The blue dresser above from A Simpler Design has a slightly more varied look, which gives the piece dimension and interest. 38th Street has a good tutorial on how to achieve this layered chalk paint finish using two different paint colors, and no sanding required. Some people like to sand the painted surface, exposing the wood underneath, to get an even more distressed finish. Susan of Saw Nail & Paint tried out Magnolia chalk paint to give this entryway stand a vintage feel.
What is Chalk Paint? _ Originally developed by the paint brand Annie Sloan, this type of paint gives surfaces a dreamy, matte look. It's often used with soft wax, which seals the paint and leaves a silky finish. Besides being low_VOC and water_based, its thick consistency makes it easy to use, with little to zero prep involved, and a low propensity for drips — which makes both painting itself, not to mention cleanup, easy.
by Charlotte D. Currie on Aug 22, 2018 Chalk Paint