Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Experience - Sharing a thorough step by step tutorial and tips on how to apply ASCP and wax.
google search says that at this same time period in the 1900s (1910s) every body was 'up dating' bowls, baskets etc by painting them. 2010s we are painting all the furniture!!! to freshen or up date them!
Annie Sloan - Chalk Paint® tutorial No.1 - one-colour distressing technique with dark wax. - YouTube
10 of the best painting tips I've ever seen. Make your own chalk paint, turn any paint into fabric paint, paint fixtures to look like oil rubbed bronze, silve or gold, which types of finishes to use on painted furniture, etc.