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Just this week the new Pearlescent Glaze has been released. You can add it over Chalk Paint™ or you can mix it in with the Chalk Paint™ itself (be conservative with the paint though so that you don't lose the pretty shimmer).

Just think of a pretty detailed mirror, vase or picture frame.. those chairs that have certain areas to highlight with shimmer.. that dresser that could use a little extra pizzazz..There are endless possibilities with Annie's new Glaze.

The bottles above were painted first with Old White then, from left to right, Annie mixed Pearlescent Glaze with Chalk Paint® in Old White, Florence, Aubusson Blue, Antibes Green, and English Yellow to create these soft and pretty shimmering shades. Again not too much paint..

The Glaze is very durable so no need to wax over it. Let's say you have a piece of furniture that has the glaze in certain areas (like a stenciled section) just wax around or wipe the wax off over that section to keep your shimmer. It goes over Annie's lacquer just perfectly too.

You can order yours here on our website or call us at 425-931-7237 to schedule a curb side pickup.

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Want to get that restoration hardware wood look using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan? It's actually super easy. First find your victim, I used this old table that was still in decent shape, it just had a few scrapes on it.

I started out using a light coat of Old White then after it was dry I used sandpaper by hand and scraped the edges and all along the top all in the same direction to give it a natural grain look. I used the same process on the feet too.

Then I applied another light coat of Old White and repeated my sanding process.`After you have sanded the second coat now its time to add Paris Grey using light dry brush strokes. (just tip the end of your brush in the paint barely getting any on your brush and lightly coat strokes over your white). You will know once you play with it if you want more or not of the Paris Grey. Use the same process with sandpaper. Once you have the look you want then add Clear Wax with a wax brush or a bristle brush of some sort then while that is still wet add the dark wax. Then just wipe it down with a cloth.I do it in pieces so your wax works best for you.

I'm thinking I might add a little more dark wax to the top, not sure yet though. That's what I love about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY. just play with it and see what you like. If you get too much dark wax just apply more clear wax over it and wipe with a rag, it acts as an eraser.

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When we got this hutch in our store we were wondering which direction to go in transforming her into a elegant piece.

A great benefit of using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan is that you don't have to sand before painting however this hutch had some deep scratches so we took it out front and did a light sanding.

Kathleen took this project on herself and decided to use Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan Honfleur and French Linen as the main two colors. She painted the base French Linen and the table top Honfleur. Then she got her creative flag flowing and decided to add a few light brushes of Graphite and French Linen on the table top and shelves. As we were completing this project many of our walk in clients commented on how lovely this piece was.

She added Annie Sloan Clear Wax™ to the legs and the top sides but she wanted the table top and shelves to have a pretty shine so she topped it with three coats of General Finishes High Performance Water Based Top Coat Gloss Finish. That just gave it the final touch it needed.

The pictures don't do it justice. This piece turned out to be beautiful and elegant.

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