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Painted rope swing

by Annie Sloan

Annie had this swing made to hang in the garden at her house in France. It is made using oak and beautiful thick rope which has been frayed and dip-dyed in Chalk Paint®.

Rope swing from Annie Sloan's French Normandy Farmhouse with rope dyed with Chalk Paint®

This beautiful swing hangs in the garden of Annie Sloan’s house in France. It is made using a simple oak board and gorgeous thick rope which has been frayed and dyed in diluted Chalk Paint®. From left to right: a mix of Napoleonic Blue and Emperor’s Silk, Greek Blue, Provence, and Barcelona Orange. The board is held up with knots and handles have been made from branches.

To learn more about dip dyeing with Chalk Paint®, visit our Techniques page.

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Rope swing from Annie Sloan's French Normandy Farmhouse with rope dyed with Chalk Paint®
Paint swatch of Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich deep cobalt blue

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Paint swatch of Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a bright, pure red

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Paint swatch of Greek Blue Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a fresh Mediterranean blue

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Paint swatch of Provence Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a light blue-green turquoise

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Paint swatch of Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a warm and vivacious orange

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