Everyone can paint a piece of furniture with a solid colour but the fun starts when you layer the paint. I like to do two coats of a solid base colour and then a wash or dry brush for my second colour, similar to the bamboo table project below. A wash can be a diluted paint applied with a brush or undiluted, applied with a brush then quickly wiped off with a sponge leaving a thin layer. Another reason for layering colour is that you can gently sand away the top colour in specific areas such as edges of furniture and reveal the colour you have painted beneath. Seriously Annie Sloan’s paint is the best Chalk Paint™ I have tried so far and it becomes addictive.
For more ideas, I encourage you to visit the Annie Sloan website to view their fabulous inspiration page.