As excited as we are to ring in the new year in just a few short days, it’s time to reflect on 2016. This year was a great one – we showcased lots of fabulous consumer and stockist projects, from an ombré dresser-turned-changing table to dying all sorts of fabric (from curtains to clothes!). Below we’re sharing 10 of our most popular posts from throughout the year. Which one is your favorite?
10. Ombré dresser-turned-changing table
9. Introducing Giverny!
8. Woodland fairytale wedding shoot
7. An armoire fit for a princess
5. Chevron sideboard
4. Pin-spiring buffets
3. Drop cloth curtain
2. Chalk Paint®: it’s to dye for!
1. 5 best apps for furniture painters
What projects do you have planned for 2017?
With Christmas just over a week away, you may be in need of some last minute decorating ideas… As always, look no further than Annie Sloan, who’s whipping up six easy DIY holiday projects – dubbed Christmas Shelfies – over on her blog this week!
2016 has been a great year for the Annie Sloan brand – we’ve launched a number of new products, including Black & White Chalk Paint® Wax, Coloured Linens, a new book and finally, three new Chalk Paint® colors: Giverny, Amsterdam Green and Honfleur!
A few months ago we shared some great Giverny inspiration and today we’re going to be sharing just a few of our favorite Amsterdam Green pieces done by Annie Sloan Stockists worldwide!
Photo credit: Alabama, USA stockist Perfectly Imperfect
Today we’re sharing a beautiful armoire done in Antoinette, a soft pink that takes inspiration from 18th century French interiors. The formerly dull piece was transformed into something fit for a princess by North East, PA, USA stockist Dawn Van Scoter of Nine20 Furnishings & Design House.
Read on for the full how-to…
As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, think about where you’re going to display your holiday spreads. For some of us, making sure everything looks nice is half the fun of hosting…but it can also be stressful. Why not give your buffet a makeover so that it’s picture perfect for your next holiday spread, be that for Thanksgiving or Christmas or really any old day of the week!
Below are just a few of our favorites from Pinterest…
The quote above rings especially true this time of year as the leaves begin to turn and the temperatures begin to drop. It may take fall a bit longer to arrive here in New Orleans but we’re in full fall mode regardless of the heat! Read on to see a roundup of some of our favorite fall-inspired pieces…
We’re so excited to announce that the first of three new Chalk Paint® colors, a brilliant blue called Giverny, is now available for purchase from your local stockist! The perfect color for a modern, contemporary palette, Giverny looks great with everything from bright, warm colors such as Barcelona Orange and Scandinavian Pink, to cool neutrals like Paloma and even greens from the Annie Sloan range.
Read on to see just a few of our favorite Giverny pieces done by Annie Sloan Stockists worldwide…
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.
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!
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?!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
What do you think of this contemporary ombré piece by Buderim, QLD, AUS stockist Vintage Village Life? Simply stunning!
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!
Share your favorite red, white & blue projects with us in the comments below, or on Facebook or Instagram!