Hello Annie! I get a tad excited about painted furniture :) Coastal Home Love meets Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Hello Gorgeous Coasties!

I get excited about holidays, Christmas, my boy’s soccer games, shopping and lots of other wonderful things.  But don’t get me started on painted furniture… let’s just say the word obsession may or may not be an appropriate term to describe my relationship with it!  Love. 

So you can imagine my delight and happy dance worthy sheer joy over receiving some gorgeous new paint to test!  Now not just any ordinary run of the mill paint, but Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!!  Excited much, pick me up off the floor… hardly covers it πŸ˜‰

I had many projects lined up in my studio aka garage awaiting a makeover but I decided to dive in feet first and tackle quiet a large piece.  Allow me to introduce Big Bessy…..

Bessy came to live with us almost two years ago, she serves as a sideboard in our dining area and deserved a special make over.  In comes Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg.  Delicious.

I decided to prime her all over, even though I know this step was not necessary, but I wanted some of the white to peek through after distressing.  I applied two coats of Duck Egg, the first coat went on like a dream.  I followed up with a second coat to ensure beautiful coverage.  I painted the back boards white to add some more definition and contrast to her.

After a little distressing I finished her off with the crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me of waxes!  Annie’s Soft Wax is amazing…  I could eat it on toast for brekkie with a nice English Breakfast tea and be in heaven!  {don’t try this at home ;)}.

And without further ado, I think I’ll have to call her Beautiful Bessy now….




I’m so happy with how she turned out and I’m more than a bit in love with Annie’s paint.  So happy we can get it in Australia finally! :))  Find more information on Annie Sloan products here.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Jo xx

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  1. Scribbler

    This is a great piece — I have never seen anything quite like it. And you painted it in one of my favorite shades.

    I am going back through your blog because I really like your style. I am still hoping for a beach place one day. I found you on Wow Us Wednesday! You certainly did.

  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Oh wow Jo, Bessie really is beautiful in her new happy color! She’s such a unique piece and deserves to standout. So glad you enjoyed your chalk paint experience. Experimenting with new products is so much fun!

  3. Courtney

    Had to pop over from instagram to see how your duck egg piece turned out!! Wow!! Sooo good Jo, I’m chomping at the bit to use mine πŸ˜‰ Sunday is THE day!!