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The Beginner's Guide to Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Wax: One Beginner's Tips to Another! | I let my intimidation over using Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan keep me from exploring the medium for way too long. Now that I have finally given it a whirl, I'm eager to empower other beginners to give it a go. It's SO much easier than you think it is! Especially with this step by step run-down.

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I applied 2 coats of Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint. Sanded edges to distress a bit. Gave it a clear coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Then heavily distressed with Annie Sloan Dark Wax. I repainted all of the hardwar

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before and after of kitchen table makeover painted white base and stained driftwood top. Used Rustoleum Driftwood stain with Annie Sloan dark wax

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I also painted a swatch of Paris Grey for comparison. As you can {hopefully} see, Paris Grey is a much cooler gray than French Linen, which is a beautiful, warm, taupe gray. The swatch at the very bottom is a quick and dirty weathered/driftwood effect that you can get with Pure White, French Linen, and CoCo.

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