Restoration Hardware Style with Chalk Paint® - Maine Country Home

Restoration Hardware Style with Chalk Paint® - Maine Country Home

Paris Grey base with Graphite wash and some silver gilding wax. Gorgeous finish from Maison Decor.

Paris Grey base with Graphite wash and some silver gilding wax. Gorgeous finish from Maison Decor.

DIY:  How to Get this French Paint Finish using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - Paris Grey and Pure White paint and clear and dark waxes were used to update this dated buffet - via Stone Gable Blog

PARIS GREY BUFFET

DIY: How to Get this French Paint Finish using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - Paris Grey and Pure White paint and clear and dark waxes were used to update this dated buffet - via Stone Gable Blog

I also painted a swatch of Paris Grey for comparison.  As you can {hopefully} see, Paris Grey is a much cooler gray than French Linen,  which is a beautiful, warm, taupe gray.  The swatch at the very bottom is a quick and dirty weathered/driftwood effect  that you can get with Pure White, French Linen, and CoCo.

I also painted a swatch of Paris Grey for comparison. As you can {hopefully} see, Paris Grey is a much cooler gray than French Linen, which is a beautiful, warm, taupe gray. The swatch at the very bottom is a quick and dirty weathered/driftwood effect that you can get with Pure White, French Linen, and CoCo.

This lovely little buffet has all the ornate details girls like me live for!! I chose Paris Grey, Graphite, and Pure White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, and opted for a Graphite wash in the detail in leau of dark wax. I love the versatility of this paint!! A nice coat of clear Soft Wax to protect the paint, and she's done!! :)

This lovely little buffet has all the ornate details girls like me live for!! I chose Paris Grey, Graphite, and Pure White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, and opted for a Graphite wash in the detail in leau of dark wax. I love the versatility of this paint!! A nice coat of clear Soft Wax to protect the paint, and she's done!! :)

Annie Sloan French Linen with a Paris Grey Wash and touches of Gold Gilding.  Bella Pittura

Annie Sloan French Linen with a Paris Grey Wash and touches of Gold Gilding. Bella Pittura

French Linen base coat, then generous wax, then watery wash of Paris Grey and Old White. The Empty Nest: ~ Hanging with Annie Sloan on my day off ~

French Linen base coat, then generous wax, then watery wash of Paris Grey and Old White. The Empty Nest: ~ Hanging with Annie Sloan on my day off ~

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Paris Grey with Annie Sloan dark wax

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Paris Grey with Annie Sloan dark wax

painted using a "Waxed Paint" technique. Annie used French Linen, which is a dark grey, then brushed on a layer of clear wax. Over this, and before the wax had completely dried, she added a second, paler coat of paint (a color wash) made from a mix of Paris Grey and Old White, thinned down with water, wiping it over with a clean, dry cloth to create a washed, dragged, and distressed effect.

painted using a "Waxed Paint" technique. Annie used French Linen, which is a dark grey, then brushed on a layer of clear wax. Over this, and before the wax had completely dried, she added a second, paler coat of paint (a color wash) made from a mix of Paris Grey and Old White, thinned down with water, wiping it over with a clean, dry cloth to create a washed, dragged, and distressed effect.

French dresser painted with ASCP layers of Old Ochre, then Paris Grey, then French Linen, and finally Old White.

French dresser painted with ASCP layers of Old Ochre, then Paris Grey, then French Linen, and finally Old White.

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