Creating a two tone effect with Chalk Paint

Corner units are very useful, but Sherry thought this brown wood example was too dark, so transformed it with Chalk Paint and some wallpaper.

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Corner units are useful pieces of furniture, but this brown wood unit is too dark for Sherry’s room, so she decided to transform it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and some wallpaper.

As with all Annie Sloan Chalk Paint projects, no preparation of the surface of the unit was needed, apart from a light dust!

Sherry decided to transform the unit with a two tone green effect so chose Anitbes Green Chalk Paint and the slightly darker Olive Chalk Paint.

Sherry started by painting the unit in a thick coat of Anibes Green, starting inside first and working her brush into the detailing along the top of the unit.

Once the Antibes Green coat was dry, Sherry added a coat of the Olive Chalk Paint to the outside of the unit. Once this had also dried she lightly sanded the Olive paint to allow the Antibes Green to show through.

Once Sherry had the effect she wanted with the sanding, she applied a coat of Annie Sloan Soft Wax to give the unit a soft sheen.

Sherry had an off cut of this botanical wallpaper and used wallpaper paste to apply it to the inside of the unit. Use a cloth or wallpaper roller to smooth out any bubbles.

As you can see the finished item is quite a transformation!

Antibes Green