This summer I have been working on establishing systems for my business which goes hand-in-hand with cleaning out my office. I hate to admit it, but I’m a piler. I put things on my desk, counter or dresser and let them pile up until I can’t take it any more. I’ve been working through my piles and getting rid of items no longer needed.
As I’ve tidied up my space, I realize I was in need of more baskets and organizers to keep things in their place. Recently shopping at Home Goods, I came across an adorable wooden crate. I knew a coat of Chalk Paint® would make it the perfect addition to my office.
The Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack has everything needed to complete a small scale project like a small table, chair or wooden storage crate. It includes two pots of Chalk Paint® in your choice of colors, a mini can of soft wax and a mini can of dark wax, and a pure bristle brush. It was perfect since it was my first time working with Chalk Paint® and wax. Annie Sloan also has great instructional videos for beginners and more advanced painters, so you always know what you are doing.
Chalk Paint® is fun to work with because it will adhere to a variety of surfaces including wood, metal, plastic and concrete. Even better, if you are painting an old piece of furniture, there is no need to remove the finish. Woohoo!
I choose to paint the inside of the crate a light pink, Antoinette, and the outside of the box Paris Grey. The white detail was already on the box, so I decided to leave it intact.
The whole process was easy since Chalk Paint® is water soluble for quick clean up. It also dries quickly so I don’t have to spend all day working on a project.
When I finished painting the inside and outside of the box, I sealed the outside with clear wax. I was nervous to work with the wax, but this video gave me all of the instruction I needed. I chose not to wax the inside of the box since I would be putting materials inside.
I’m so pleased with the final product! I’m storing all of my welcome packet materials in the crate for future clients. Before I had all of the materials in different piles, but now I have them all in one place for easy access.
If you are looking to spruce up a piece of furniture or a household item, grab an Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack and get creative!
It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through 2016! This year is really flying by. I’m looking forward to Haven, a design and DIY blogging conference, and The Savvy Experience, a conference for female business owners. Do you have any exciting summer plans or DIY projects on your list?
This post was sponsored by Annie Sloan. All opinions and product sentiments are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Twin Stripe going!