Sweet Dreams

A combination of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® neutrals was used on this vintage pine blanket chest. Layered and blended French Linen, Country Grey, Old White with touches of Paloma. A slightly lighter version of these colors was used on the drawers and lid.

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coastal gray

I’m wondering what you mean by layered, blended…. Like do you start with one color, let it dry then do washes of the other colors one at a time with drying in between….. Or are all the colors mixed together and two coats applied….?

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Leslie Stocker

Hi, the first coat was a solid coat of French Linen, then a light coat of Country Grey. Then I mixed a little Old White into French Linen and applied it. After that I mixed Country Grey with Old White and applied that mix. Only the first coat of French Linen was a solid coat of paint. You can water down the paint to make it more translucent, or you can paint in a more haphazard way. It sounds much more complicated than it actually is. Another way i sometimes do this is to take a paper plate and put 2, 3 or more colors on it and using the same brush put on a little of each color, alternating between them. Don’t worry if you overlap, or they blend together, you can get this look by a variety of techniques. Paloma was used in a very little amount at the very end because it looked a little bland. But really, I don’t know if anyone but me would know, because it was so little. I hope this helps. I am going to do some how-to videos on different techniques ( I get a lot of questions ). They should be on the blog by beginning of July. Thanks, Leslie

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Kim

Hello-This blanket chest is beautiful. I love the color. How difficult would it be for a novice to reproduce this color on kitchen cabinets? Would it take along time to do? We are getting ready to re-paint our kitchen cabinets and I have fallen in love with what you did with this blanket box. Thank you, KG

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