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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: CICO Books (March 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906525757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906525750
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Annie Sloan is one of the world's most respected experts in the field of decorative painting. She runs highly successful workshops from her shop in Oxford, and teaches in Europe and the US. She has written 10 books, including The Painted Garden (ISBN 978-1-903116-62-3) Annie Sloan's Painted Kitchen (ISBN 978-1-903116-91-3) and Creating The French Look (ISBN 978-1-906094-33-1) - all published by CICO Books - and has featured prominently on PBS television and the Homes & Gardens TV channel. She also sells her own ranges of paint and French fabric, as well as vintage furniture, much of it from France, where she has a home.

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It makes me think I could do it right after reading her book.
Martha E. O'Leary
This is a very good book for step-by-step instructions for chalk painting.
L. Germany
If you want to use these paints, I highly recommend this book.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By handpapermaker on April 19, 2012
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I just completed reading Annie Sloans newest book, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations. Chalk paint is a unique and historical medium and with it you do not have to prime your piece first, saving both time and money.

I found this book very helpful as I learned many "Tips & Trade Secrets" that would had taken me years to learn through trial and error. I particularily like learning how Sloan selects which colors for which projects, how she uses her paint in layers and her unique color combinations. It was a complete and deightful surprise to learn that this paint can also be used on metal, cement, floors, walls as well as wood furniture.

I recommend also buying the $5.00 handpainted paint chart as well. I liked having that chart in hand to review the colors of each project and to not have to flip back and forth to the back of the book where the other chart (printed on glossy paper and not as accurate to my eye)is located.

If you are interested in restoring or beautifying furniture or plan to do any DYI hand painting, this is the book for you.

Small House / Big Sky Donna
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This is a beautiful book to look at, however I felt the specific details in obtaining the final finished product were lacking.
I had many questions about the waxing aspect and felt like it could have been more detailed.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Andy P. Ward on September 17, 2010
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This is a beautiful book - it makes you want to buy a piece of furniture just to learn how to paint like shown in the book. I didn't think the instructions were detailed enough or had enough information about the type of paint to use (unless you purchased the paint from the writer or one other place in the US). But, I found the book to have excellent examples of what can be done with an otherwise ugly piece of furniture to revive and make it beautiful.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By amie on February 6, 2013
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There are lots of good ideas if you want the aged, antique look, but not many for a fresh new look. I was hoping for more of that type.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Casual Cottage Chic on March 14, 2011
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Annie Sloan is such a delight in person, and just like her book, makes it seem so easy to transform a plain piece of furniture into an "antique treasure" for your home! Great photos and easy to follow directions. The great thing about the Chalk Paints and waxes...flexible! If you don't like the results it's so easy to re-do until you have the perfect finish you want for your furniture piece. Love Annie; love her books! If you paint furniture, this book is a MUST HAVE along with Annie's fabulous CHALK PAINTS and special waxes. You can order directly from a USA stockist; just find one near you by going to Annie's website.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reading Angel on February 1, 2014
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I just recently discovered Annie Sloane but I have rapidly done project after project using her techniques. You can get all the information on Ytube or her website, but I love having this book on hand for instant access of technique. The example that she gives are also inspiring. I have already refinished a chair, hall table, apothecary chest, a coffee table and picture frames and still have more projects in mind.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By trisha on October 18, 2012
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It wasn't as easy as it looks on videos and in the book when it comes to applying the wax, a LITTLE BIT GOES A LONG WAY. You will be getting a workout when buffing the wax - sticky means more buffing/sanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Forever Art on May 13, 2014
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How can something that looks so easy, with the final result so pretty, be possible? This book will show you how, with the right old items, you can turn something plain into a designer piece that will be stunning. I can't wait to try it out on some of my smaller things, then do something larger, like a desk or chest. The illustrations are very good and the instructions are good but aren't very detailed.
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