Transforming Unfinished Wood with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

In a previous blog post we shared one of Rhonda's method for staining wood using Annie Sloan's Dark Wax.

After: Finished Bed Transformation

After: Finished Bed Transformation

Using the bed previously stained with Dark Wax, Rhonda completes the transformation using Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

Supplies and Tools:

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Annie Sloan Waxes & Quality Lint Free Rag


The Method


Rhonda used the Annie Sloan Pure Bristle brush to apply a even thin coat of Old White Chalk Paint®. Since the desired look for this bed would be a distressed finish, the paint was applied thinly but evenly.

Using a distressing tool, Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scour Green Pad, Rhonda lightly distressed the painted surface. The distressing technique reveals the stained wood below the painted surface to add weathering and dimension to piece.

Rhonda sealed the paint with Annie Sloan's Clear Wax and added aging using Annie Sloan's Dark Wax.


Project Start to Finish Gallery


To learn hands-on how to create an authentic distressed finish accented with Clear and Dark Wax, take a workshop at Rhonda J's Shoppes.