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Remember when I ran this blog post about a coffee table I made over and I also gave 20 of my readers 2 tins of Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan (my blog sponsor)? Well over the last few weeks, they have been sharing their projects with me and today I wanted to share some of them here…

I am impressed with what people are using the paint for. Love the ideas coming through.

Nicole completed 2 projects – the bedside table and the little cane side table.

I bought the table for a bargain $59 which fitted the small space, only catch it was green, quiet a nice green but didn’t go with her white bed and desk.  I loved the ease of using the Annie Sloan’s chalk paint, no prepping needed and another excellent feature it also neutralised the strong toxic smell that sometimes comes with products imported from overseas. I’ve gave it three coats and finished with wax which really did give it a protective coat. I would highly recommend the wax especially on services with water/liquids may come it contact.  This competed my daughter,s room makeover.


“The second makeover is of a cane side table I picked up at a secondhand shop. I’ve had it for a few years in its original state, but have always wanted to spruce it up, as I have enough dark timber tones in our sitting room. I used two coats of Annie Sloan’s Provence Chalk Paint, I have a weakness for all shades of blue, blue-green shades. I very quick makeover only taking about half an hour in total. I also purchased one of Annie Sloan’s brushes which was excellent for getting into the tight corners and weaved cane top.”


Rochelle painted and waxed this bench seat below. “I painted it with the sample pot of Paris Grey and brought it inside for my bedroom (which is still undergoing a makeover – new lamps and wallart). I love love the chalk paint and it’s great. I am impressed by it and will definitely purchase it and tell people how easy it was!


Kellie did an amazing job with this tv unit. “I did two coats of the Chalk Paint and was really surprised with how well it went over the veneer. I did some patch spots with the dark wax but decided to use the clear wax instead as I didn’t think the Provence colour benefited from the darker tones and dirty look the dark wax gave it. I replaced the top two drawers with shelves to put the stereo and speaker in. The remaining drawers are great for storing dvds and other electrical bits and pieces. I am not thrilled with the dvd player still sitting on the top, and may need to make some more modifications down the track… I picked this piece up for the mirror that was sold with it for a job lot for $5 and the cost of $55 for the plywood (of which there are a few projects of leftover material) and less then half of the tin of chalk paint. I have a wonderful new entertainment unit!


Sarah painted some letters and a bookcase. “That paint is amazing and I still have some left!!!”   collage4

Kate from completed this desk makeover below (she also did a bookshelf and you can see that on her blog). “I love it! And the wax is divine!


Karen painted this vase. “I did have a test run on a ceramic vase to check out the colour!


Another Karen painted up this old meat safe.


Stay tuned as I have a Facebook competition coming soon, so you can win paint to create your own masterpiece. In the meantime pop over and visit Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan where you can stalk the paint colours and purchase your own. Now that we’re well and truly in to Spring you are probably busting to makeover some goodies!


  • Carol Wyllie Boultbee

    So do you just paint straight over the top. No sanding???

    • Catherine George

      YES! It is unbelievable but true! Good wash and rinse first and away you go on most surfaces.

  • Jamie Pollard

    wow- they all look amazing! is there anyway of finding out where the bedding/linen was purchased from in the first pic! id love it for one of my little girls rooms? an the colour of the green paint that was used?

    • Nicola Hardaker

      Hi Jamie, I purchased the bedlinen from Country Road, it’s the Layla quilt and pillow case collection. The chevron cushion matched by chance and it’s from a small homewares shop. The Chalk Paint colour I used was “Provence” hope that helps.

      • jamie

        Thank you Nicola, I did respond to your mag but wasn’t sure it went through. So thanks again 🙂

  • Heidi Prouse

    Leanne Murch x

  • Chris R

    These are all fantastic, I wish I had time to get my project started … and finished. Must make time!
    Well done everyone. Great post Katrina.

  • Kathee Gunn

    This is great to see! Love some of the before and afters!

  • Kristy Crocker

    They look fantastic, I’ve just gone on to find a supplier close to home as this looks like an easy project even I could do :). I am inspired by a lot of your projects and my boys love your boys bedrooms 🙂

  • suella

    how do u put the wax on and what does it do to the look of the paint

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