After two years i have finally got round to painting my sideboard that i picked up from a local thrift store for the bargain price of £10! I bought the Annie Sloan chalk paint after seeing some diy furniture in a local shop and after the lady explaining that it could be applied directly to furniture, no sanding, priming required i thought i had to give it a try. I'm really busy pretty much all the time so to be honest the only thing i did to this piece before slapping on the paint (4 coats i gave it) was wipe away dust lol. I'm sure if i had taken the time to sand it down i could have got a pretty amazing finish but i was in a hurry and wanted it done so on Sunday i gave it a bash. The paint dries really quickly so you don't have to wait that long before coats, you can make it as thick, thin as you like, you literally just add water, I'm really not kidding when i say you cant go wrong with this stuff. Don't worry about streaks to much as when it dries they disappear, obviously try and keep it as clean as possible and minimise lumps slodges etc. So I let it dry overnight then used the Annie Sloan clear soft wax all over and when it was still wet gave the entire dresser a little distressing. I only wanted a little but its pretty easy to rub off so use a fine sandpaper, mostly on the edges, any areas that stick out a little. I then removed the handles and sprayed them with metallic silver spray paint. The paint and spray paint was less than £25 so in total this project cost £35. Not bad for a days works. I bought a small tub of turquoise to try and will be attacking some other poor piece of furniture with it soon. If you love recycling old furniture but don't have the time to sand, prep etc then annie sloan chalk paint really is for you!