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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What’s Cooking: Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

I’ve seriously been into trying new dishes for dinner in 2013. It was definitely one of my New Year’s resolutions to sit down more often as a family. One of the dishes my hubby requested was Crab Cakes made from scratch. So I pulled out my mom’s old recipe and got to work!

crab cakes with remoulade sauce


  • 1 lb imitation crabmeat
  • 1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup parsley flakes
  • dash of black pepper
  • dash of salt

crab cake ingredientsBreak apart the crab meat into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Add rest of ingredients and mix well (I used a small hand mixer).

Form into hamburger size patties and coat in flour on both sides.

home made crab cakes recipeFry both sides until golden brown in a large skillet on medium high.

Now it’s time to make the remoulade sauce!


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper

remoulade sauce recipeMix all together and serve at room temp. Delicious!

crab cakes with remoulade sauce

My whole family loves this recipe.
Ok… maybe we tell my 5 year old they’re called Chicken Cakes,
but as long as she eats them I’m happy!