Chalk Paint Pastels

Happy New Year to all of my lovely bloggers. I hope you enjoyed the festive period and had some much needed rest and recuperation?! 

As you have packed the Christmas decorations away, I am guessing some of you will be thinking about a spring clean or giving your home a lick of paint? I know I certainly do at this time of year because its nice to freshen the place up and look forward to the lighter days and warmer weather. 

For those of you who have been to my home, you will know about the slight addiction I have to chalk paint! In particular, the Annie Sloan collection 🙂

annie sloan

Annie Sloan chalk paint is revolutionary and well-recognised by experts in paint and colour. She is one of “Britain’s most influential female designers.” – The Telegraph (UK)

I never feel like I have much creative flare, but I do have a keen interest in home interiors and my style is 100% shabby chic. In the past, I have renovated dressers, tables, side-boards, mirrors, clocks and frames. For the purpose of this week’s blog, and with spring in mind, I have up cycled a set of old pine tables. 

I worked with colours including French Linen, Antoinette and Old White. Here are a few pictures of the process and the finished product. 

old pine



The biggest advantage, in my opinion, of working with this chalk paint is that there is no rubbing down involved! I literally renovated these tables in an hour – a nice therapeutic job for a dull January morning. I love the finish! I actually use a light sanding pad after the paint has dried to give the distressed look. 

I have decided to sell this little nest of tables (as we can’t fit anymore up cycled furniture in our house!) As I sit here writing this blog, my Gumtree selling page is flashing at me with enquiries to collect tomorrow! How exciting! . 

As always, if you have any questions on anything I have mentioned in this weeks blog then send me a message – I would love to hear from you. 

Soph x

6 thoughts on “Chalk Paint Pastels

  1. I absolutely love an upcycle project Soph! I have only managed to do a couple of things in our house but it’s so incredibly therapeutic! Love the blog! 💖 Xx

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  2. Amazing Soph, the tables look beautiful! I love an up cycle project too but I struggle to find the time at the moment, plus like you I’m running out of room!! I did a lot for our wedding and there’s always such a sense of achievement once you’ve finished ⭐️ Well done on your project and a great blog this week 💕 xxx

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  3. Soph, you introduced me to the Annie Sloan revolution and I’m so glad you did! I wonder if I can get hold of her products or something similar out in Cyprus 🤔

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