the pieces because they will get lots of use!
This was a direct commission so had no say in what the client wanted.
Distressed Paris Grey Bar Stools
I layered the chalk paint first so when I put the gray over top of them, they will come through when I sand.
You can see that the Annie Sloan paint does NOT look like what it said it looked like. So I had to stain over top of the paint in order to make it more brown and more like the Paris Grey sample the client wanted.
I was shocked at how off the color was. I don't use Annie Sloan ever but the client wanted me to.
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Published March 28th, 2015 6:06 PM
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