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!
If 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.
The 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…
I 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.
I also love the color selections that the Maison Blanche La Craie colors. Lots of yummy pastels and neutrals.
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.
Also, 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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Looks great and no sanding the old varnish off???
Nope, no sanding whatsoever! And it’s a beautiful, smooth, milky finish.
It turned out awesome! Love it!!
That looks so fabulous, Erin! You did a fantastic job! I’d love for you to share it at Shine on Fridays if you get a minute: http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/01/shine-on-fridays-65.html
I have never heard to the paint. Your chair looks wonderful so I will have to check out the paint.
Thanks for the info.
Thanks so much Carol.
Kristin Maynes 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. 🙂
Aww, thanks so much Kristen! LOVE this paint. You have to try it!!
Deb @Lake Girl Paints says
The color is so great. What a great redo.
Thanks so much Deb!
Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says
Now that is quite a transformation Erin!! beautiful job!
Thanks so much girls!
Roeshel S (@DIYShowOff) says
I haven’t had the opportunity to find or try it yet but LOVE the result and that generous color selection! Beautiful work, Erin! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks so much Roeshel! You have to find the paint; it’s truly amazing and the color selection is yum!