Duck Egg Bench Refinishing with Chalk Paint®

PHOTO: Courtesy Annie Sloan Unfolded

A Fresh Change

This beautiful bench was transformed from a somber antique to a modern and fresh take on vintage using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Welcome Spring into your home by refreshing an old piece with a new light and airy color palette; not only does it create a unique one-of-a-kind piece for your home, but it also brings a touch of elegance. Recreate this lovely look using the steps listed below.

Chalk Paint® colors used in this bench are as follows: Duck Egg, French Linen and Old White.

Materials and tools needed

  • Wooden Furniture
  • Duck Egg Chalk Paint®
  • French Linen Chalk Paint®
  • Old White Chalk Paint®
  • Clear Soft Wax
  • Pure Bristle Brush
  • Small paint brush
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Fine grit sand paper

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Painting Old Bench
PHOTO: Courtesy Annie Sloan Unfolded

  1. Mix three parts Duck Egg Chalk Paint® with one part French Linen Chalk Paint®. Be sure to mix enough to do two coats of paint on the entire piece of furniture.
  2. Apply two coats of paint with your Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush and let dry.
  3. Using your small brush, paint the details of your piece with Old White Chalk Paint® and let dry.
  4. Mix one part Clear Soft Wax with one part French Linen Chalk Paint® and mix well to make a colored wax.
  5. Using a wax brush or a dry, lint-free cloth, apply a thin layer of the colored wax. Tip: When you apply the wax, use your brush or cloth to really “push” it into your Chalk Paint®. Remove excess wax with a clean cloth.
  6. Lightly sand the edges of the woodwork with a fine grit sand paper to allow parts of the wood to show through.

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504 305 5531

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