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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 Trend Report: Chalk Paint® with a Modern Twist

Is Chalk Paint ® Only For Rustic Looks? One of the questions we hear about Chalk Paint® is if it can only be used for rustic looks where distressing and Dark Wax are involved. However, Chalk Paint is entirely versatile. There doesn’t have to be texture & aging & distressing if that’s not within your aesthetic preferences. […]

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The Tutorialist – Cold Weather Tips

  Cold Weather Chalk Paint® Tips Chalk Paint ® is relatively low maintenance if you make sure to keep your quart properly closed and clean (gunky buildup on the rim of your quart prevent it from properly sealing). Here are just a few tips for maintaining a happy quart in cold Winter months. In general as […]

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Annie Sloan Wax – Tinting Soft Wax & Dark Wax

Annie Sloan developed her own version of a furniture finishing wax specifically to work with her Chalk Paint®. She calls it Soft Wax – it is smoother and softer than the paste wax you’ll find in your local hardware store & non-yellowing unlike the others. We LOVE her Soft Wax and use it to finish […]

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Painting Fabric with Chalk Paint® – Before & After(s)

Many of you have heard you can paint fabric with Chalk Paint® (yes, you can!) – and we have done several projects ourselves you are welcome to come see (and feel) for yourself in the shop. One of our all-time faves is the HUGE vinyl Mid-Century Modern sofa in our Montclair Makers’ Space: When painting with […]

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Before & After – Arles Drop Seat Dining Chair

Today we are sharing a quick Before & After of one of our Chalk Paint® projects in the shop. We rescued two of these SUPER dated wood chairs with plans of reviving them. We used a textured Arles application with Old White detailing and a Dark Wax glaze with a hint of Gold Gilding Wax to […]

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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: Dyeing Fabric

Visit one of our shops so we can show you our fabric swatches because seeing is believing. 🙂 Enhance Your Furniture & Your Fabrics One of my main projects here in the East Village is putting together a book of fabric swatches that highlight how well Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan takes to varying fabrics. […]

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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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