Maison Blanche Chalk Paint Desk Chair

Red Posie, one of my favorite antique and vintage stores in the St. Louis area, moved to a new location a couple weeks ago. While visiting the new digs, I noticed they now sell Maison Blanche La Craie paint and I’ve always wanted to try it!

maison blanche la craie chalk paintIf you haven’t heard of this paint, it’s basically chalk paint. No priming or sanding needed on your furniture before you begin (which I absolutely love).

Well I knew I wanted to give a cheap chair that I found at Goodwill a new makeover so I picked up some Maison Blanche chalk paint in Franciscan Grey. It’s a delicious grey color with a tint of blue, perfect color for my master bedroom.

goodwill chair for maison blanche makeoverThe paint is very thick and opaque, but I wanted more of a wash finish so I mixed it with a bit of water. I brushed it on with my Purdy angled paint brush, let it dry, then distressed it lightly with sandpaper. And here’s how it turned out…

painted maison blanche la craie chairI have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised with this paint! I’m a HUGE fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint (you can see all of my projects here), but this Maison Blanche paint was fabulous. My favorite part? How easily it distressed. Just take a look.

maison blanche chair makeover

maison blanche painted chair

maison blanche la craie paint

maison blanche paint chair makeoverI also love the color selections that the Maison Blanche La Craie colors. Lots of yummy pastels and neutrals.

maison blanche paint colors

If you want to purchase some of the paints, you can visit Red Posie’s website. You can buy it directly from their site and have it shipped anywhere. I used barely half a jar of the sample size for this chair makeover.

maison blanche la craie painted chairAlso, if you want to see some of Red Posie’s actual furniture projects, make sure you check out their blog. Sometimes they have fabulous giveaways so follow them or LIKE them on Facebook!


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  1. says

    Wow! That looks great! I have an office chair I’ve been wanting to paint, I might just need to get to it this week. Great blog! I’m a new visitor and I’ll be returning often. I’m pinning this project also…to cool not to save. :)

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