~ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tutorial Series for Outdoor Pieces...Project #5 ~


My glider is the last of the projects in this Chalk Paint® Painting Outdoor Series.
This is what it looked like before painting with color Provence Chalk Paint®.
The tassels you see on the seat are from the overhead pecan tree.

All I did was sand off some loose paint and dust the glider off with an old wide paint brush. 
I like to use an old paint brush for a duster...easy and faster than using a rag.
I painted on one coat of Annie Sloan color Provence to the glider.

                        By the time I finished painting the back the front was dry and ready to be
sanded with 220 grit sandpaper.

This is a close up before sanding....

...and after sanding.  I found several layers of paint
underneath the Provence...brown, yellow, and some white.

This is another close up before sanding....

...and the finished project. 
It took me all of 45 minutes from start to finish.
 For two metal chairs and the glider I used 1/2 quart of paint. 
You're going to LOVE this paint!

As you can see painting outside with Annie's Chalk Paint® is so easy and very durable.
I did not seal the glider with any product.  Do not wax on outside pieces.

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  1. That looks fantastic. I am following you now.

  2. I ordered some paint from your site today - cannot wait to receive and give it a try!!

  3. Oh wow! That looks fantastic!!

  4. Thanks everyone. Stephanie you are going to love this paint!

  5. Wow that does look awesome! I love that color!! The glider is very cool.

  6. The color is awsome, me and my sister-inlaw both have dreams of getting our hands on one of those old gliders, it reminds me the summers of my childhood :)

  7. So how well does chalk paint hold up outside??? I have almost the exact same glider and happen to have some paint on hand!

  8. wow, okay, now THAT turned out awesome.

  9. I liked the before, but LOVE the after. Great job. I didn't realize you could even use that paint outside.

  10. Wow! That piece could definetly be on the cover of a gardening magazine. I can hardly wait to try chalk paint on a few pieces I have waiting for a transformation. Thanks for sharing. vickie

  11. So lovely. Want to win 3 quarts of chalk paint? come on by. Newest follower. Love your site.

  12. The glider is beautiful. Great color and the sanding made it really perfect!

  13. Thanks everyone. Molly I am the Annie Sloan Stockist in the Dallas/Ft. Worth - N. Texas area. I will be running a give away on Miss Mustard Seed next Friday 6/10. I will be posting a link here soon.

  14. Hi. Love, love this glider!!! It turned out fabulous! I look forward to learning more about chalk paint.
    ~ Julie

  15. What a great piece! I came from Mustard Seed. I live in the metroplex, I have got to come to your store. I think I need this very color!

  16. love chalk paint...I had read about outdoor use, but am wondering how it holds up? if there's rust? What about a sealer? I haven't had success with wax outdoors...just found your blog...excellent. Gayle

  17. Oh!!! Fabulous!!! I want that glider to start with and that paint (and the color!) is GLORIOUS! LOVE IT!

  18. Karla! I love this! I, too, have a glider like this, but with basket weave cut outs! Right now it's painted pale pink, but now I'm thinking, I might try primer red or the e-silk red! Thanks for showing this! :-)
    xoxo, Ryan

  19. Wow that looks awesome! I love that old metal furniture. It always reminds me of my great grandma Edith.

  20. Wow!! This is fantastic!! I can't wait to try some of my outdoor things!!! REALLY nice!! I'm a new follower from Miss M's. :)

  21. I didn't realize this could be used on outside projects. Not sealing huh? Sounds very easy!

  22. Hi Karla!
    This is beautiful and the effects of the sanding is gorgeous!!
    Wow! I have to get some chalk paint , but I live in Ontario, Canada.
    Do you know where I could order it from?

    Deborah xo

  23. I have a couple of metal rocking chairs in my front courtyard and I wondered if chalk paint would work for outdoor furniture. Your glider is beautiful and the color is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Hi, I found you on Pinterest. Your glider looks amazing! I have thought about painting stuff outside with Annie Sloan chalk paint, but didn't know if it would all just wash away... do you seal it after you paint it? Can't wait to read more of your posts!


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  26. Hi, I know it it has been a while since this post was created... but I am hoping someone will see my comment :)

    I love the fact sealant is not needed here! but... I would like to apply something to a garden table that gives a dark stain over the colour chosen for the base (rather than just sand it for an aged look).

    What kind of sealant (or anything else) would you recommend I use over this? I know wax is out of the question as it melts under the hot sun.

    Love your post! It is really nice to see the pictures of the different stages of this beautiful transformation!!! x

  27. hello,
    from long i was looking for such pictures, how outdoor look after chalk paint

    thanks plese keep posting paint picture

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