Well, if I'm being honest, I'd never heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, (ASCP), four years ago when I bought this little wicker desk. Ive been meaning to cover the horrid avocado paint ever since. The desk was just the right size for my tiny sunroom/studio/office and has provided a hospitable home to my laptop. But really, this room needs to be pulled together. Someday I'll show you the before & after of the entire room, as soon as there is an "after". The walls are a soft green and my vision has always been to have this room furnished in a mix of the calming greens & blues of the sea.
Enter ASCP in Duck Egg
I carried the desk into the kitchen and started painting it this morning.
This paint thickens up quickly once opened. I found it helpful to have two brushes handy. One in use and a second one "on deck" for when the first one started to stiffen up a bit. I also found that covering most of the open can with Glad Press'nSeal really slowed down the thickening process. I left an opening just large enough to slip the brush in easily.
Painting the wicker was interesting; I soon learned that a circular motion with the brush worked best. If I was doing it again I might pull out a stencil brush to use. Here's the desk after the first coat.
The second coat is on and looking good, but it's too dark for pics at the moment. I've got ASCP wax on order and can't wait to finish it up..stay tuned, or check our Facebook page for updates!