French Green


Florence cabinetA vintage sideboard is given a quick upgrade with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Primarily painted in Florence, with highlights of Provence, sealed with Clear Wax. Dark Wax is used to enhance depth of color, and provide shadows in the corners and crevices. Not every project requires multiple paint layers and colors. In this case less is more, allowing the natural beauty of the wood and grain to remain visible through the painted finish.

Florence is a front and center, notice me color that causes some people to shy away. When used on the right piece, the result is stunning. If you need inspiration to give Florence a try,  be sure to check out these posts: Rococo Commode, Chalk Painted Secretary, and Past Perfect.

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at




I loved this post so much!! The colors and technique that you used really caught my eye and I have just the piece to use them on! Another beautiful idea…BTW…did you use a dry brush or wet brush when layering on this piece?


Super. My first Chalk Paint it was just Florence. This color is very strong, but with Provence it’s looks more delicate. Thanks for your tips.


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