Feast your eyes on these beautiful chairs by my son, Felix. The bold, colourful backs will brighten any dining room. I love the Pick and Mix colour palette of Provence, Aubusson, and Florence which Felix has used. To keep things harmonious he’s tied the set together by using my Coloured Linen Fabric in Provence and Aubusson on every seat.
Following on from my previous competition, which saw some of the best entries I’ve ever had, I’m very excited to announce that the new theme for my Win-a-Tin competition, will be 👁DETAIL BRUSH WORK👁. I’ve already seen some incredible work with these beauties so please share any past projects! If you don’t have a set of my Detail Brushes yet you can pick them up from your local stockist. Any project created using the Detail Brush Sets is eligible so I can’t wait to see a mix of styles and finishes in this crop. Plus, with two weeks to enter you’ve got plenty of time to try a variety of ideas! I’m posting Detail Brush projects across my social media this week so check back for inspiration – from video tutorials for beginners to jaw droppingly realistic trompe l’oeil scenes, there’s something for every taste and every ability level.
It’s the Best of the Rest from my “Summery Projects” competition! Did your favourite piece make the shortlist? Pieces by: @withlovefurniture @r4kworkshop @orchardcottage35 @attic.furniture.qld @nooksniches #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint
The standard for my “Summery Projects” competition has been so high. Thank you and well done to everybody who entered! After much to-ing and fro-ing, and heated office discussion, I’ve chosen @monika.p.interior 's vintage trunk which she transformed with a positive rainbow of colours. Congratulations, Monika on your well deserved win. Best of the Rest coming later today, and tomorrow I’ll announce the theme for my next competition...stay tuned!
J is for…Japan! Konnichiwa to everybody - but especially to all my Japanese followers! The shop we’re visiting today is @mizuzakka Mizuzakka, who are just outside of Tokyo. My stockist there is Yumi Tsukada and she’s been an Annie Sloan stockist for four years. She specialises in original handmade furniture, all of which is painted in Chalk Paint®. Yumi hosts furniture painting workshops in her shop to train customers and build confidence – as you can see from the gallery, they’re very popular! For more images of my Japanese stockists, follow @anniesloanlovers which is a fantastic account featuring work from stockists and customers across Japan. #anniesloan #anniesloanjapan #StockistsSunday #furniturepaint #tokyodesign
This lovely desk is by two of my Stockists from Scotland, Nadia and Lorraine at Love Restored @love_restored. My father, my husband and my sons all LOVE cartography so I’m very keen on this idea of incorporating maps into furniture for them. Not only witty - but also a great way to diminish the backlog of out of date Ordanance Survey maps we have at home! #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan #FathersDay
Look at this industrial style dresser from previous Painter in Residence, Ildiko Horvath @ildikoh67! Industrial Warehouse is a great Interior Design school for those who prefer a masculine or androgynous look. . Ildiko used a mix of of Chalk Paint in Graphite and Honfleur to create a deep chocolate brown reminiscent of aged leather for the main body of the piece; and then added in contrasting details in Barcelona Orange and a mix of Provence and Florence. . I can so easily imagine some dapper gentleman choosing his outfits here each morning! #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan
The name’s board. Side board. This smooth-looking hunk of furniture by Boxwood & Brass @boxwoodandbrass started life as a particularly ugly piece but now wouldn’t look out of place in 007’s bachelor pad. . A real transformation – and all it took was a tin of Chalk Paint® in Graphite! #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan
WIN TICKETS TO THE HANDMADE FAIR (UK ONLY COMPETITION). I am thrilled to be giving away 1 pair of VIP tickets for The Handmade Fair near Chippenham in Wiltshire, England! That’s right, VIP. . The Handmade Fair will be happening at beautiful Bowood House on the 22nd - 24th June 2018. You can visit my pop-up shop over the entire course of the event, and you can see me onstage at the Super Theatre from 4.15 – 5pm on Sunday 24th. . To enter the competition and have a shot at VIP tickets for the Sunday, simply tag the person you would take with you in the comments section of this post! Good luck! . Competition prize is 2 VIP tickets Sunday 24th June 2018 only. This does not include travel. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #TheHandmadeFair @handmadefair
How blimmin’ clever is this leather look chair by Jonathon Marc Mendes @jonathonmarcmendes_paintedlove? Jonathan achieved this ultra realistic, leather look on this fabric chair simply by using Chalk Paint® and Waxes. . He started with a coat of Arles, which he diluted with water until he attained a consistency like thin milk. He then gradually added Primer Red to the mix, working in layers until the paint cracked. The numbers were added afterwards in Graphite. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint