If this doesn’t show the magic that is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ –then I don’t know what will!!
I started out with this:
Embarrassingly outdated but in good condition. The wood is durable European oak- it has nice curves and carving details.
My assistant actually painted this one- I asked her to paint everything in Versailles, which is a very soft green and then all the raised details in Old White.
Once the piece was painted she then waxed with clear wax then sanded to highlight some of the details. I then showed her a technique to highlight the Old White carvings even more.
I mixed a bit of dark wax with clear wax, then applied it on the carvings and immediately wiped off with a cloth. Some of the wax remained in the details giving more of an aged effect- which I think works well here.
She also added the dark wax on the corners of the top- and other areas that would show age naturally. This is actually a great tip for those just getting into the dark wax. Dark wax alone can be a bit intimidating- try darkening clear wax with a touch of the dark wax and apply- until you have worked up the courage to go full on dark wax.
How is it possible that one paint has so many possibilities?