Upcycling in four easy steps with independent store Pearl & Ruby in Spalding
In this month’s craft column we are hoping to inspire you to update any furniture you may have lying around, writes Kayleigh Ayre of Pearl & Ruby in Red Lion Street, Spalding.
Whilst we are all spending more time at home, I’m sure many of you have things around the house that could benefit from a new lease of life, and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint does this perfectly. We are proud stockists of this Chalk Paint; it is versatile, easy to use and fun!
You will need:
An old piece of furniture
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Annie Sloan Wax
1) Choose a tired piece of furniture or a piece that you can update to fit in with a new colour scheme. A little paint goes a long way with this product, so if you have a small item, such as a stool, then a small 120ml tin of paint will be sufficient. There is no need for priming or sanding.
2) Always stir the Chalk Paint thoroughly before use. Dip your brush and begin to paint.
3)Two coats of paint is usually ample, but try not to rush it.
4) Once dry, apply a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax with a clean cotton cloth to seal and protect the paint.
Roll up your sleeves and enjoy!