As well as celebrating my Gloss and Matt Lacquer (both suitable for outdoor use and both available globally now!), we’re celebrating @the_rhs annual Chelsea Flower Show in the UK this week. So I thought I’d share some floral pieces! First up this Japanese cherry blossom piece from @patience_and_gough. The more you look at it, the more beautiful it gets!
Introducing my newly improved Chalk Paint® Lacquer! Now available in TWO finishes; Gloss and Matt! Both have built in UV Protection and have been developed to protect your outdoor furniture! Will you work some Chalk Paint® magic in your garden?
#StockistSunday this week takes us to Batroun, a historic coastal city in Lebanon. Batroun is one of the oldest cities in the world and an incredibly important place for the culture and history of the region, boasting ancient ruins, fabulous museums AND incredible seafood restaurants. Tucked away to the North of this beautiful, ancient metropolis you’ll find husband and wife team Nadine and Gordon of Les Brown Co - @lesbrowns and I’ll let them tell their story in their own words because I found it so cool - “We are Nadine and Gordon Lesage-Brown, husband and wife and graphic designers by trade! We’ve always been passionate about interior space and furniture design. In Oman, by pure chance, our paths crossed with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan We were attempting to revamp some shabby laminated MDF furniture in our home and were completely blown away with the results. That was it, the seed was planted and we thought, “We have to do more with this”! Consumed with a desire to become Stockists, we both quit our jobs and moved to Lebanon with the hope of introducing this revolutionary paint. Four months ago we proudly became the first stockists for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Lebanon. Based in the coastal city of Batroun we have created Les Browns & Co to introduce sustainable ways of living by encouraging people to re-purpose and restore old furniture (of which there is an abundance). “ #Batroun #Lebanon #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaintIsAnnieSloan
@tinbarnmarket with the solid gold painting! Chalk Paint® in Graphite on the wardrobe and Old White on the chair besides. I’m monocrazy for this monochromatic scene!
My Stockist Azie @VerdigreenHomeused Chalk Paint® in Graphite to add some chic to the chimney breast in this customer’s mountain home. I haven’t got a mountain home, alas, but I have got a chimney breast and I LOVE this look!
I’ve shared this bedroom before and so help me I’ll share it again! I love @_saralouise's palette bed and the Chalk Paint® in Graphite wall behind it. Cosy, fresh, and modern.
The way @maisieshouse left some bare, sanded wood gives this piece so much more interest than if she’d painted the whole entire thing. 10/10 for knowing when to exercise restraint! Top drawer stuff. ;)
More Chalk Paint® stripes! These are by @omakotivalkoinen. Graphite and Old White give a classy but cool finish in a teenager’s bedroom.
Polly Coulson of @attic.furniture.qld is one of my favourite Chalk Paint® artists because she’s always exploring innovative new designs and techniques. This little ripper was given lashings of Graphite on the casing; then Polly sanded the timber drawers back to raw, before applying watered down Chalk Paint® with a rag over a stencil design to give that slightly faded, Moroccan look. She sanded back further to add age and charm and once completely happy with how everything looked, Polly applied Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to protect and finish. Yay or nay??
Happy Mother’s Day to all my followers all over the world, and a Happy Stockist Sunday to everybody in the UK! Let’s visit The Back Porch Mercantile in Knoxville, Tennessee (for an English person that just seems like the most wonderfully American shop name and location) @shopbpm. In Knoxville, otherwise known as “The Maker City”, you’ll find Jenny! Jenny’s been an Annie Sloan Stockist for 8 years, and goodness knows she’s got the Chalk Paint® skills to prove it. Just look how much fun her workshop attendees are having learning techniques from her (see gallery)! Before starting up her own business, Jenny worked in Graphic Design and Illustration and still devotes some of her time to her own art. So, as you can imagine, her shop is a real creative hub. It’s a whole lifestyle shop, carefully curated to provide everything you need to make your house a home – and of course, Chalk Paint® is the perfect tool for that! #StockistSunday #TheMakerCity #WhyKnox #IndependentBusinessOwner #SupportIndependentBusines #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! @PaintedbyKaylaJane proves that stripes never go out of style with this jazzy little number in Chalk Paint® in Graphite and Old White. No grey areas here: this piece is simply stunning!
Chalk Paint® in Pure on the outside…with a dark heart of Graphite on the interior! I love the bold contrast on this dresser by @secondchancesbymisty. No grey areas here: this is simply stunning!
Don’t limit monochrome to your paint choices! This is my Tacit fabric in Graphite. It’s been printed in colours p.a.i.n.s.t.a.k.i.n.g.l.y developed to exactly match Chalk Paint® in Graphite and Old White. I printed hieroglyphs, letters, numbers and shapes to suggest the lino prints of the 1930s and create a pattern that will make a bold statement or complement the rest of your room. All my fabrics are suitable for curtains, blinds, soft furnishings and general upholstery.
@LouisaGraceInteriors are my Stockists in Surrey, UK and they have nailed rustic, artisanal style. Their furniture is usually painted in one colour with a slightly distressed finish – & it’s always beautiful. This wardrobe in Chalk Paint® in Graphite is no exception. #ChalkPaint