It’s #StockistSunday! This week we’re in Madison, Wisconsin with husband and wife Stockist team Cindy and Barry Gazso – who, I mean, look at them! #couplegoals!
Since 2012 @studio184 have been running their unique, open concept furniture painting studio and Chalk Paint® learning centre where one can sit and watch furniture being transformed or have a tutorial on any product. They offer various workshops, creative retreats and free seminars; and specialize in teaching how to transform your kitchen cabinetry with Chalk Paint®. Cindy tells me they love to work with customers on their colour, style and design choices and find it so rewarding to see their confidence and enthusiasm for each project. My favourite quote from them is “Our teaching styles may differ and we each have our favorite Chalk Paint® colours but, one thing we always agree on is how wonderful it is to work together each day and to be able to empower folks to make real changes in their homes that add beauty, value and happiness”. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloanAmerica #Wisconsin #AnnieSloanStockist
I’m coming to America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Join me and some of the team from my UK Headquarters for the @countrylivingmag Fair in Atlanta, Georgia, at Stone Mountain Park. The Fair runs from October 26-28, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m daily and is the ultimate day out for craft and homemaking enthusiasts. Best of all, I’ll be running my world-famous Workshops. That’s right, Annie Sloan Workshops – and there’s still places available on some of the days! #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #CountryLivingFair #CountryLivingAtlanta #AnnieSloanAmerica
If you’re debating whether or not to take the plunge and use Amsterdam Green on your walls then may I present exhibit number 1: this gorgeous bedroom.
Dark wall colours can sometimes intimidate, but they really shouldn’t. Choose a rich shade with a luxurious, velvet finish and reap the rewards. Green in particular is a big Interiors Trend for 2019. You heard it here first!
📸 @michaelsinclair from @houseandgardenuk. #InteriorDesign
@thehousewarmings used Detail Brushes to create this giraffe print effect. The base coat is Chalk Paint® in Provence and the pattern is in various strengths of Chalk Paint® in Amsterdam Green – diluted at the edges and full strength in the middle – to create dimension. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #AmsterdamGreen
Chalk Paint is my whole entire world!
Chalk Paint® is everything to me! It’s my livelihood, my business and my work; but it’s also my passion and how I wind down after a long day. It’s a hobby I share with not only my friends and Stockists but also my family who work alongside me, paint alongside me, and challenge me during board meetings!
Chalk Paint® is that frisson of excitement when you figure out the perfect colour combination for that piece of furniture you’ve been mulling over so you can get it just right; Chalk Paint® is meeting creative people and bonding over your shared passion for unique, personal transformation, Chalk Paint® is a huge part of my identity.
Swipe to see images for examples of what Chalk Paint® is to some, and comment below what Chalk Paint® is to you. I can't wait to read them all 💖
Ooh la la! Amsterdam Green and Aubusson Blue join forces in what looks to me like a 2:1 mix to create this rich forest green. Remember when painting fabric to dilute your paint or you’ll end up with crispy cushions! Up there with a soggy bottomed cake in terms of homemade fails. Thank you to @woodjunkies for sharing! #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #AmsterdamGreen #AubussonBlue
How neat is this ombre-hombre from @greensprucedesigns I love the refreshing gradient of smoky, mossy green. Sure to perk up any space!
Another, very different, vision in Amsterdam Green. Lori @thefinishedproject has gone for a Charleston-esque design and colour palette on this table and I love how playful it looks. Lori describes herself as a “therapy painter”…do you find the painting process therapeutic, too
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