I LOVE big pieces of furniture like this sideboard - which you just know started life as uninspiring, lumbering hunks of dark wood crouching along the walls and dominating spaces with their sheer size and…brown-ness. @homewithally beautifully demonstrates how to vanquish these beasts of burden armed with just a tin of Chalk Paint®! Ally used Amsterdam Green followed by Dark Chalk Paint® Wax for this transformation – and isn’t it just stunning? Don’t just live with your furniture, Chalk Paint® it and fall in love with your furniture.
Stockist Sunday this week brings us to the letter V…if you live somewhere that begins with V then please tag your local Stockist in the comments 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻! I found this a very hard letter to match a place name to! So please bear with me when I tell you that to mark the letter “V” in the alphabet, we’re travelling to…Latvia..! I know, I know, it’s cheating. But I think you’ll forgive me when you see how very, very talented this particular Stockist is! Margarita Voitoviča of Mag Handmade @mag_handmade has featured on my Facebook and Instagram before. Her bohemian, fauna-and-flora themed painted furniture is absolutely enchanting, so I’m delighted to have this opportunity to create a gallery of just a small selection of her work. Margarita credits not only her collection of illustrated natural history and botanical books, but also the Latvian countryside and the wildlife she sees from her rural home, as being the inspiration behind her romantic, highly detailed work. Margarita has been an Annie Sloan Stockist in Latvia’s capital city of Riga, since 2015. She runs MAG Handmade alongside her brother, Konstantin, who’s an expert in furniture renovation. Together they host a smorgasboard of Chalk Paint® workshops. There’s Annie Sloan Essentials 1 and 2; Bring Your Own Furniture workshops, Ceramic Tile Decoration workshops, Fabric Dyeing and Decoration lessons, DIY Lampshade Events, Modern Upholstery and even seasonal Holiday Themed Workshops. Lucky Latvians! Margarita takes great pleasure from teaching, and her favourite thing about being a Stockist is that she meets many other artistic people and can guide them towards choosing the perfect Chalk Paint® colour for their furniture. As a small business owner and an artist, Margarita says of her lifestyle “It is the way I want to live and I'm happy person!”. Pop into Margarita’s shop to admire her pieces first hand, to pick her brain about the best museums of Latvian art nouveau furniture, or spoil yourself with a full cultural immersion and attend one of her Ceramic Tile Painting workshops! #anniesloan #anniesloanlatvia #anniesloanstockists #handpainting #furniturepainting #StockistsSunday #Riga
This plain pine side table was given a complete makeover using nothing more than a Mini Project Pack. We chose a palette of Amsterdam Green and Aubusson Blue, darkened with Black Chalk Paint® Wax, to create a sophisticated, rich finish. When you buy your Mini Project Pack, you can choose exactly which colours you'd like to use to suit you and your home! Have you given one a go? #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #AubussonBlue #AmsterdamGreen
UPDATE: we found her!! It was @maja_and_decor!!! Well done team! Chalk Paint® community I need YOUR help! Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to trace a mysterious furniture painting talent! 🕵🏻♀️ Does anybody have any idea who painted this beautiful side table as part of my “Make It My Own” campaign a few years ago? Please please tag any possible culprits in the comments below as I’m desperate to find them. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #MIMO #MadeItMyOwn #ChalkPaintWhodunnit
Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue elevates this bedroom from girly to grown up. Luxurious, elegant, and very very relaxing. Congrats to @skylightswift for this one 👏 #AubussonBlue
@PaintMeTwice knocks it out the park again with this dashing and dignified buffet in Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue. Dark Wax over the top emphasizes the subtle peacock tones of this deep, resplendent Prussian blue. Visit your local Annie Sloan Stockist for a project pot of Aubusson Blue, a 120ml Dark Wax tin, some words of encouragement - and then replicate this magic in your own home!
