Inspiring ways to use the new Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan color, Lem Lem™!

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It’s probably been hard to miss the news that Annie Sloan’s brand new color, Lem Lem™, has arrived!

Every pot of Lem Lem™ sold will raise vital funds for Oxfam, helping people beat poverty worldwide.

This limited edition color is so versatile, and there are so many different ways people are using it on their projects. Keep reading for Lem Lem™ inspiration and to see some of the amazing ways people are using this new, amazing color!

This show-stopping piece has been painted by the extremely talented British designer, Cressida Bell.

Cressida painted the lamp and shade using Chalk Paint® in Lem Lem™, and added illustrative dots and lines using a palette of Aubusson BlueFlorenceGraphite and Old White.

This project comes from Annie Sloan Painter in Residence, Jonathon Marc Mendes.

He found inspiration for the graphic pattern on the front of this bureau from Oxfam’s logo. He cut his own stencil to mimic the curved shape of the logo. Applying the stencil across the width of the drawer fronts, he created a graphic, abstract pattern.

Jonathon painted the piece in Lem Lem™, and used Old White for his pattern. This gives it a lovely fresh, bold look. Inside the bureau he’s used Paris GreyClear Chalk Paint® Wax was then applied to seal in all the beautiful painted work.

This stunning piece is from Chloe of Maisie’s House.

Chloe painted this 1930s chest of drawers with a coat of Lem Lem™ that she mixed with a hint of Amsterdam Green. She then painted on the alliums by hand.
To finish the piece and give it an antique and rustic look she added Clear and Dark Chalk Paint® Wax.

If you love the graphic look but don’t feel confident enough to go freehand, why not try one of Annie’s stencils instead? Circles would be a great way to add an abstract allium head.

Head on over to our Pinterest board for more Lem Lem™ ideas and inspiration, and be sure to share your projects with us in the comments below and tag us on Facebook or Instagram!

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