Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in English Yellow was made available for those of us in Australia and New Zealand to purchase this week, so I had to get my hands on some and try it out!
Here is the piece I decided to use as my trial piece for this colour - a sad and tired looking vintage phone table.
As soon as the courier van dropped off the paint from Crab Apple Vintage in Newcastle I got straight to work and painted the phone table with two coats of English Yellow...boy was it BRIGHT! I had a feeling that it would be a little too bright for this particular piece, but thought I would try it anyway, knowing that if I then applied more coats in a lightened shade, I would end up with a great layered effect when I distressed the piece - I also did this on the Seafoam Doily Chair using ASCP in Florence.
I applied two coats of the full strength colour then two of a mix of English Yellow and Pure White in equal parts. The lightened mix takes it from an almost mustard colour to a pretty buttercup shade.
Here she is, all done. I also reupholstered the seat pad using one of my favourite English-made floral cottons...an English made floral I thought was fitting for the English Yellow paint :)
I decided to change the existing handle for something more quirky, so filled the old holes then drilled a new one.
I do love bright and happy colours mixed with pastels, they just make me smile :)
My verdict on English Yellow? I love it, for certain pieces, and I very much look forward to finding the right sideboard or hutch dresser to put it on!
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