Posts Tagged ‘chalk paint’

Carolina Collaboration!


Love the look of this footstool? It’s proof that long-distance collaborations do work! Here’s the “Before” — a rickety footstool unearthed from my garage stash. Its leather upholstery job was fairly shot. It needed regluing, some tightening, and a total redo from the stuffing on out. Enter Debbie Dion Hayes, a fab faux finisher from […]

Annie Sloan Does it Again!


English entrepreneur Annie Sloan, the designer behind Chalk Paint® and other decorative finishes, has just introduced a home fragrance line, named for European cities and containing some rockin’ combinations of swell-smelling botanicals, herbs and essences! I have a soft spot in my heart for Annie, one of the most humble success stories one could hope to meet. Our […]

The Work Book Has Arrived!


  Fans of Annie Sloan and Chalk Paint have yet another reason to smile today! It’s the official release date for Annie’s Work Book (the cover in her Aubusson Blue, no less!) — a swell, wirebound journal/notebook crafted to give people like us (and you know who you are!) a place to try colors, stash […]

Merry, Merry Market Prep: Chair Repair!


This spiffy chair looks as if it belongs in the dining room, but it’s actually a piece I finished this weekend that is headed to the Merry, Merry Market! (That’s Mauer slinking out of camera range to the left; ever the lens-shy feline!) This chair is understatedly elegant now, but it had more brassy beginnings: […]

A Turquoise Table!


  I’m still on a turq kick, even as we head into fall. I love how this color looks against a spray of bittersweet with a mix of orange and white gourds! This table was acquired from dealer pal Joann, who is thinning her inventory in preparation to downsize from house to townhome. This is […]

A Soothing Summer Palette!


  Yesterday’s project was a natural one to take on as the temps soared toward 100! That’s because the soothing colors in the fabric covering this bench reminded me of ice cream! It’s a gorgeous Ralph Lauren serape print in brushed cotton. Much calmer and sophisticated than that of a lot of  serapes. Check out […]

Viva le Duck Egg Blue!


     Like most humans, I run true to type. Those who know me best can state with unflagging certainty that I will always be drawn to this lovely, blue green color evocative of cool water and calming respites. It was my pleasure to coat this vanity-turned-console in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint version of […]