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Facebook Contest: Playing Favorites with Chalk Paint®

Posted Under - Contests

We all play favorites, so tell us why Chalk Paint® is yours! From June 23-25, enter our Facebook contest for your chance to win one quart of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in your color of choice. Please read the official rules and entry instructions below.

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Provence and Barcelona Orange - The Painted Bench

This gorgeous cupboard was painted by Annie Sloan Stockist The Painted Bench. She created a custom blue-green by mixing Chalk Paint® colors, used Barcelona Orange for a contrasting interior, and hand-painted folk art details.

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 June 23 – 25, 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
June 23, 2017

CONTEST ENDS
June 25, 2017. Winner will be announced on the Facebook fan page contest post on or around June 26, 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 June 23, 2017 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on June 25, 2017. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on June 25, 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 June 26, 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: #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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Facebook Contest: What’s your Chalk Paint® Personality?

Posted Under - Contests

Are you bright and fiery like Barcelona Orange or do you prefer to keep it cool like Louis Blue? On May 19-21, enter our Facebook contest and tell us which of the 35 Chalk Paint® colors best describes your personality for your chance to win one quart of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Please read the official rules and entry instructions below.

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Due South Lafayette


Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan pictured in Florence and Antibes Green along with an Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush and an Annie Sloan Wax Brush. Photo taken by Annie Sloan Stockist Due South in Lafayette, Colorado.

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 May 19-21, 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
May 19, 2017

CONTEST ENDS
May 21, 2017. Winner will be announced on the Facebook fan page contest post on or around May 22, 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) 309-4454, www.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 May 19, 2017 and continues until the End of Day (CST) on May 21, 2017. Online entries must be received by the End of Day (CST) on May 21, 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 May 22, 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: Victorian Inspired G Plan Table by Jonathon Marc Mendes

Posted Under - How to

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


Here’s the latest project from my Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes. It has his stamp all over it: the thoughtful colour combinations, the clever mix of styles and influences, the excellent paintwork and, of course, typography!

 This G Plan bent wood coffee table was picked up at a local junk shop. Jonathon was drawn to the waterfall edges and clean lines. It’s a classic example of 70s design, so Jonathon decided to keep some of the wood unpainted, and add an architectural heritage detail, in this case, his Victorian tile design.

The combination of the G Plan design and hand-painted geometric details creates a modern, interesting look that is pure Jonathon.




Using the famous tile company Minton as his inspiration, Jonathon first painted the base of the table in Old White. He then used various Chalk Paint® colours to create his tile design. Jonathan used mixes of Country Grey, Antibes Green, Graphite and English Yellow, but this look could easily be achieved with Honfleur and Amsterdam Green mixes too. The pop of Giverny really makes it sing!

Incredibly, Jonathan painted the majority of this design by hand! Lots of patience is required for this, but you can use a stencil to create a similar pattern. Try my stencil in Tallulah, for example.

He then painted the sides in a mix of Napoleonic Blue and Graphite for a deep navy, ready for the Minton typography, which he created with an acetate stencil.

 


A coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax was then applied over the whole piece, to protect the paint and give the woodwork a refresh too.


I love the modern, masculine styling of the piece. Those 1970’s stag carvings have been given a modern twist, diagonally painted in Old White to link to the piece of furniture. And that wall is a gorgeous backdrop in Aubusson Blue.

We’re nearing the end of Jonathon’s residency, I have just one more project from him to share! It’s been a fantastic three months of inspirational work, and I’m not saying I’ve saved the best till last, but make sure to check back soon to judge for yourselves!

Yours,

Annie
 

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REPOST: Leather Look Chair by Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes!

Posted Under - How to

 

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

 

 

Can you believe that this stunning leather look chair actually started life like the picture below? With the help of a little Chalk Paint® and Clear and Dark Chalk Paint® Wax, Jonathon Marc Mendes has turned a rather dated and old looking chair in to something classically timeless, oh so handsome and quintessentially British!

Jonathon began by adding water to Chalk Paint® in Arles to create the consistency of thin milk. (This is a must when painting directly on to fabric – the paint needs to absorb in to the fibres.) He painted the entire fabric surface of the chair with this base colour.

Once the first coat was dry, Jonathon added a touch of Primer Red to the watered down Arles mix – this created a gorgeous, warm colour that Jonathon began gradually layering on to the chair. To create an authentic leather look, the last coat of paint was applied fairly thickly so that the seat pad would crack, just like aged leather does!

Inspired by typography seen on old clock faces and coffee sacks, Jonathon created his own stencils using card. Once the painted fabric had dried, Jonathon applied his stencil designs to the chair using a Stencil Brush and Chalk Paint® in Graphite.

And now for the wax! Because Jonathon wanted a true leather feel to his chair, he finished the piece with wax, however if you just wanted to alter the colour of your chair, there is no need to wax as the watered down paint will have absorbed in to the fibres. Take a look at my video here to see this in action.

To create that gorgeous aged leather look Jonathon applied a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax all over, and then, using a Wax Brush, Jonathon applied Dark Chalk Paint® Wax to the surface, paying particular attention to the edges and purposefully creating patchy darker areas to add to the overall authenticity. Over time the wax will act just like real leather, cracking on the surface.

Residual Chalk Paint® Wax was then used on the woodwork, adding that final, luxurious finish.Well done, Jonathon, what a glorious way to use my paint and products.

Yours,

Annie

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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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