Half Bath Vanity Makeover {Annie Sloan Chalk Paint}

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I spent yesterday trying to knock out some of the half-bath painting and it looks like it may be a slow process:)  I got the walls painted white {love love love the white, by the way!}, but still need to trim out the ceiling area, then it will be time to stencil, add wainscoting, artwork, and shelving.  While the first coat of the wall paint was drying, I decided to tackle painting the vanity.  It is such a small piece of furniture so I knew it would go quickly.  Here is what it looked like before {ignore the crazy walls-when my paint arrived, I painted a few swatches of the white and blue that are going in here all over the room to make sure I liked it}:

You may remember this makeover from before, but it started off as an orangey-oakey color that pretty well matched the floors:)  I painted it white last year and did an antiqued finish with stain and sandpaper.  It was fun to experiment with this technique and I was happy with the finish.  However, with the walls in this room going white, the off-white antique finish was just going to clash.  So I decided to check out my stash from Haven and found the perfect color to use.  I received a sample of Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Linen.  It is a beautiful, muted gray color.  We are eventually planning on adding the same granite we just installed in our master bath so I think this color will be perfect.

This tiny 4 oz. sample went a long way.  I probably used only a 1/3 of the jar for the entire vanity so it definitely stretches.  I just used a Purdy brush I had on hand to paint everything.  Here you can see the difference between one and two coats.

Once the second coat was on, the vanity was completely different.  I actually didn’t add a third coat, but just touched up areas that needed it.  I know they recommend finishing it off with a soft furniture wax, but I didn’t have any of that on hand.  I plan on doing that down the road so it’s easy to clean.  I considered sanding areas of the vanity, but I loved the smooth finish so much I decided to leave it.






I’ve heard so much about this paint that I was really excited to try it out.  I have to say, I love it.  It was really easy to work with and a little goes a long way.  The paint dried really quickly too.  I think I finished this vanity in about an hour during a Sex and the City marathon on tv:)  Since we already had the hardware and paint on hand, it was a free transformation.  My favorite kind.  Hopefully the next time you see this place, the sage green will be gone, wainscoting will be up, and stenciled walls will be ready for a reveal!

Have you used Annie Sloan chalk paint before?  What are your thoughts on it?

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  1. Just popped in from Stacy’s blog. I’ve been really tempted to paint our bathroom cabinets as well. Yours came out great, love the color you chose! I’ve used ASCP quite a few times and I love it. I’m ready to give CeCe Caldwells paint a go.


  1. […] went back and forth on whether to paint it white, french linen to match the vanity, or do something different and decided to go with the white.  I like the fresh, clean, bright look […]

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