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Woodland Fairytale Wedding Shoot

Posted Under - Inspiration // Life Unfolded

Today we’re sharing some whimsical photos from a wedding inspiration photoshoot (featuring Chalk Paint®, of course!) coordinated by Wisconsin-based Simply Gypsy Events. You may remember Brittany’s work from a previous blog post featuring on-trend and budget-friendly wedding DIYs. Brittany had so much fun presenting at the Impressions Bridal Fair in Eau Claire last fall that she decided to branch into wedding planning.

Woodland Fairytale Wedding Shoot

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Red, White & Blue

Posted Under - How to // Inspiration // Projects

In honor of Independence Day, this week we’re featuring some of our favorite patriotic projects, as well as some beautiful pieces done in red, white & blue!

Blogger Keeping It Cozy took a cut piece of pine plywood and transformed it into the perfect flag wall art to hang in her upstairs office area, whose “theme’ is old schoolhouse. How great is this piece?!

Red, White & Blue

Another fun Fourth of July piece is this rustic cloth American flag by Tempe, AZ stockist Green Table Mercantile that was featured in Fresh Style Magazine a few years ago.

Red, White & Blue

This Burgundy sideboard by Sevenoaks, Kent, UK stockist Dovetails Vintage provides a subtle pop of color, especially with some Dark Soft Wax to age it just a bit.

Red, White & Blue

Done entirely in Emperor’s Silk with just a hint of Scandinavian Pink, we think this hutch by former Painter In Residence Jelena Pticek is SO fun!

Red, White & Blue

Next up is a passed-down piano given another life with a timeworn look thanks to a few coats of Pure White. Check it out in Country Living!

Red, White & Blue

Another great white piece is this console table by blogger Personally Andrea. She took an old big box store piece and gave it the shabby-chic look she’d always wished it had.

Red, White & Blue

What do you think of this contemporary ombré piece by Buderim, QLD, AUS stockist Vintage Village Life? Simply stunning!

Red, White & Blue

Last but not least…Inspired by Pottery Barn Kids but not wanting to pay the hefty price tag, blogger Centsational Girl used Napoleonic Blue to recreate the look for less than $75!

Red, White & Blue

Share your favorite red, white & blue projects with us in the comments below, or on Facebook or Instagram!

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REPOST: My new Painter in Residence, Simon Ollson!

Posted Under - Life Unfolded

REPOST: My new Painter in Residence, Simon Ollson!

I’m thrilled to share the first project from my latest Painter in Residence, the lovely and supremely talented Simon Ollson! His work with my paint is just gorgeous, and I am amazed at all he has achieved at only 17! Based in Malmo, Sweden, Simon’s work is all about creating gorgeous, textured patina in rich and bold colour combinations. Inspired by bohemian Indian arts and crafts, he pairs bright colours with neutrals to create interesting and complementary colour palettes.

Simon started his residency by transforming this chair, which was originally painted a gloomy white. To stay in keeping with the classic French bistro style and shape, Simon used complimentary colours from the Chalk Paint® Palette to create a gorgeous patina. He started by painting the entire surface in Provence, and then, once dry, he applied a second coat of Chalk Paint® in Chateau Grey – a traditional greyed green – evocative of fine old French furniture. He then sanded the paint back in varying amounts, sometimes right back to the original glossy white, taking care to highlight the distinctive shape of the legs and the back. To finish the piece, Simon applied a coat of Clear Soft Chalk Paint® Wax. This once glossy metal chair now looks aged, rustic with a sumptuous French farmhouse style.

I love how he has found his personal style so young, he truly is a talented young man, and I can’t wait to see what you think of his work!

REPOST: My new Painter in Residence, Simon Ollson!

As ever, let me know your thoughts, or share with me any pieces that you have created that are similar to this chair, on my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Yours, Annie

[This post was originally published on Annie’s blog, Annie Sloan Paint and Colour. You can read the original post here.]

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