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.
Okie dokie. Let’s do this comparison! Here’s the table I used for this project. I chose this one because of its dark finish and the fact that there’s some damage on the top. I wanted to see how well these paints would cover the scuffs and markings. I used the Annie Sloan paint in Old White and the Rust_Oleum paint in Linen White. I applied both with a regular paint brush.
by Lindsay T. Woods on Aug 11, 2018 Chalk Paint