My mother in law has a lot of really good quality, old pieces of furniture that she has no space for in her home. I love ‘old meets new’ style of furniture (vintage or shabby chic, whatever you want to call it!) so I am more than happy to take whatever she wants to give us for our home. With her blessing I updated these chairs with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor’s silk. This paint is so easy to use, you don’t have to prep the chairs, you can just go right ahead and start painting. It dries really quickly too. I got this chair done in one afternoon (and I was 38 weeks pregnant with a 10+lb baby!) so if I can do it anyone can! I kept the old cushion covers because they matched the paint and also because they helped to keep the chair true to its past.
I’ve used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre on a number of things around our house – a table for the hallway, several book shelves and photo frames. There are endless possibilities and it’s a really great way of giving life to old furniture which can often cost quite little but be really well made. Try donedeal.ie or adverts.ie or even your local second hand shop or car boot sale for pre-loved pieces of furniture – armed with the info that Annie Sloan paint can alter things you will view items in a different light! Click here for a list of Irish stockists – it is relatively easy to get.
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