If you’re inspired to upcycle some old pieces of furniture this Easter weekend, be sure to check out Annie Sloan‘s Chalk Paints. This is a beautiful collection of 24 colours that have a matt, velvety finish. They are specially designed for furniture but can also be used on walls and paintings. Annie Sloane is an Oxford based artist and interior designer who has written numerous books on traditional paints, colours and techniques. Her Chalk Paints have been designed with the painted French, Swedish and Modern Vintage look in mind where the paintwork shows a patina of history. Woodwork needs no priming or preparation before use and can be easily patinated with their range of soft wax for a mellow finish. Pictured above – Paris Grey. Image via Annie Sloan.