I'm nearly finished with the bedroom makeover so now I can start posting projects! This little side table was a steal at a local thrift store for 20.00. Now I LOVE Annie Sloan chalk paint but I have to say, painting the INSIDE of cabinets like this is a real pain (figuratively AND literally). I had planned to just use regular spray paint on the inside but when I was at the hardware store I saw this . . .
Chalk paint . . . in a can. Maybe not new to some but it was to me so I thought I'd try it. Black and green have been around for a long time but I'd not seen other colors. I think this was a cabinet to hold records because of the slots inside -- very cool! Two light coats and the inside was finished. (The 'shadows' are just that -- shadows. The inside was totally covered in a clean finish with just two coats)
But once I saw how great this looked . . . I decided to use it on the entire piece! Here's what I loved about it:
It was quick and easy to apply
It dried super fast between coats
It gave a nice, smooth finish
It was easy to distress and easy to wax
The only 'negative' I could see was the paint smell but that was not enough to deter me from using it.
Like regular chalk paint, I did no prep work or sanding at all and the paint adhered perfectly. I did remove all of the hardware first since it was in such great shape and I wanted to keep it as is.
I used Annie Sloan clear wax and followed up with touches of dark wax, then buffed it for a nice finish.
I will definitely be using the spray chalk paint again. Right now it comes in about 6 different colors. It's definitely a smoother, neater finish than the regular chalk paint but I liked that on this piece. I have other pieces in the room where I used the AS Chalk Paint so there are a variety of 'finishes' in the room.
I think the spray chalk paint is a GREAT option, especially for the insides of cabinets or pieces with hard-to-reach spots! Have you ever used spray chalk paint? Did you like it?
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