It all started with a post on pinterest. I read a blog on how to chalk paint an old mirror to make it look antique. In my head I thought “Oh, cool. I’ll pick some of that up at Home Depot.”
Nope. That is not how it works. There are only a few retailers across the country that carry it. You can buy it online! But you have to pay 20 bucks for shipping (and it is 35$ for a quart) so that isn’t the ideal option.
My mom and I found a retailer in Texas so we got a little bit of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – and I bought one of her books on how to paint furniture – I was so excited! My dad was making some large picture frames out of molding for my wedding reception and I decided I wanted to paint them. I painted the base coat with just a flat, grey Behr sample from Lowes, and then Chalk Painted over top with either Paris Grey or French Linen.
I loved painting them so much! I love the shabby chic look, and I liked distressing them to make them look older. They looked beautiful at the reception.
And thus, my obsession began.