So Many Possibilities


I’ve been painting furniture for many years, primarily with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, and more recently with Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint, and Classico chalk based paint.



whiterhinoAshes copy

But Pure & Original was made for walls, only recently did painters start using it on furniture. On walls it becomes breathtaking, the kind of color and finish you used to only be able to get with Venetian Plasters.


I’ve begun to look at walls in a whole different way, as a painter’s canvas with endless possibilities. Country Console is one of my popular posts for using Chalk Paint on furniture, but keen observers are always remarking about the beautifully textured walls in the background. I started thinking how I could duplicate that look with Pure & Original Fresco Lime, or Marrakech Walls. My color layering technique for walls instead of furniture. Color is where you have to begin.

Walls copy

I feel very comfortable using a photo as inspiration, and duplicating the color and finish on a piece of furniture. But walls are a whole different animal. Just like furniture it isn’t difficult, but also like furniture it takes practice and I’ll admit I’m a complete rookie. Hopefully we can learn together, and I promise to share all of it, even the mistakes.


In the meantime, here is a little eye candy  from across the web to inspire you. All images found on Pinterest.



thunder sky


sfgirlby the bay



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I love your work with annie Sloan and Pure and Original big fan of those paints ,just wondering if you have ever used Velvet Finishes paint , if so do you like it … thank you

Kathleen Herman

The walls that you have pictured above with all the different colors, I can’t even begin to figure out how to build the colors and technique for those examples. Are you going to be doing a video with a similar look? Thanks Leslie.


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