Next - Using a Wall Paint brush, and squirting the paint with the water spray if if felt a little dry, I started to gently blend in all directions, removing the sharp edges of these lines. Once I was happy with that first blend, I started to define my original lines with a thin, small paint brush, blending as I went. I also added a few more lines where I felt the marble look needed defining.
Once I was happy with the effect, I finished the top with several coats of Clear Wax to protect the paint. I then painted the body of the table with a first coat of Coco, followed by Paloma, a very pretty, delicate grey with a hint of lilac. This also was given a couple of coats of Clear Wax and a little light distressing to allow some of the Coco to show through.
Ta-da - I was finished! Here it is, my finished piece when learning how to paint marble effect with Chalk Paint. If you have visited the shop and wondered why you hadn't seen it, that's because it sold the day it arrived. Don't worry, I enjoyed this so much I plan to do another one...
If you fancy a go yourself, take a look at Jonathon’s tutorial and grab yourself the following tools:
Annie Sloan Detail Brush (or use an artists brush of your own)
A misting plant spray bottle.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in your choice of colour to paint the body of the item you decide to try this on.
Lint free cloths and/or Annie Sloan Wax Brush
A few tips from my first go at this. It was a warm day, so the paint was drying very fast, you’ll need to keep it damp with the spray. A fine spray is better, or else it will mark the paint with bigger droplets of water. Work quickly to ensure smooth blending. You could also finish this with the lacquer if you prefer.
Are you feeling inspired? Read my blog showing you how easy it is to update some dated pine furniture. If you do have a go, make sure you tag the shop if you share photos on social media. Or email me photos of your finished pieces to email@example.com. I'd love to see what you have done!