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Mix It Monday: Electric Supernova Hues

Annie Sloan is known for her artist’s palette of paint colors. She was inspired by art and nature and places she has traveled and it shows in her color choices here. She intentionally did not add black to her paint colors so when mixed they wouldn’t muddy, thus we have options of endless possibilities when color […]

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The Tutorialist – a Mercury Glass inspired finish

We recently purchased a sweet antique Depression Era petite dresser (chest of drawers) and wanted to experiment with a finish specific to the era it was built in. We were inspired by one of our favorite collectibles, Mercury Glass:  Here is our final result: This is what we did to achieve the look: Prep your […]

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Subtle Finishes

We are working on a custom painted desk for our client’s daughter and she chose a really lovely light yellow blend of English Yellow, Pure White, and Old White Chalk Paint®. After our two light coats of the custom Chalk Paint® mix was dry, we felt it was a bit bold for the soft lavender on our […]

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The Tutorialist – Classic Finish: Old White & Aged

Every so often, a piece of furniture calls for a classic aged look without any bells or whistles or special techniques…and if done well, it looks authentic and charming! We are going to tell you how to achieve that look by using a simple method. Read on! In this scenario, our client had antique ladder […]

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You Can’t Sit With Us – a Private *cheeky* Workshop

We had a good time today at our one-on-one workshop. Our student wanted to learn how to Decoupage and one of my favorite techniques is to layer decoupaged paper with Annie Sloan Craqueleur then wax, so that’s what we did! Here’s a mini tutorial on how to achieve this look at home. We started with […]

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You Tube – Tune In!

I have been told (asked? not really…not with my customers! lol) repeatedly to film more tutorials and y’all know I am not so comfortable in front of a camera but I have finally submitted to creating them because I have found it so helpful to refer to them at the shop. I am going to […]

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Black Wax & Dark Wax: Staining Wood

Since Black Wax was announced, we have had several customers request demos (which we will gladly and freely provide in our shops) regarding the difference between the two so we quickly created this Facebook video to hopefully answer questions about using the two waxes as a wood stain. Raw wood is really beautiful stained with […]

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Azie’s interview with DOMINO!!

April has been one of those bucket-list months – DOAD and Domino within the same week!! I can hardly handle the excitement. Alyssa emailed me and asked if I would answer some “paint professional” questions for an interview she was writing for Domino. OF COURSE!!!! I enthusiastically replied. No further story required here because the article […]

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Easter Eggs with Chalk Paint(R)

Louis and I had fun this week using Scandinavian Pink and English Yellow in Annie Sloan’s palette to paint wooden eggs, then Decoupage bird scenes (from cocktail napkins!) then gild. Such a quick, easy and gratifying project! See the photo progression below & follow us on Instagram for more ideas:

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The Tutorialist – Stencils for All

  Stencils are one of the biggest surprises when it comes to Chalk Paint® projects. I generally only associated stencils with the block letters and numbers kits that I used for scrapbooking as a preteen. If you can relate, check out our extensive selection of stencils at our shop(s). Oh, and while you’re there, take a […]

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The Trend Report: The Driftwood Effect

We recently created this look – with progress pics! – and a wonderful tutorial to share with you all. We love this “driftwood” look — it has dimensional layers in gorgeous greys and can be used in many home styles. Try it yourself – read more below! Staining With Chalk Paint ®: Drift Wood Effect […]

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The Tutorialist – Is Chalk Paint® for chalkboards??

We are back with a new tutorial! This one is especially relevant right now because as we introduce the Annie Sloan brand to NYC, we get this daily inquiry, “So is Chalk Paint® for chalkboards?” It makes total sense…it CAN be confusing if you are unfamiliar with it. Even more so when you find out it […]

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Dark Wax Glaze

I’ve been wanting to show how to use Dark Wax as a “glaze” for awhile and recently we had the perfect project to demonstrate it. Here are some quick snapshots (before, during, after) of a chair leg and below is the video tutorial I created to show how easy it is! Let me know if […]

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The Tutorialist: Dark Wax

It’s time for another informative post regarding Annie Sloan Dark Wax. Read on below OR come in to either location and we will give you a free waxing demo in person! Dark Wax Uses Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax adds visual interest by casting a warm amber tint to your project and by revealing the underlying […]

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The Tutorialist: Annie Sloan Clear Wax

  “I Have the Clear Wax–Now What?” There are many reasons why one could choose the Annie Sloan Clear Wax as their finish. It instantly gives pieces, a soft, subtle sheen and a workable coat of water-resistant protection. Annie Sloan speaks of her wax in her Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More as her preferred finish […]

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