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Easy Chalk Paint® and Chalk Paint® Wax Tips

Posted Under - How to // Inspiration // Projects
Using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is easy to do and produces beautiful results. We have a few basic tips to share with you on using Chalk Paint® and Chalk Paint® Wax.

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REPOST: #25ProjectTransformation – New Zealand!

Posted Under - How to // Life Unfolded

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

This week I’ve been loving all things coastal and beachy, so what better time to share this beautiful coastal inspired #25Project from Pohutukawa Coast in New Zealand!

The Beachlands Community Trust, situated in a beautiful log cabin, is a community events space that provides arts and crafts classes to the locals amongst other things.

The wonderful people at Taylored Revival, their local Annie Sloan stockist, led the project and were there every step of the way. I thank them for all of their incredible hard work in this transformation.

It was inspiring to see just how involved the whole community were with the transformation of this space, from sharing their thoughts and ideas on design and colour schemes to pitching in with the painting.

I think the pictures from the project speak for themselves, so scroll down and have a look at this positive, joyful project!

Annie Sloan Unfolded Log Cabin

The before. Dark and a little old fashioned. 

Annie Sloan Unfolded Log Cabin

The outside is done! Now for the inside…

Everyone coming together to help paint it Louis Blue.

 Annie Sloan Unfolded Log Cabin

These vinyl chairs have been painted in Greek Blue and finished with Clear Wax. The table is English Yellow.

Annie Sloan Unfolded Log Cabin

Duck Egg Blue!

Annie Sloan Unfolded Log Cabin

To find out more about this fantastic project more head over to Taylored Revivals blog, it’s a fascinating and uplifting read!

Well done to all the team and the community of Beachlands for coming together to transform this cabin in to a bright, breezy and coastal haven!

Yours,

Annie

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REPOST: Botanical Inspired Roll Top Desk by Jonathan Marc Mendes

Posted Under - How to // Painters In Residence
[This post was originally published on Annie Sloan’s blog, Paint and Colour. You can read the original post here.]

I’m thrilled to share this wonderful project from my Painter in Residence, Jonathon Marc Mendes. Sadly this is the last of the projects from his residency, but I know for certain that we’ll be seeing much more from him!

As we’ve come to expect from Jonathon, this piece brings together gorgeous colour combinations, intricate techniques (including his inspired fossilised leaf technique) and bold typography.

Annie Sloan Unfolded Botanical Inspired Roll Top Desk by Jonathan Marc Mendes

The drawers and cubby holes inside the desk were painted in various mixes and shades of bright colours, such as that hot pink – created by mixing Henrietta together with a touch of Emperor’s Silk.

For the top front drawer, Jonathon created a leaf design using a handmade stencil and completed it by painting the detail in by hand.On the middle drawer, Jonathon used a fossil leaf technique, which is essentially like using real leaves as a stamp! To try this technique yourself, press leaves in to paint, vein side down, and leave there until the paint is nearly dry. Then, to highlight the beautiful slightly 3D print that this creates, use a little Dark Chalk Paint® Wax.

Annie Sloan Unfolded Botanical Inspired Roll Top Desk by Jonathan Marc Mendes

On either side of the desk is the fantastic contemporary leaf detail, which Jonathon expertly hand painted using Antibes Green over a mix of Graphite and Antibes.To finish the piece and to bring it all together, Jonathon used my Sanding Pads to lightly distress areas over the whole desk. He then applied a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to seal in the paint and protect his wonderful work.

So finally, thank you Jonathon for the constantly inspiring work that you create with my paint and products.  I know that you will continue to be a huge creative force for us all!

Yours,

Annie

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