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REPOST: Simon Olsson’s Indian-Inspired Style

Posted Under - Life Unfolded

When I first introduced you to the work of my Painter in Residence, Simon Olsson, I was thrilled by the positive response of my readers. There is something so pleasing about his painting technique, and in particular the texture he creates. Simon has really mastered the art of turning a standard piece of furniture into something incredibly beautiful, using my paint, Chalk Paint®.

What I love about Simon’s style is its affinity with a bohemian, Indian style. The two pieces I’m sharing in this blog are hugely influenced by Indian style and colour, be it intricate carving of the table or the distressed patina of the cabinet.

Simon Olsson's Indian Inspired Style

Simon Olsson's Indian Inspired Style

The unusual shape and indentations caused by the many doors of this antique Indian cabinet lends itself so well to a textured, painterly and layered finish. Simon used Graphite, Provence, Old White and Louis Blue from my Colour Palette to create layers of paint, which he distressed heavily, to create a rustic, chippy look.

Simon began by painting the cabinet in Chalk Paint® in Old White, applying the paint quite thickly. He then added a coat of Graphite, before finally covering it in a custom mix of Provence, Old White and Louis Blue. Once dry, Simon sanded the piece heavily to reveal the different colours underneath. And then, to protect all that lovely paintwork, Simon finished the whole piece with a couple of layers of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax. I love the turquoise colour he has created here. Doesn’t it look fabulous against the monochrome of the Graphite and Old White?

Simon Olsson's Indian Inspired Style

Ornate and intricate wood carving is an ancient art practice across India, and this stunning table is a prime example. It lends itself well to being painted as there’s so much gorgeous detail to highlight! I love Simon’s colour choice for this piece – my pale pink Antoinette. It adds a modern touch to the piece, and the sensitive yet bold way that he applied the paint makes the most of the detailing.

Have you been influenced by Simon’s work or Indian style? Show me your work by tagging me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and use #anniesloan, I would love to see your pieces!

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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Chalk Paint®: #MoreThanPaint

Posted Under - How to // Inspiration // Projects

Back in May, Annie introduced Black & White Chalk Paint® Waxes, and you may have visited your local stockist during Wax Week a few weeks ago! Today we’re sharing a fantastic project featuring Black Chalk Paint® Wax by stockist Natasha Shea of Love Street Vintage in Downington, PA, USA.

Antibes Green & Black Chalk Paint® Wax: A Match Made In Heaven

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Chalk Paint®: It’s To Dye For!

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When we’re not busy coming up with bad puns like the one above, we like to play around with Chalk Paint® to explore the endless possibilities it has to offer. So when Emily wanted to dye an old white dress she found in the back of her closet, we jumped on the opportunity and headed outside!

Chalk Paint®: It's To Dye For!

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