|Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colors|
I just started another project with a French style armchair which had badly scarred woodwork but wonderful lines. With the previous projects, my upholsterer wasn't too happy with the fact that I had not removed the cording/fabric close to the paint-line and is worried about chipping paint and/or failing to match new fabric with old lines when the does the upholstery work. I trust him to do well on these (and offered to do whatever touch-up necessary). I did, however, ask him to remove the excess fabric on these so that the finished paint job would be more than covered with the new fabric.
In my prior projects, I used the old white color - now I choose chateau grey (see chart above). Even though the paint can, and other discussions about the paint, suggest that cleaning and prep is not necessary, I cannot think about putting on a new coat without at least a good cleaning job. I always use Goof Off, a wonderful product that cleans off oils, paints, tars, and tobacco stains (you may not think about it, but it is hard to find a piece of wooden furniture that is more than 25-30 years old that has never been in a smoking environment).
I put on on coat and it may actually have been smoother than the prior projects - it does go on well and adhere well. What was somewhat shocking to me was the color - which I would describe as deep grey green NOT chateau grey.
While I like the color, it is not what I expected and I hope it is not too unique to appeal to my potential buyers!
I did a second coat fairly quickly and let it dry overnight. Today I added my first coat of wax and will wait 24 hours to buff it out. I also selected a wonderful fabric - a linen by Chelsea Fabrics printed in England called "Pineapple" - the grey/green matches perfectly with chateau grey and I have enough to use it on a few more pieces as well. Truthfully, now that I look at these photos and the chart with the grey above, I do think they kind of match although I really would have included the word "green" somewhere in the color description.
|Chelsea Linen called Pineapple|
UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - Here is the finished product - LOVE IT!