French Chair

This beautiful photo was found on Pinterest and is the inspiration for today’s post.

French Provincial chairs, like the one above, are plentiful in vintage and antique shops in singles and in pairs. To create a similar look with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, use Coco, and Old Violet. You can make additional strengths of each color by combining with Graphite (shades) or Old White (tints). Add a bouquet of Roses, Lilacs, and Hydrangeas, (sadly, mine never bloom at the same time), for the perfect photo op.
* I am working on Color Cards for shades: mixing each color with varying amount of Graphite. I hope they will be finished and ready to post soon.

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. I love the natural variations of shades and tones the lime creates within one paint color. You have to see how gorgeous it is! Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at

steel blue close up copy

P.S  Pure and Original also makes a chalk based paint called Classico in 140 colors! Its amazing too!




Melanie Gross

That’s awesome. I need some suggestions for my basement bar cabinets. I want a dark green under tone under black. They are real cherry cabinets with a med/dark reddish walnut stain.


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