I have teamed up with Annie Sloan Home to showcase her newest Chalk Paint colors, Rodmel, Firle, and Tilton. I have painted a Paint-It-Yourself keepsake box using a plaid pattern to show you how beautiful these new paint colors are and how easy it is to paint a plaid pattern. This project is perfect for a beginner.
A few months ago, I was blessed to be invited back to a private paint class with Annie Sloan where she was sharing her new Chalk Paint colors. These colors were inspired by Charleston, the home of the Bloomsbury group. These colors are called Rodmell, Firle, and Tilton and they are beautiful.
Annie Sloan sent me a Paint-It-Yourself keepsake box and challenged me to paint it with any design I wanted. She is so delightful and it is an honor to collaborate on this project with her.
I love plaid and I love using plaid in my home so I knew I wanted to paint my keepsake box plaid. I love the gorgeous new colors and I could not decide which colors to paint my box so I used them all. You can freehand this plaid pattern but I wanted to show you how you can paint this pattern even if you are just beginning to paint. I will be using painter’s tape so that I will keep my lines straight and even. I really love to paint without using tape and there is beauty in imperfections when painting but I loved using tape and stencils when I was just beginning to paint.
The color Rodmell is my favorite so I paint the box using this color.
You can measure the rows that you are going to paint with a ruler or measuring tape if you want to be precise. I found the center of my box first and then I taped off the center row and the two other rows next. These Annie Sloan paint brushes are the best small paint brushes that I have ever used.
Be sure to press the painter’s tape down securely so that paint will not run under the tape.
The paint dries quickly. Next, tape and paint the rows going in the opposite direction.
I used Annie Sloan in Graphite to make the dark smaller rows.
You can be creative and make your rows go any way you would like.
After I completed the top of the box, I decided to add the pattern on the sides of the box.
I finished the pattern by painting a thin row using the color Firle and I feel that all of these colors look beautiful together. This project would make a wonderful gift because most people love hand made gifts.
I have always loved using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on all my furniture pieces but it was wonderful to use these paints with the small brushes on this craft project.