Phyllis, the owner of the shop, had several pieces for sale that used Annie Sloan and even showed a partially done piece with a shiny poly on it simply painted over with sample colours (had to get some British English in there somewhere). I asked, "I really don't have to prime?" Nope. I immediately came home and busted out Antoinette on a small wood and wicker bench (?) I have been waiting for some inspiration on. Here she is:
Isn't she lovely? I wish I had a white and pink Rachel Ashwell inspired bedroom to put her in. Alas, my two Boston Terriers and their fur have other plans in mind (not to mention my husband).
I loved the paint. I really loved the paint. I wanted to hate it, but just couldn't. I hate the price. I am going to continue experimenting with homemade recipes for now, but will buy more Annie Sloan to use on special projects. I will note that Sherwin Williams paint has almost the same consistency and you know how I love those boys. As for the wax, I don't think I will ever go back to my Minwax. Sorry to dump you, but Annie Sloan Soft Wax is just that good.
A final look from the side...
We had record setting temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest this weekend so my plans were adjusted. Here is what I plan on working on when the weather returns to it's norm:
Here is another project I am working on. Notice my Sherwin Williams paint on top of the dresser? I still love Color to Go from them. Annie hasn't become a drug for me just yet.