Annie Sloan’s Rocks

11 Oct

Thanks to one of my BFF’s…I received a can of this for my birthday:

annie sloans chalk paint paris grey

And both of our husbands laughed at the thought of giving a can of paint for a birthday gift.

Boys.  They just don’t understand the value of good paint.

And Angie and I laughed at how times have changed in the gift-giving department….long gone are the days of a bottle of wine and fancy jewelry.

We want paint.  Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint to be specific.

I love how Angie knew that paint would be the perfect gift.

And she has a birthday around the corner…hmmmm, I wonder what she’s getting from me??  :)

I’ve never used chalk paint before so I decided to start small.

This Pottery Barn mirror on my mantel was once knotty pine…then I painted it black several years ago.

It’s a beautiful mirror…gorgeous, heavy, huge.

But the black mirror on the black mantel is too much…and I’ve wanted to do something else but haven’t put much thought into it.

And in steps the chalk paint.

paris grey annie sloans chalk paint pottery barn mirror

Totally awesome to paint with.  Easy to use.

Dries super fast with no brush strokes.

And distresses like a dream.


I loved the way the paint looked after distressing.

But it was a little to pale for the living room.  My wall color is pretty light in there and I have very dark wood floors so I really wanted a contrast on the mirror.

So…loving the Paris Grey…and needing a punch of something…I dry brushed just a touch of Mermaids Net over the Paris Grey.

And distressed a bit more.

I am absolutely in love with the combination of the Paris Grey, Mermaids Net, and the original black peeking through.


Added our sweet little gold and orange pumpkin…


I love it.  Love, love, love it.

Did I say I love it??

Kudos to  Annie Sloan’s and to my BFF Angie for the can of paint.

I already know the next piece getting a coat of Paris Grey!  Do you have anything you’ve painted…and repainted?  We’d love to see!!



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5 Responses to “Annie Sloan’s Rocks”

  1. Angie October 11, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Love the color combo and how it turned out! Can’t wait to try it – wink wink! :)

  2. Jessica October 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    WOW! What a difference paint can do! That really looks amazing! xx

  3. Jami October 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    OMG! I love the color and job well done! That looks amazing!

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