Thursday, 7 June 2012

Hello Annie Sloan

After reading dozens of inspirational blogs on interior decorating I have often come across the name Annie Sloan I didn't really take much notice as most of the blogs that I read are American. I don't know why I didn't look into this paint but it turned out that Annie Sloan is British, I was just under the impression it was an American brand paint "Stupid me". I looked up the nearest stockist in Manchester and did a bit of research on this paint, a friend had recently been using this paint on her shabby chic furniture I was intrigued. I was torn between the Old White and Antoinette I figured that if I was going to buy a higher end paint I might as well pick a colour rather than a neutral.

This paint is being used on my slim line dresser to make sure I knew what I was doing I tried it out on my plate rack, its been bare for all these years and is the only thing in house which I have not let my brush loose on. I also purchased the soft wax along with the dark wax I cant tell you how excited I am to renovate the second hand dresser. 

Poor quality of a photo but I am sure you get the idea.

This was with 2 coats of paint

I mixed it up a bit with Annie Sloan's clear and dark wax and distressed in areas.

I think the Cath Kidston plates look so pretty in contrast with the Antoinette.

I love this photo it really shows how naturally distressed it really looks.
I love Annie Sloan and look forward to painting the dresser today it is totally fool proof and a little goes a long way.


  1. Oh I love this too!!! so cute!!! I love your plates and cup is darling on such a sweet rack. yes the paint is all its cracked up to be...I would love to put these pics on my blog along wtih your Antoinette corner cupboard...let me know if its ok, I will link to your blog!

  2. Yes Amy I would be honoured thank you, this was my first Annie Sloan purchase and if I am not careful the whole house contents will be painted Antoinette. I decided to make good use of my Cath Kidston plates that I found at a bargain in the store TK Max Uk but I have decided to put them back in the display cabinet as my son has a habit of plate throwing "Greek Style". Let me know if you need better quality photos or are these ok? Thanks Amy to you for the Annie Sloan inspiration.

    1. Hi Tracy,
      I popped over from Amy' have a really pretty blog! i LOVE pink and plan on painting my kitchen cupboards in Antoinette,your plate rack looks really beautiful.

    2. Thank you I have been really tempted to paint mine too I will pop over to your blog let me know how your project turns out. Thank you for stopping by :)


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