Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Meet Versailles - My Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Color Review

Hello Everyone,


Welcome to a new blog series dedicated to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors.


View my more color review on my Review Page.
 

Here is my disclaimer:
I am not an official Annie Sloan Stockist. I work and sell at a store that carries the paint and I LOVE painting with it. These are my thoughts and my thoughts only. Proceed at your own risk. ;)


I purchased this table at a local store and was excited to give it a bit more life. I went down to my trusty paint cabinet in search of some inspiration. I had about 1/10th of a can of Versailles left and I was excited to go with that. I am always surprised at how little paint it takes to paint some of these pieces.


  

Here is my color review:
Versailles with Clear Wax

Versailles with Clear Wax

 Now something a little different:

Versailles with Clear and Dark Wax

Versailles with Clear and Dark Wax



Color and Wax: Versailles with Clear and Dark Wax


Coverage: Excellent  - Similar to French Linen and Duck Egg. Table was covered in 1 coat

 
Great Pairings: This would be beautiful with Old Ochre, Old White and possibly Napoleonic and Greek Blue


Would I use this again?: Yes
and A Lot!

Clear or Dark: Some colors I prefer one wax over the other but with this one I love both. Straight and with a twist. ;)
Final Thoughts: This is a great color. I have used it on some of my favorite pieces. It goes beautifully with the cool Robin's Egg blue that I have throughout my house. I have used it to paint some of the frames on our frame wall.


It is also amazingly easy to apply. Love this color...

However, for some reason, it doesn't sell well in our store. I am choosing to believe this is a fluke because all I see is beauty when I see this table but I guess we will find out. :)






Here is another one of my pieces in Versailles:

Versailles and Old White with Clear Wax

FYI...I purchase my Chalk Paint from Carter's Cottage. :)


13 comments:

  1. I still haven't tried chalk paint yet! I know I know! I hafta try! But I keep buying the Ben Moore...he's like the other man in my life.

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  2. I like that color! Haven't tried it yet. I might be able to use that color in my kitchen, now that I think about it. All your pieces are beautiful, Laura.

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  3. This table is beautiful! I usually put dark wax on everything I paint but there are a few colors that don't need it. This is one of them! I bet if you put that table in your store near the display, you'll be ordering more Versailles soon. Great work!

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  4. I love Versailles, too. It's not a huge seller at our shop either, but everything I paint with it sells super fast!

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style and am a new follower!

    Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooooh, I love this color. It looks great on your pieces. I actually haven't used it but have small sample pot that I'm going to use on a bedside table for my mom.

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  6. Just posted about my first Versailles piece. I really love the colour, I think it would look great with floral fabrics.

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  7. Love this color! I think I am going to run over to my stockist and get a sample pot. I have a bookcase from Target in my hallway that is some kind of reddish laminate covered press board. I hate it but it serves a function. I am thinking Versailles would look great on it and I know the paint will stick!

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  8. I've done many of these tables and have two in my home now. I love, love how yours turned out with Chalk Paint. Great stuff.

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  9. Love this series. I've used lots of ASCP colors, but not Versailles. I had to click over from Miss Mustard Seed when I saw your table because it's almost identical to a table I painted. I stained the top of mine, too, and used Duck Egg Blue on the legs. http://www.attagirlsays.com/2012/06/07/painted-furniture-for-craft-at-the-crossing/

    Just recently, I saw that Stiltkin Studios make over a similar table in Florence, I believe. These tables make great chalk paint candidates, obviously.

    Atta Girl Amy
    www.attagirlsays.com

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  10. Hi, I just used the clear and dark wax for the first time today. Loved the look they gave to an old floor lamp base and piece of architetural wood that I had painted white. I have not tried the AS Chalk Paint, but I did paint a table with the homemade method. I loved the result, but want to buy some of the paint. I love the Versailles table.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  11. I just say WOOW........this is a great furniture :)
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    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  12. Just beautiful. Love the colors. Can you tell me more about the wax you use? What is it and where to buy? Thanks!

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  13. I love how you left the top the natural wood...I think it looks great with the clear and dark wax...

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