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French bedroom

by Annie Sloan

Everything in this bedroom from Annie’s house in Normandy has been given the Chalk Paint® treatment. The walls, the bed, the floors – even the curtains!

French Bedroom from Annie Sloans Normandy Farmhouse painted with Chalk Paint®
French Bedroom from Annie Sloans Normandy Farmhouse painted with Chalk Paint®

Annie painted everything in this elegant bedroom at her country home in France. The bed was painted using a traditional wax resist technique – see more here. The Toile de Jouy Rococo chair and the reclaimed door mirror have been gilded using Gold Size and Brass Leaf for a coherent vintage look, showcasing their ornate carvings.

Gilded Rococo Toile Chair painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan from Colour Recipes published by Cico photos by Christopher Drake
Gilded French Rustic Mirror painted with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan from Colour Recipes book published by Cico. Photo by Christopher Drake
Rustic wax-resist headboard painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan from her Normandy Farmhouse.
Rustic Chipped Chalk Paint® bedside table by Annie Sloan from her French Normandy Farmhouse

The floors and walls are painted in a wash of Old White and the bedside tables were painted very thickly to give them a rustic, chippy finish. The curtains are made from old French linens which are dyed in Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue.

Every item shown is featured in Annie’s Book ‘Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More‘, where you will find step-by-step instructions which you can follow easily at home. Published by CICO. Photography by Christopher Drake.

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French Bedroom from Annie Sloans Normandy Farmhouse painted with Chalk Paint®
Paint swatch of Old White Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a cool soft off-white

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500ml tin 100ml tester tin of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax by Annie Sloan

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Paint swatch of Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich dark classic green-blue teal

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Annie Sloan Gold Size 100ml pot

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Loose Metal Leaf Booklets in Brass (Gold Imitation), Aluminium (Silver Imitation) and Copper by Annie Sloan

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Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More by Annie Sloan book published by Cico front cover

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