A new customer came into the shop recently and told me how much she loved Duck Egg Chalk Paint™ and that she had a weekend project she wanted to do. She wanted to update her hallway and give some life back into her dark and dreary doors, confidently I could tell her the results would be fantastic. I asked her to keep us updated and I love what she achieved. Read about her story below:
A tin of Duck Egg Chalk Paint™, One Sunday Afternoon and lots of enthusiasm!
"Because there is very little prepping to be done with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint the job was underway after around 15 minutes. Just a quick wipe down with warm water and washing up liquid to remove surface dust, tape around the windows, and remove the door knobs, then the fun could begin - too easy. I didn't realise until talking to Hannah later that I didn't really need to tape the windows as the paint can easily be removed with a damp cloth whilst wet, or when it's dry with a flat blade.
This result was achieved after one coat, it took around 30 minutes and used less than a half of the tin. Yep that's all - I was really impressed!
Then, as I had a little left in the dish that I had decanted into, my mind started wandering and I remembered a particular pic that I had saved some time back onto my 'Dream Hallway' Board from Pinterest .
I started rummaging around in the shed out back and low and behold I found something that I knew would look perfect in a Duck Egg Shade - an old metal plate that was gifted to me forever ago. I also found a photo frame and an old vase too but lets not get carried away - that's next weeks project. Okay, back to the the metal plate. Again after a quick rinse down with warm water and washing up liquid, my masterpiece was created!. Can you believe the difference?
And the final look, after a quick coat of clear wax - I love it, what do you think? Not bad for a few hours work!
Oh, and I was surprised that there was no strong paint smell either as with all other paints - another reason to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I see lots more 'Duck Egg' creations on the horizon - A huge thanks Hannah and the Sparrow and Jack Interiors team"
Note from the team - We find that Duck Egg Chalk Paint™ is one of our most popular Annie Sloan colours, Is it one that you have used? We would love to see your creations in any of the beautiful Annie Sloan colours, please send us your pics to take a look at.
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