Annie Sloan and Mr Darcy – a romantic chalk paint makeover

Country style dining roomI am so excited about my very first Annie Sloan chalk paint makeover! I have seen so many fantastic furniture makeovers online and read a great deal of positive reviews that I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while, despite my hatred for painting. Our dining room setting is beautiful, but the mango wood doesn’t quite match the other wooden elements in our home, and while i am not willing to paint the entire setting, I though just painting the bench seat white would help it to tie into the room better. Chalk paint makeoverI have a hatred for painting, so I thought a little of Mr Darcy in the background encouraging me would make the process more enjoyable. It did!! Why thank you Mr Darcy. This was the most romantic painting project I’ve ever experienced. 🙂Old white chalk paintHere I am in action – completing the first coat. I did two coats and one coat of soft clear wax. I found the paint goes a long way and I only used about 1/3 of my 1litre tin. Old White Annie SloanOld white Annie Sloan chalk paintI am really happy with how it looks and I love that the setting doesn’t look too matchy matchy anymore. I have a couple more projects in mind for this paint, which will help me incorporate more recycled pieces into my home. This might be the very first time I have enjoyed painting. 🙂Annie Sloan old white Bench seat



  1. countrygirl64
    February 13, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Love how the stool turned out. I like that things are not matchy, matchy either. I use ASCP all the time and have painted quite a few pieces for my home.

    • February 27, 2015 / 11:16 am

      Me too! I can’t wait to paint a few more pieces…..I have an old trunk waiting for a makeover. 🙂

  2. Leonie Aland
    February 13, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    looks lovely! A beautiful room.

    • February 27, 2015 / 11:16 am

      Thanks so much! This paint was wonderful to work with 🙂

    • February 27, 2015 / 11:16 am

      Thanks! It’s not so matchy matchy now. This paint is great!

  3. K bennett
    February 27, 2015 / 9:28 am

    What shade did you use?

    • February 27, 2015 / 11:13 am

      I used Old White. I was tossing up between Old and White and Pure White, but the Old White turned out to be perfect.

  4. El
    June 1, 2015 / 2:35 am

    Hello! Your home is beautiful!
    May I ask where you found your sofa and chair ?

    • redagapeblog
      June 2, 2015 / 9:12 am

      Good Morning! i found the dining room setting Harvey Normam and the sofa is from Early Settler. I hope this helps!

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