My Painted House with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan is my new series of blog posts that document me revamping my tired old house! We have lived in this house about four years and have just basically maintained it. The time has come to completely revamp every room. My paint of choice has to be Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. It’s really easy to use and one litre does go an awfully long way. This floor took about three quarters of a tin.
So if there was a blog post that was long overdue then it’s this one. The bedroom decorating was also long overdue. If the truth be told I spend a lot of time in this space. The light up here is just perfect for working on small sewing and crochet projects. It also has the most gorgeous views of the City that I will never tire of.
I started with the floor. The carpet was ripped up and peeking through my fingers hoping beyond hope that the previous owners left the old floorboards intact. Yay! We were in luck and the decorating Gods were on our side. So I got to work with the hot water, mop and sugar soap. However, I wasn’t convinced that the old stain wouldn’t bleed through the pale colour I had chosen. I coated the old stain with a stain blocker. The bonus here was that the floor then only needed one coat of Chalk Paint™ in Paris Grey. Is it possible to actually love a floor?
The stencil detail is Chalk Paint™ in Emperor’s Silk and Duck Egg Blue.
Next up was the bedside cabinets. These were pine originally. I’m not a huge fan of distressing furniture, but because the floor has worn look, I gave the two-colour distressing technique a go on the front of the cabinet. I used Chalk Paint™ in Duck Egg Blue over Paris Grey.
The armchair by the window is where I sit and crochet. Crochet is my winter hobby 🙂 I can also sit here to hand sew my dolls…while watching the world go by. My wee table, well it’s actually an Ikea stool, is home to my hooks and needles. This was given a coat of Chalk Paint™ in Provence. The more I look at this wee piece, the more it’s asking for a wee touch of decoupage.
Once the painting was finished, all that was left was the finishing touches! We debate “pictures” and “wall hangings” in this house. The other half likes clean lines, no pictures and no clutter…I love my vintage finds, postcards and prints from my jaunts to flea markets in Europe. I guess I won this debate 🙂
Thank you for your time; and I hope that my bedroom revamp has inspired your creative thoughts!