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.
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