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Graphic Patterned Plan Chest

by Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan painted this graphic plan chest with Detail Brushes and bright colours from the Chalk Paint® palette.

Annie Sloan Paints Everything book published by Cico Geometric Graphic Plan Chest painted with Chalk Paint®

This plan chest is an unusual piece of furniture to have around the home, but the pattern technique is versatile and can be taken and applied on almost any scale to any piece.

Annie painted the piece all over with Chalk Paint® in Old White. She then loaded a small Flat Brush with Greek Blue to create the straight bands of colour. Repeat with Primer Red, Scandinavian Pink, and Antibes Green.

Annie Sloan using the Large Flat Detail Brush with Chalk Paint® in Burgundy on Old White Graphic Plan Chest Credit CICO Books Christopher Drake
Annie Sloan using the Large Round Detail Brush with Chalk Paint® in Giverny on Old White Graphic Plan Chest Credit CICO Books Christopher Drake

The next step is creating the shapes, for which you’ll need smaller brushes. The Annie Sloan Detail Brush set is ideal for this. To create the triangles Annie used the large round Detail Brush. The square shapes are achieved by using the large or small flat Detail Brushes in one, bold stroke. The whole piece is finished with Clear Wax.

Geometric Graphic Plan Drawers painted by Annie Sloan in Chalk Paint®. Credit CICO Books Christopher Drake

A full step by step guide to this project is in Annie’s book Annie Sloan Paints Everything.

Photography by Christopher Drake © CICO Books.

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Geometric Graphic Plan Drawers painted by Annie Sloan in Chalk Paint®. Credit CICO Books Christopher Drake
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