Decorating & Design

June 5, 2020

Paint Project: A Quirky DIY Avocado Chair

Avocados are beloved by millennials on toast, but the favored fruit is showing up just about everywhere, from holiday ornaments to earrings. Felix Sloan, the son of paint maven Annie Sloan, updates a plain chair and makes it a fun focal point with a hand-painted, crackle-effect avocado design using Chalk Paint® and a hairdryer. The crackle effect lets the undercoat show through to add texture and interest while the freehand design is purposefully loose — the trick is to work quickly!

Author: Wendy Jacob

Jesse Wild


Annie Sloan


Painted by Felix Sloan