If you're based in the UK, then you probably read @goodhousekeeping magazine, and you might well recognise this bathroom from their October issue. @FelixSloan, my son and noted ombre-jedi, used Wall Paint in Aubusson Blue and Provence to create this stunning wall. The bathtub in the foreground is painted in Chalk Paint® in Provence. Sud-derly beautiful! Tap-solutely exquisite! Anybody have any better puns... I'm struggling here 🤦🏻♀️ #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #AubussonBlue #Provence
@cbupcycle demonstrating the exceptionally high value-for-money coverage which Chalk Paint® provides. My French Canadian Stockists completed all these transformations with just one 1 quart (this is around 0.75L) of Aubusson Blue. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #AubussonBlue #AnnieSloanCanada
Stockist Sunday is back after a brief hiatus, and we're on U for...USA! Let's visit Vicki Shoemaker at 3 Oaks Studio @3oaksstudio in Clovis and Fresno, California. Vicki has been my Stockist for an impressive 8 years. Vicki is a grade-A prime example of what it means to be an Annie Sloan Stockist. She combines a gift for furniture painting with a gift for customer service – which I feel like you can really tell from this photo of her! Vicki says that her “biggest joy in this journey has been being able to help our customers learn they ARE creative. They CAN do it and achieve beautiful results, making their home a true reflection of their personal taste”. So if you are lacking in confidence, labouring under the or think it demands previous experience, or inherent artistic ability, then roll up your sleeves, visit your local Stockist and get stuck in…because Chalk Paint® is for e.v.e.r.y.b.o.d.y. Vicki even runs hugely popular “Paint Therapy” workshops - because for a lot of Chalk Paint® fans the process of painting and the subsequent satisfaction of finishing a project is not only fun, not only practical, but also positively life affirming! A soothing tonic to the rush and panic of modern life and an energising, joyful way to engage with the creative embers we all have burning inside. The Fairy Godmother-esque transformation performed on an otherwise unloved piece of furniture is, frankly, an added bonus! Click through the gallery for a selection of Vicki’s work and let's hear your stories about the therapeutic powers of Chalk Paint® in the comments below...” #anniesloan #chalkpaint #furniturepaint #anniesloanamerica #anniesloancalifornia #StockistsSunday #clovis
@basilandbohemia from Hampstead, in London used a mixture of Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue and Florence to create stunning impact with this zesty bureau. Who could walk past this bureau and resist a second look back?? Like a David Hockney swimming pool, this colour combination leaves me feeling so energized. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #Florence #AubussonBlue
Today’s the day! Here I am looking actually a little naughty. Naughty and very very pleased! Completely ecstatic, in fact. I can’t quite believe this dream has become a reality. All Annie Sloan With Charleston collaborative gift sets are now available to purchase from your local Annie Sloan Stockist*, from the @charlestontrust gift shop, or via the Annie Sloan website. Run don’t walk! 😆😉 PLEASE tag me in all of your Charleston projects, and use the #AnnieSloanWithCharleston hashtag so I can see them! I will be featuring all of the best on my story. I cannot wait to see what you all create! *Participating Stockists in Europe only. Please make sure to phone ahead and check they have them in stock! Coming soon to the rest of the world. #AnnieSloanWithCharleston #AnnieSloan #Charleston #ChalkPaint @charlestontrust
Competition Now Closed! Thank you so much for all your entries. And congratulations to our three lucky winners! 🌞🌞🌞 For sale throughout Europe from today – check with your local Stockist for availability. Find out more with the link in bio. #AnnieSloanWithCharleston #AnnieSloan #Charleston #ChalkPaint #Win #Competition
Ok Wednesday! Let’s do this! 💪🏻 VOTE for your favourite Annie Sloan with Charleston colour through the ancient democratic tradition of emoji! Here’s how it works: Drop 💚 in the comments if Firle is your favourite, 💜 for Rodmell, and 💛 for Tilton. If I get enough comments maybe I’ll reveal MY favourite! For sale throughout Europe – check with your local Stockist for availability. Coming to the rest of the world ASAP! Find out more here: www.anniesloan.com/charleston #AnnieSloanWithCharleston
As well as a tin of Rodmell, Firle, and Tilton you’ll also receive two best-selling neutrals from the Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan palette; Graphite and Original in the gift box of the year: the Annie Sloan with Charleston Paint-Your-Own Keepsake Box. PLUS two brushes from my Annie Sloan Detail Brush Set to aid with the execution of Charleston-esque freehand illustrations and repeat pattern mark-making. Naturally, you’ll also recieve a tin of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to protect your work and a lint-free cotton cloth for ease of application. What’s that phrase about saving the best til last?! 😋 For sale through Europe from October 4th – check with your local Stockist for availability. Find out more with my link in bio. #AnnieSloanWithCharleston #AnnieSloan #Charleston #ChalkPaint @charlestontrust
The final instalment in the Charleston Collection. This is the 🌟Ultimate🌟 gift box containing all three limited edition Annie Sloan with Charleston Farmhouse Chalk Paint® colours. Each set is enclosed inside a functional wooden box similar to the Keepsake Boxes at Charleston Farmhouse, which you can paint to suggested designs from the Inspiration Booklet within – or to a design that’s completely your own. That's what Felix did with this one! To find out what else you’ll receive inside, check back tomorrow for further details… For sale through Europe from 4th October – check with your local Stockist for availability. Find out more with the link in my bio. #AnnieSloanWithCharleston #Charleston #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #KeepsakeBox @charlestontrust
Get your Rodmell’s off, honey! What say you to this chair in the final colour from my once-in-a-lifetime dream-come-true collaboration with Charleston Farmhouse? I love how sophisticated this deep damson shade is. Feminine but by no means fragile! It’s been accented here by two current Chalk Paint® colours, Greek Blue and Original, which also come in the Decorative Paint Set in Rodmell. Not keeping up? Check my last post to remind yourself! For sale through Europe from 4th October – check with your local Stockist for availability. Find out more with the link in my bio! #AnnieSloanWithCharleston #AnnieSloan #Charleston #ChalkPaint #Rodmell @charlestontrust