How to Chalk Paint a Dresser With Annie Sloan Paris Grey Chalkpaint

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I just can’t begin to say enough good about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

The directions for how to paint a dresser with Annie Sloan chalk paint is seriously so easy!

Gather supplies-

Chalk paint we used Annie Sloans Paris Grey

Wax- Annie Sloan Wax

Paint brushes- We used a 2" brush

Screw driver- to remove hardware

Old Rags for wiping spills and then clean rags to use with wax

Drop Cloths or old blankets

Remove all the drawers and/or doors and hardware from dresser.

Use some drop cloths or old blankets placed under the legs and then just start painting!

We painted this dresser right in my moms bedroom!

The paint dries super fast especially here in the West where we have really dry air.

One coat could actually have been enough but we went with 2 coats but it hardly took any paint.

A total win! We just used a 2" paint brush and brushed it on. No sanding, no prep!!

I have also chalk painted my moms bed, our Entertainment center and our Master bath vanity! I love this stuff!

It turned out amazing! My mom loves her dresser now! It looks so French and chic now! It is always amazing how paint can change the entire look of a piece of furniture or room!

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  • Margaret Margaret on Jun 05, 2021

    What is the wax for? I’ve never used chalk paint!

  • Denise Horaist Ostarly Denise Horaist Ostarly on Jan 02, 2022

    Can you chalk paint coffee table that has a high gloss finish?

  • Evelyn Starr-High Evelyn Starr-High on Jan 02, 2022

    I have mahogany furniture I want to do this with but am afraid I’ll make a mess. I’ve been told it sucks up the paint. Any advice for working with mahogany?

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  • Ingrid Ingrid on Jan 02, 2022

    Wow!! The hardware was the finishing touch. Beautiful

  • Jodi Murray Hendon Jodi Murray Hendon on Jan 03, 2022

    As far back as I can remember, the buffet was always in my grandparents' dining room. Then I inherited it from my elderly aunt, and it had rotted all around the bottom, so that had to be fixed. For three years, I asked my husband to repair the buffet so I could paint it, and that was all I wanted for Christmas. Finally, he did.

    I have a friend who had an antique store at one time and she told me I shouldn't paint it because I'd "ruin the antique value." Okay, I said, what is it worth? When she said $150, I told her $150 wasn't worth putting up with something I didn't like on the off-chance that my great-grandchildren might think it's an antique. Anyway, it's old, (40s/early 50s) but not technically an antique. They made thousands of them in the factories.

    I went to an Annie Sloan deminar several years ago. I think I did the wax in the wrong order, using dark and then light, but it turned out fine. It photographs more brown than it really is. I may try painting on cloth (dining room chairs) next.

    • Karins Kottage Karins Kottage on Jan 03, 2022

      I have painted a couple of antique pieces of furniture over the years and have loved them even more. I figure why keep an antique if you don’t like it the way it is… right? Im

      glad you painted your piece of furniture and that you want to paint some chairs now! Post pictures so we can see how everything turns out!