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Facebook Contest: Tackle Those Spring Projects

Posted Under - Contests

We all have them – those projects in our home that are just waiting for a little Chalk Paint® magic! From March 24-26, enter our Facebook contest and tell us the piece(s) in your home that you’d like to paint for your chance to win one quart of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in your favorite color! Please read the official rules and entry instructions below.

Annie Sloan St. Louis Boheme AtelierBohème Atelier, an Annie Sloan Stockist in St. Louis, Missouri transformed this gorgeous piano with Chalk Paint® in Pure White and Clear Chalk Paint® Wax.

ABOUT THE CONTEST
This Facebook contest is limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. Entrant can submit one entry between March 24-26, 2017.

PRIZE DETAILS
1) One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Prize is one quart of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan valued at approximately US$40.

CONTEST STARTS
March 24, 2017

CONTEST ENDS
March 26, 2017. Winner will be announced on the Facebook fan page contest post on or around March 27, 2017.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Unfolded, 639 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70062, (504) 309-4454www.unfolded.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Stockists and their immediate families are not eligible to enter and Employees of Stockists and their immediate family are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on March 24, 2017 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on March 26, 2017. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on March 27, 2017 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. Entrant can submit one entry. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$40. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about March 27, 2017. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Louisiana, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook.

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REPOST: Art Deco Inspired Scene by Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes

Posted Under - Inspiration // Painters In Residence

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

 

 

This delightful Art Deco scene was created by my Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes using Chalk Paint®Clear Chalk Paint® Wax and Brass Leaf. That lovely little table was picked up at a local junk shop for a mere £5! Jonathon transformed its look with a striking 1930s font and chevron design.

 

 

Jonathon started by lightly sanding the melamine tabletop to create a rough texture for the paint to adhere to. He then painted two coats of Old White to form the background of his design. Marking his designs out in pencils first, he painted the chevrons in a monochrome palette of Graphite, French Linen and a mix of them both for a lovely gradient. Gold Size was applied in squares on the tabletop and on the edge of the table, ready for Brass Leaf.

 

Jonathon then mixed Arles, Emperor’s Silk and Old White to paint the table legs and the lamp. The colour is very similar to Scandinavian Pink, just a little warmer. A coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax seals the work, and leaves the surface wipeable.

The overall look is chic and stylish, perfectly elegant and very Jonathon Marc Mendes. Perfect work!

Have you been inspired by the Art Deco look in your home? Let me know by tagging me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @anniesloanhome

Yours,

Annie

 

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Easy DIY Décor Ideas

Posted Under - How to // Inspiration

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.

Easy DIY Decor Ideas

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Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Posted Under - Features // Holidays // Inspiration // Life Unfolded

Laissez les bons temps rouler, which is French for “let the good times roll,” is more than just a saying here in New Orleans – it’s a way of life. And with Mardi Gras just around the corner on February 28, we’re even more in love with the city than ever! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite shots from around the Crescent City with you.

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

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Facebook Contest: Chalk Paint® Pairings to Love

Posted Under - Contests

From February 17-19, enter our February Facebook contest for your chance to win an Annie Sloan MixMat™!  Please read the official rules and entry instructions below.

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Paris Grey Scandinavian Pink dresser

Former Annie Sloan Painter in Residence, Jelena Pticek of Poppyseed Creative Living, paired Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey and Scandinavian Pink to create a modern and cheerful look for this dresser.

ABOUT THE CONTEST
This Facebook contest is limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. Entrant can submit one entry between February 17 – 19, 2017.

PRIZE DETAILS
1) One (1) Winner will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Prize is one Annie Sloan MixMat™ valued at approximately US$30.
CONTEST STARTS
February 17, 2017

CONTEST ENDS
February 19, 2017. Winner will be announced on the Facebook fan page contest post on or around February 20, 2017.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Unfolded, 639 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70062, (504) 309-4454www.unfolded.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Stockists and their immediate families are not eligible to enter and Employees of Stockists and their immediate family are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on February 17, 2017 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on February 19, 2017. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on February 19, 2017 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. Entrant can submit one entry. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$30. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about February 20, 2017. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Louisiana, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook.

 

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REPOST: #25 Project Transformation 6: South Africa!

Posted Under - Life Unfolded

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

Three little ones enjoying their new crèche! 

Welcome to the first #25Project transformation of 2017! I can’t think of a better project to start off the new year with than this one from South Africa.

Intandokazi crèche in the Nkobongo Township was in desperate need of attention when it was nominated for a transformation. Even though owner Dudu had made every effort to create a safe and fun learning space for the 92 children in her care, the crèche was still in a sorry state. What did shine through the photos I saw was the love Dudu has for each of the little ones that arrived day after day, so it’s just perfect that a place that means ‘most loved’ has been given a new lease of life thanks to the work of over 50 incredible volunteers – and a whole lot of paint!
 
The incredibly humble and hardworking Dudu behind her favourite Barcelona Orange door
The crèche before the transformation.
Although filled with love, the space was in dire need of attention. 
The space before.
The transformation begins! Along with the local community and local counsellors, the team was joined by stockists, customers and distributors from all over South Africa.
I love how joyful and colourful these photos are!
The incredible volunteers get started.
Bright and bold colours bring cheer and joy! 
The place is ready! Those colourful hooks were once workshop boards from a stockist of mine.
All the children and staff from the crèche in front of the amazing mural the volunteers painted.

