I first fell in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint when I visited R. Lucas Scott Co. during a trip this spring to Holland, Mich. I was wowed by the way the paints and waxes were used to transform tired furniture into showpieces, not to mention the shop owner's promise that the paint was easy to use and required no priming.
At the time the store was one of only a handful of retailers in Ohio and Michigan that were carrying the paint. Coincidentally, the very next weekend I wandered into one of the others, Funky Junk Boutique in Seville. There I spotted a sweet picture frame and was surprised to discover it was just humble plastic, elevated with a coat of the paint.
That's why this video on Chalk Paint caught my eye when it landed in my email inbox.
I have yet to try my hand at painting a piece, but there's an old maple dresser in my bedroom that's crying out for a fresh look. This video might just be the inspiration I need.
Fortunately the network of retailers continues to expand. In our area, you can buy the paint at Consigners Collection in Stow as well as Funky Junk Boutique.
More information about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and a database of retailers are on the Annie Sloan Unfolded website.