Upcycling with an Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack

When we moved into this house I discovered a love for Annie Sloan. I had been wanting to try it for a while but I needed to find the right project.

It started with our piano restoration. Not long after finishing the piano I was looking for my next project. Then I discovered the mini project packsfor anyone wanting to finish a little project these are perfect. It saves you from buying too much paint and allows you to be a little more creative with your work. The pack comes with two colours of your choice, two pots of wax and an Annie Sloan brush.

Upcycling Wicker Drawers

We were given this little wicker unit and it is ideal for extra storage in the living room, but I have been wanting to update it for a while.

We keep this in our living room, it is full of random things like phone chargers, odd toys, remotes and junk! I don’t know where I would put it all without this unit, but it isn’t the prettiest.

Our living room is grey and blue, so obviously we chose grey and blue paints.

I decided to paint the full unit in Paris Grey, it is a beautiful colour. The second colour in my project pack was Louis Blue, which I used for the handles.

After I painted the grey with the blue handles I waxed it with clear wax. I am not the most artistic so I was worried about trying to paint a pattern and spoiling the unit. But I was brave and I am so pleased I did.

I masked out triangles on the top of the unit and got to work with the blue paint. As soon as I finished painting I pulled off the masking tape. I’m not sure if that is the right thing to do, maybe I should have waited for it to dry, but it worked.

I finished it off with a small diamond in between the two triangles, which I painted free hand. Once dried I then applied another coat of wax to protect the paint.

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I am so pleased that I finally got this painted. It is now back in its little spot in the corner of the living room, but I am thinking of moving it because it is now too beautiful to hide in the corner.

The Annie Sloan project packs may just become my new addiction, next on the list is some bedroom furniture.


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This post was written in collaboration with Annie Sloan, all opinions are my own.


  1. April 5, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    That looks great – love the colour combination and the design on the top. I’ve not used Annie Sloan but am so very tempted, I just need the right project I think #homeetc

  2. April 6, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    The project pack is a great idea. I’ve been wanting to buy chalk paint and this looks like an ideal way to ease into it. Your wicker drawers look fantastic #homeetc

  3. April 8, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    What a great idea!! The colours go so well together and you’ve done a beautiful job. Thank you for linking up X #HomeEtc

  4. April 11, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I didn’t know about those packs. How handy. You did a great job on that unit. #HomeEtc

  5. June 5, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Oooh I didn’t know about those packs! I’m a bit obsessed with chalk paints too, you did a fab job, it looks great xx

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