DIY Decorating With Chalk Paint: The Pot Makeover

I have a new found love in my life, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It can transform a tired looking piece of furniture into something lovely, a mismatched pot into something that really works, an outdated kitchen into a fresh new one or a fabric cushion into something gorgeous (yes, you can paint it on fabric too).

I’d never used it before, nor painted any furniture for that matter, but you don’t need to be an expert to use it, you just paint it on. The best thing about it is you don’t have to do any prep beforehand!

I thought I’d share with you my first transformation using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. It’s not perfect, but the aim with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that it’s not about making something look perfect, you’re trying to achieve a shabby, worn look.

The Pot Makeover

This gorgeous pot of mine worked perfectly in our old modern house, but not so much in our old workers cottage.

I painted on the first coat and let it dry.
After the second coat, here’s the final product! I didn’t use the clear wax for this one as I liked the rougher texture as this would be an outdoors pot.  It’s not perfect and I still have some learning to do, but it’s good for my first shot. I love that you can see bits of the original colour through it.

When we bought our early 1900’s cottage, there was an old buffet left under the house. We were going to just get rid of it, but now that I’ve discovered this amazing paint, I want to do it up. Of course, you don’t want to go painting any old ‘antique’ looking furniture without knowing it’s value, however, I’m pretty sure the one under the house isn’t anything special. 

This video gave me loads of inspiration. It’s amazing what this lady has done with the paint (and in the two colours I have – Old White and Duck Egg Blue)

For my next Annie Sloan installment, I’ll share with you a furniture makeover, our boring and dated brown timber bed transformed into something beautifully shabby! 
This post is in no way affiliated with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I simply love the product and want to share with you what I’ve done with it!
 
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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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9 Comments

  1. January 9, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    I LOVE this! I’ve seen chalk paint but have never thought to use it on a pot before. I’ve got the perfect one sitting outside, desperate for a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • January 10, 2014 / 4:24 am

      Me too! I’m so glad I could give you a little inspiration. You can truly use this paint on anything. I really want to paint my outdated kitchen so it looks a little better until we have enough money to renovate it.

  2. January 10, 2014 / 3:46 am

    I have heard of this paint before and must give it a go. The pot looks great Eva!

  3. January 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

    Great job. I too have heard of the Annie Sloan chalk paint but haven’t tried a project with it yet. Looking forward to seeing what you did with your bed!

  4. January 11, 2014 / 12:04 am

    I have heard so much about chalk paint but still have no idea what it actually is! I feel I must investigate if your results are anything to go by!

  5. January 11, 2014 / 6:19 am

    The pot looks awesome with it’s new life. So many things you could go crazy on. Have fun πŸ™‚

  6. January 11, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Oooh! I hadn’t thought of chalk paint! There’s a few pieces around here that could use a new look! Thanks for the tip!

  7. January 11, 2014 / 10:50 am

    Thank you so much for this introduction. I know I am going to love chalk paint! It’s right up my alley. The pot looks terrific! x