DIY With Annie Sloan’s New Charleston-Farmhouse-Inspired Chalk Paints

The founding queen of Chalk Paint has graced us with three new decorative paint kits perfect for DIY projects.

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June 24, 2019

Simply put, Annie Sloan is the go-to expert when it comes to decorative paints. So, of course, we were excited when she announced the release of new limited edition Chalk Paint colors—and some pretty cool DIY projects—inspired by the iconic Charleston Farmhouse in Firle, England. Grab your brushes, because these paints are perfect for your next weekend project!

“I’ve been wanting to do this forever and ever,” says Annie.

The Collaboration

Photo by: Courtesy of Annie Sloan

Courtesy of Annie Sloan

Charleston Farmhouse was once home to pioneering artists, thinkers and creatives of the 20th century. Today, it’s filled with vibrant furnishings and decorations that mimic its roots—including beautifully painted walls and accessories. Annie fell in love with Charleston while studying fine art, so it's no surprise the farmhouse is exactly what inspired her three new decorative Chalk Paint kits: Rodmell, Firle and Tilton. Each kit includes three complementary Chalk Paint hues, clear Chalk Paint Wax and an inspiration guide.


The best part about this collaboration is that the paints can be used on walls, but also on furniture or for fun DIY projects. Annie herself went to work on some pretty cool chairs below. Want to recreate them? Keep reading for step-by-step instructions.



Here's how to recreate Annie's Rodmell chair design.


Create Annie's Tilton chair design. The creamy, mustard-yellow paint in Tilton serves as the base color on this bold and cheerful chair.


Recreate Annie's Firle chair design.

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