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By Chris, Jul 24 2017 02:36PM

Annie Sloan, creator of Chalk Paint®, shares her tips

Paint and color expert and inventor of Chalk Paint®, Annie Sloan, shot by Harriet Matthews. Image courtesy of Julia Duke at Susan Becher & Associates/Annie Sloan.

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DIY novices, fear not: refurbing your furniture is much simpler than you may think. Repainting a dresser, bookshelf, or mirror doesn't have to be an arduous task, and can be tackled in a weekend afternoon with decorative paint. Upon graduating from art school, fine artist and decorative designer Annie Sloan, creator of Chalk Paint®, was looking for a quick and easy paint that could be used in a myriad of ways, and when she couldn't find what she needed, she set out to create it herself. "I wanted to be able to paint a piece of furniture or a wall and then wax it to create a beautiful effect, similar to the finishes used in grand houses in Europe. I just wanted the process to be simple. I also wanted to be able to add water to the paint to create washes, or to use it thickly to create texture," Sloan says.

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