A Skeptic Asks : Is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Laced With Fairy Dust?

Footstool I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

A few years ago I marveled at the smooth finish Jackie Hendricks gets on her dolls made with paperclay.  I asked her how she did it thinking she would come out with some miracle paperclay smoothing tool.   You know what her answer was?
"I look for divots in the clay, and then I fill them with paperclay.  Let it dry, then sand.  Then I look for more divots in the clay, and then I fill them with paperclay.  Let it dry, then sand.  in the clay, and then I fill them with paperclay.  Let it dry, then sand.  in the clay, and then I fill them with paperclay.  Let it dry, then sand.  in the clay, and then I fill them with paperclay.  Let it dry, then sand.
You get where I'm going with this.  It's not so much about the product used as the elbow grease applied.   Paperclay really is a wonderful product, but even wonder products require skill and work to use them.

So back to Annie Sloan Chalk Paints....it costs about $39 a quart.   This does not include shipping.  Why are people spending $39 a quart on paint, you ask?   Well, apparently it requires no priming.  


Seriously folks, that's quite a perk.  And it's nontoxic.   And it's made with fairy dust.  No, I'm kidding.  But at $39 a quart it better be.    Go to your fridge right now and pull out the quart of yogurt you bought last week (month?  year?).    Take the yogurt out and fill the container with 39 one dollar bills.  Then add $15 for shipping.




And yet, a piece of furniture as magical as this makes me start saving my dollars in a yogurt container.   Here are the colors of the paint....and  you can buy the paint at Lady Butterburg.com. If you do, please let me know how it goes on. I have a 1960's dresser that is crying out for some love.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden




LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...