Here at UNFOLDED, our goal is to provide you with both the tools and the inspiration needed to complete your next DIY project. The tools – the Annie Sloan product line – are straightforward. It’s the inspiration that can be tricky as tastes are always changing! However, we love featuring projects by Annie’s network of stockists across the world and creative customers alike. So for those who may be new to the world of Chalk Paint® and are hesitant to tackle a piece of furniture, we’ve compiled a handful of easy DIY décor ideas for your next project.
First up is a brushstroke painted lamp by lifestyle blogger Bee of Windgate Lane. Bee fell in love with a designer lamp but couldn’t swallow the $400 price tag – and why should she when she could recreate the look on her own? Armed with a $12 lamp she found at the craft store, Bee painted the base with a few coats of Pure White before adding haphazard swirls of Aubusson Blue to complete the look. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…
Photo credit & how-to: Windgate Lane
Tired of the boring old bread boards and wooden utensils sitting atop her kitchen counter, lifestyle and design blogger Katrina Chambers decided to give them a little hit of color with a combination of Antibes Green, Antoinette, Barcelona Orange, Provence, Graphite and Pure White. Once completely cured, both Chalk Paint® and Chalk Paint® Wax are food safe so Katrina can continue to use these when entertaining at home!
Photo credit & how-to: Katrina Chambers
Another easy DIY décor idea is to upcycle a TV tray like lifestyle blogger Tiffany of offbeat + inspired did. Tiffany used Paris Grey and Old White to turn this $1 garage sale into a one of a kind piece. “There’s something about transforming what many see as junk into beautiful and functional décor,” she says. “Even items that appear simple or drab can be remade into a one of a kind piece.”
Photo credit & how to: offbeat + inspired
Last but certainly not least is a series of garden pots painted by Annie’s former Painter in Residence Beau Ford of Drip Designs Furniture in Western Australia. Beau refreshed some old garden pots she already had around using Coco, Provence, Greek Blue, Pure White and a custom berry red. Since she was going for a drippy look, she painted very sloppily to achieve the look she was going for – isn’t it awesome?
Photo credit & how to: Drip Designs Furniture