Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan is my BFF. 

Or at least her paint is.  I'm telling you, this stuff is AMAZING.  

My kitchen cabinets?

Annie Sloan in primer red with black wax.  Not a day goes by where I don't stop and thank her for creating such fabulous paint.

Got beadboard that you want to paint?  

Annie Sloan is the answer.

 On top of the armoir my brother-in-law custom built for us (live in northern CA and need a cabinet maker?  Call Andrew!) there sits a wooden basket between the cute black clock and the vase we brought home from Italy.  The one that looks like an urn.

It didn't look like an urn in Italy.  It looked like a really pretty piece of pottery.  In America?  Still pretty...we just tell people it houses Uncle Vito.


In the middle of these photos...lunch break.  Butternut squash ravioli with brown butter, sage and pine nuts...left over from last night.  Lucky me.


 Anyway, back to the basket.  With Annie Sloan's paint, you don't need to do any prep at all.  Just paint whatever it is, as is.  The other thing?  It only needs one coat and that one coat dries super fast.  It'll feel weird...dry, like a chalkboard.

Steps two and three?  Wax.  First the clear, followed by the black.  It gives whatever you are working on a lovely aged look.

The finished product?  A little punch of color!

Just part of a really wonderful day where all I did was laundry, paint and cook a pot roast.

Nothing more.  Nothing less.

Back to the real world tomorrow, I guess...but that's OK.

Unless I find something else to paint.



  1. Hey-Happy New Year you two ! I hope you had a blessed Christmas! Love the painted basket that shows off the Harry Potter books so well! A fitting home for them!
    Feels like I'm finally over the holidays-

  2. I've never heard of that paint. I've used Benjamin Moore. I really like their oil based paint for wood/metal. No primer needed, and it holds up well to wear. It has a soft sheen to it, but isn't glossy. The BM latex paint for wool/metal has more of a sheen to it. I need to paint a coffee table and chair in the family room, so I'll have to go paint shopping and see what I find.


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