~Fireplace Hearth Makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®~

I love my fireplace....but I was really tired of the red brick hearth!
   So I cleaned the hearth with soap and water and broke out 
I chose color French Linen as my base color.

I applied the paint directly to the brick and let it dry.
After the first coat dried I dry brushed on
colors Country Grey and Paris Grey. 
Then I dabbed on color Old White and spritzed with water
blending the colors together to get a stone look.

I didn't use wax or a sealer...just the lovely paint!
This entire project took about an hour...drying time included!

I love the new look and my fireplace has taken on
a whole new charm!

A Weathered Wood Look from Annie Sloan's New Book

No doubt, the weathered look is gorgeous!
And...Annie Sloan has a new book out called
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More.
Within its pages are “40 step-by-step projects to transform your home.”
This is one of my favorite projects from the book called
Distressed Armoire. in Chapter Two, featuring French Style.
Annie used French Linen then brushed on a layer of Clear Wax.
Over this she added a mix of Paris Grey and Old White, thinned down with water.
Before the paint was completely dry she brushed on another layer of
Clear Wax and wiped it over with a clean, dry cloth to create a
washed, dragged, and distressed effect.
The inside is painted in Greek Blue...BEAUTIFUL!
Annie’s book is a best seller.
Scoop it up and enjoy the 39 other projects including...get this....
 Dying Fabric with Chalk Paint®

~Annie's Chalk Paint® on Fabric~

Look at this sweet French chair that a friend of mine
asked me if I could paint the fabric with Chalk Paint®
decorative paint by Annie Sloan....
Well heck yeah!

So this is the before Damask green and pink fabric.

I spritzed the fabric with a little water before painting.
Then lightly applied the paint using Annie's natural bristle brush
in a circular motion
keeping my brush slightly damp with water.

This is what the fabric looks like after painting
with Chalk Paint® color Versailles.
Versailles is a pale grey green color that looks
great on painted upholstery.  A small sample pot
of Chalk Paint® is plenty to paint this dainty chair.

The thin one coat layer of Chalk Paint® accented the texture in the
Damask fabric and it remained soft and supple.  I choose
not to wax because the fabric remained soft.  I painted the
nail heads too and lightly distressed with sandpaper.

Give this a try!
It was quick and easy and I love the look...hope you do too!

My company's name is Lady Butterbug and I would love to ship Chalk Paint®
to your front door.
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