The perfect outdoors Chalk Paint® project! Especially in a small garden where space is at a premium. Paint a ladder in your favourite colours and use to display your plants at eye (and nose) height. A brilliant project for a summer's day. Is this what they call a #lifehack?
Toot toot! It’s the #StockistSunday superjet, which yes, has a horn. Does your superjet NOT go “toot toot”? Hop on, we’re going to a really beautiful shop in Ubstadt-Weiher-Weiher, Germany. Our Stockist there is the talented painter and vintage magpie, Vanessa of @SimplyVintage5 (and her dog!). Vanessa recently organised a @jonathonmarcmendes_paintedlove workshop for fellow stockists and her customers, and her shop is the sort of lovingly curated place one can spend an entire afternoon without noticing any time passing! She has a keen eye for unique pieces, a talent with the Chalk Paint® brush, and an incredible flower garden out the back of her store. Have a scroll through the gallery and you’ll see! For her part, Vanessa says “I love being a stockist of this unique brand. I was totally amazed about the philosophy of the Annie Sloan company and meeting the lady behind it. The trips to Oxford, the family spirit amongst stockists and the ability of the brand continues to surprise me.”. ☺️☺️☺️ For my part, Vanessa, I too am constantly surprised (amazed? Delighted!) by our Stockist family. #ChalkPaintFamilyForever #ChalkPaintIsAnnieSloan #AnnieSloanDeutschland #dekorationsfarbe #einrichtungsideen
How can I talk blues and not mention @FelixSloan’s Chalk Paint® lush bathroom oasis in Provence and Aubusson Blue? Click the link in my bio for a step by step over on my website. All it took was Aubusson Blue, Provence, Matt Lacquer and a water spray bottle. THAT, my friends, is the beauty of Chalk Paint®.
Tami from @paintmetwice painted this chest with Chalk Paint® in Svenska Blue; the cooler, fresher, bluer alternative to Duck Egg Blue. I see it as the edgy yet girly teenage daughter to a sophisticated older mother, wearing Chanel to business meetings. I am the only one who sees Chalk Paint® as personalities? 🤪 #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #SvenskaBlue #DuckEggBlue
@jonathonmarcmendes_paintedlove here with another beautifully executed bureau! This Chalk Paint® maestro runs regular workshops, online and on location in his beautiful studio in the UK, so check out his website if you want some extra tutoring! Or pick up a tin of Chalk Paint® in Provence, Aubusson, and Old White and give this ombre a go! #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan #Provence #AubussonBlue
Oh ho HO. Now THIS is a statement piece! I love Florence for its energy, intensity and sheer exuberance and I usually use it as a secondary colour for adding details… But look how brilliant it looks on this big piece of furniture by @rusticredeaux! I’m actually quite dazzled!
WIN!! There are still three days left to enter my giveaway with @tomraffield to win their Skipper light (pictured)! If you’re a last minute Larry like me or just want to increase your chances of winning by entering as many times as possible, here’s what to do: tag two friends in this post, ideally friends in different countries because this is a GLOBAL competition, and then fill in the entry form on my website by clicking the link in my bio. Bonne Chance! #Giveaway #Competition #WIN #AnnieSloan
Chalk Paint® in the garden! This wicker chair was very very sad looking, but still totally functional so I gave it a new lease of life in Greek Blue, Old White and Chalk Paint® Lacquer and now it’s a worthy accompaniment to my flower beds! Using Chalk Paint® Lacquer in Matt or Gloss makes it water resistant and will keep its glorious colour in the sunshine. Always be sure to use my Lacquer on garden furniture. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint
Since we’ve only just finished celebrating July 4th I had to pick an American Stockist for #StockistSunday. 🇺🇸 . Unfortunately, I couldn’t pick them all but I did pick a really special one. @knottooshabbyny is located in the historic Hudson Valley, just a short train ride from NYC. In the past few years, Beacon has become a popular tourist town. I think it’s people wanting to see Caryn’s beautiful shop making the journey from New York to be honest. I spoke to Caryn about how being an Annie Sloan Stockist had changed her life and she had this to say; . “After being a stay at home mom for 20 years and a Chalk Paint® fanatic, I was searching for what the next chapter would be for me. I was beyond excited when the opportunity arose to purchase Knot Too Shabby and become a Stockist in our home town. It has been a truly amazing year being a part of the Annie Sloan family and sharing how magical Chalk Paint® is! Teaching workshops and watching the excitement build for a customer is so much fun. I truly get excited when they come back to share their “after” photos or when we have nailed the right color. As a “rookie” having the support of my family and knowing that Annie is cheering me on is priceless”. Awh! . Lots of my Stockists seem to be Chalk Paint® fans first and then become shop owners and eventually Stockists. Maybe you’re the next one 😉 #AnnieSloanStockist #AnnieSloanAmerica #July4th
Chalk Paint® in Svenska Blue and Original, with Dark Chalk Paint® Wax for oomph and Clear Chalk Paint® Wax for protection by the inimitable @surrey_lane_home. I LOVE this piece.
@poppyseedcreativeliving is my newest Canadian Stockist – and with work like this it’s not hard to see why! This bureau in Provence is a lovely little pick me up in furniture form. There’s something about this coastal French country colour that just S H O U T S summer.
🎇🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🎆HAPPY JULY 4TH! From me, my wonderful US Stockists out there on the ground; running their family businesses and restoring hardworking old furniture to its former glory with Chalk Paint® magic; and my whole team here in the UK! Tag your Local Stockist and wish them a Happy July 4th in the comments because it’s a tough world for an independent business owner, and it only gets tougher! The connections you build with your customers and the smiles on their faces when you help them unlock their inner Chalk Paint® artist and turn something unloved to something lovely really is what keeps us all going. It will be wonderful to see who gets tagged and hopefully help people find new friendly faces to visit in their corner of your beautiful country! Photo courtesy of all American team @TheRedRoosterVintage in Redlands, California. Happy 4th, y'all!
Let the trumpets play! Shed a single tear, and then gaze in reverence at this blue beauty. Presenting, Charlie Ann Massey of @girl_in_blue_designs ’s final piece as Painter in Residence...and my favourite! This one was inspired by Charlie’s daughter and her love of the film Frozen; and perfectly demonstrates how blue can function as a warm and summery Mediterranean colour or a cool and icy arctic choice! There’s a step by step to this vision in Chalk Paint® in Napoleonic, Aubusson, Provence, Duck Egg Blue, and Pure over on my website. Link in bio!
A corner of my home in Normandy. Chalk Paint® in Antibes and Dark Wax on the bed; walls in Old White and Coco; side table in Antibes and Louis Blue mix; chair in Provence. Photo by Photo by Bénédicte Ausset Drummond, taken from The Colourist Vol. II. #ColouristMag #ChalkPaint