Can I tell you how excited I was to receive these in the mail?
I was provided these products, but all of the opinions are my own. I am required to tell you that, but of course it’s not hard to rave about Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. I haven’t met a color in her collection that I haven’t liked yet.
This is the little guy getting the big makeover today. I found him at a church flea market for $15. I love those!
And here is his beauty shot:
I chose the harlequin pattern because it’s one of my favorites.
For this makeover, I painted my bench, no sanding or priming required. To create the harlequin pattern, I followed this method:
You can see the full tutorial here.
I used Delicate Surface Frog Tape to create the pattern. My favorite is pulling the tape off. Be sure to remove the tape while the paint is still wet!
As you can see I removed the top…
That was easy because it has storage underneath! It was likely a piano bench.
I lined the inside with pretty contact paper.
No more using my kiddo’s old underpants to apply wax. I spared you that photo. You’re welcome.
The wax brush made waxing a breeze and it allowed me to apply just the right amount, which was not always the case when using a cloth (or SpongeBob underpants.) The best part though is no more wax all over my fingers!
Cleaning is easy using a grease cutting dish liquid and warm water.
I applied the clear soft wax, wiped off the excess with a clean soft cloth and buffed to a beautiful sheen.
The silver teapot was recent thrift store find. For $5 it I knew it would be perfect to display my newly dried hydrangeas.
One more time before:
I love this paint and you already know I use it all the time, so it’s easy to rave about it.
To find your local Chalk Paint® Stockist, you can use their Stockist Locator.
My favorite colors is Duck Egg Blue as seen on my Rolling Kitchen Cart Makeover. One of my favorite makeovers using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is my Dressing Table, done using Graphite and Pure White. And if Pure white is too bright, one of my most popular makeovers was my Dining Room Table and Chairs using Old White. There are so many beautiful colors to choose from.
I hope you enjoyed this little bench makeover and thank you SO much for all the birthday wishes on Monday.
I got a little more personal and it was fun!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!