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.

6 comments:

  1. You are so funny. If I was into paperclay I would go eat a container of yogurt right now and save the container!
    On another note, I have started using Instagram on my iPhone (I know - you are thinking "Well, this is it - she has finally gone over the edge. Why in the world is she telling me about her iPhone apps?")and a friend of mine is traveling the West coast in her travel trailer. She is sending me photos via Instagram. Her user name is, no kidding, and through no prompting from me, "Tomatohead"!!! Just thought you would get a kick out of that.....Happy weekend, Dixie!

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  2. There is another magical paint out there called Caromal Colours, same thing no sanding, no priming, I use for old worn, once loved pieces of furniture that need a face lift.
    A little cheaper $32.50 You can also get a two layered look, "like the bottom paint layer is peaking through the top coat for a barn wood finish. Please check it out at BushWoodArt.com
    Love your art,
    Jan

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  3. LOL! Dix, i must have sounded off the wall!!!! This paint is like gold! As much as, and draws you in with fever!!

    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  4. Most of the Annie Sloan Sites I have visited the price before shipping is $34.95 to $38.95. There are also lots of giveaways in the Blogworld right now so maybe you can win some. Caromal Colours is also a no prime paint but it is very thick. If you like a thicker paint you can leave the lid off of the Chalk paint to let it thicken up.

    Jo

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  5. Chalk paint is magic very very pricey magic but magic!

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  6. We will see. The magic is still in the can right now. :-)

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