I’ve been picking up some funky junk to transform and upcycle and it was time to graduate to the gold standard of chalk paint – Annie Sloan.  But first, I wanted to practice on this old basket.  Am I ready for my big girl painting pants?  Read on to find out!

Annie Sloan Basket DIY in Old White by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I figured it would be easy to start out with Old White, so I ordered from The Purple Painted Lady and my package came right away in the happiest box ever!

 

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Although I ordered clear wax, I ended up not using it for this project.  But the next one is right around the corner!  So this is the old basket I wanted to paint.

 

Annie Sloan Basket 1

 

In no particular style or technique, I painted three layers.  I didn’t worry about complete coverage in all of the nooks and crannies.  I figured it would add to the look.

 

Annie Sloan Basket DIY in Old White by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I gave it a little sanding, but it didn’t need much.

 

Annie Sloan Basket DIY in Old White by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I was a little nervous at first… but hey… it’s just paint, right?

 

Annie Sloan Basket DIY in Old White by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Now that I have my first project over with (PHEW!)… I’m ready to rock and roll.  Watch out world… I have a paint brush and I’m not afraid to use it!

 

Annie Sloan Basket DIY in Old White by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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What about you?  Have you used chalk paint before?  What is your favorite brand?

Love, hugs, and already knee deep in the next project!

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