The amount of work put in by the army of volunteers has been staggering. Inside and out has been completely remodelled, with walls knocked down, insulation installed, new floors, doors and windows, and even a new roof! It just goes to show that with just a little kindness, a whole world can be transformed.Not only that, but this is just the beginning for this little crèche. There are big plans afoot to create a new playground, improve the sanitation and water facilities plus much, much more. I personally want to thank each and every person involved, and cannot wait to keep up with all the ongoing work that Dudu has planned!

Yours,

Annie

 

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All You Need Is Love…And Paint!

Posted Under - Features // Holidays // How to // Inspiration

All You Need Is Love...And Paint!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve been busy thinking about all of the loved ones in our lives! This project from last year by California stockist Vicki of 3 Oaks Studio is one of our favorites – isn’t it fun? Read on for more fun Valentine’s-inspired projects…

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2017 Home Trends

Posted Under - Features // How to // Inspiration

In 2016, we saw lots of neutrals, from two-toned kitchen cabinets to farmhouse entryways. Pinterest recently released the Pinterest 100, featuring trending ideas to try in 2017, and we have to say, it looks like COLOR is the theme of the year! Another example of how color will shine in 2017 is Greenery, a zesty yellow-green shade just named Pantone’s Color of the Year. Without further ado, read on for some our favorite trends from the Pinterest 100…

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January Facebook & Instagram Contest

Posted Under - Contests

From January 20-22, enter our January Facebook and Instagram contests for your chance to win two project pots of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan! Please read the official rules and entry instructions below.

Chalk Paint® in custom color by Annie Sloan Stockist Lina på Landet

Custom blue Chalk Paint® mixed by Annie Stockist in Marsta, Sweden, Lina på Landet, with two parts Aubusson Blue to one part Florence.

ABOUT THE CONTEST

Facebook and Instagram contests are limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. On Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Instagram account, enter a valid comment on the applicable Instagram post, and tag a friend.  Entrant can submit one entry per site between January 20 – 22, 2017.

PRIZE DETAILS
1) One (1) Winner per applicable site will be selected at random from all the entries. The one (1) Prize is valued at approximately US$40 and includes two project pots of Chalk Paint®.
CONTEST STARTS
January 20, 2017

CONTEST ENDS
January 22, 2017. Winners will be announced here on or around January 23, 2017.

PRIZE ELIGIBILITY
On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. On Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Instagram account, enter a valid comment on the applicable Instagram post, and tag a friend.  All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSORS: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Unfolded, 639 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70062, (504) 309-4454www.unfolded.com (the “Sponsor”), subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Stockists and their immediate families are not eligible to enter and Employees of Stockists and their immediate family are not eligible to enter.

3. TIMING: Contest begins at the Start of Day (CST) on January 20, 2017 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on January 22, 2017. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on January 22, 2017 to be eligible.

4. ENTRY PERIOD: HOW TO ENTER: On Facebook, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Facebook page and enter a valid comment on the applicable Facebook post. On Instagram, Entrant must “Follow” the Unfolded Instagram account, enter a valid comment on the applicable Instagram post, and tag a friend. Entrant can submit one entry per site. Entries become the property of the Sponsor, not Facebook, or any other social site. One (1) random Winner per applicable site will be selected from the entries. Entrants must meet all conditions of this section; Sponsor is not responsible for any technical difficulties which prevent Entrant from meeting any or all conditions.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Winner per applicable site will be selected randomly from all the entries and will win a prize valued at approximately US$40. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash and shipment instructions must be sent within sixty (60) days of win. No extension will be given after the prize has expired. If winner is unable to redeem package within the time period required, the prize will be forfeited. Odds of winning shall be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Prizes are nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Unfolded will assume delivery costs and Winner(s) are responsible for any taxes due.

6. DRAWING: The winning selection will be announced on or about January 23, 2017. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.

7. NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by private message and/or email within two weeks following the drawing. Winner notified must respond within ten (10) days of notice of award.

8. RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, a participant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable a participant’s) name, city, state and country, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, without review, notification or approval, all without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

9. LAW: Subject to all country, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsor in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of Louisiana, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site, including Facebook and Instagram.

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This Is the Year to Live Danishly

Posted Under - Features // Inspiration

Hygge (hoo-gah) is the art of cozy living, a Danish term that embraces the happy moments and possibilities of everyday life by enjoying the warmth and contentment of a happy lifestyle and home. Annie Sloan defines hygge as “something hard to define, but I come to mean surrounding myself with calm, soothing, warm and cosy things.”

Just one great example of hygge is Annie’s own bathroom at her house in Normandy, France, a room she describes as an oasis of sanctuary and calm. Annie chose warm, soft tones like Coco, Louis Blue, Olive and Aubusson Blue to paint the room. And to keep that comforting feeling going, she used candles to light the room, making it the perfect place to switch off and recharge her creative batteries.

This Is the Year to Live Danishly

Looking to incorporate hygge into your own home this winter? It’s about finding colors that charm your senses, products that make it easy to update décor and projects that help create a warm, welcoming home. Visit your local Annie Sloan Stockist to help pull together your own hygge style, and be sure to share those projects with us on Facebook and Instagram!

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