Tuesday, October 16, 2012

postheadericon Easy, Peasy Pumpkin Painting!

Want a fun, easy project for your fall decor?  Take a faux pumpkin found at Michael's, add some Chalk Paint ™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan, some Annie Sloan Craqueleur and a bit of bling with some gilding wax, and presto change-o...you have a wonderful pumpkin or two or three to add to your tablescape.  Try this on Dollar Store gourds as well.....a beautiful addition to add this fall!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

postheadericon A first time user's experience with Chalk Paint™



Here is a wonderful blog post about a first time user's experience with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan...Yes, it is that easy!!



Thursday, June 7, 2012

postheadericon Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan - painted fabric and oak


Before and after of a cute little old rocker with some ugly, ugly fabric!  Painted this up at a recent Antique Show, INCLUDING the fabric, using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan.  I didn't want to spend the $$ to reupholster, so slapped some paint on her, taped and painted the stripes as well!  Now she has an updated, fresh new look and sits proudly in our bridal dressing room at 3 Oaks Vineyard!  See what a couple of hours can do for an outdated piece of furniture!!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Come on out Sunday and spend a day in downtown Clovis at the very first Glorious Junk Days event!  We will be there right next to Flea Market Divas with CHALK PAINT™ decorative paint and Shabby Cowgirl will be on the other side!  What better company could you ask for?  I will be doing paint demonstrations all day long from 8-4, answering questions and yes, selling as well!  Come out and see us - it's gonna be a beautiful day!!http://oldtownclovis.org/event-updates/glorious-junk-days-may-27

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three tables - start to finish in one afternoon...not even one full afternoon!  Chalk Paint™ Brand decorative finishes by Annie Sloan™!!  They are off to Goat Hill Fair tomorrow along with loads of paint, samples, and who knows what else I will find?
The one table with CHALK PAINT™ on it was left unwaxed on top to be used as a message table
The other tables were painted, scraped, waxed, distressed, dry brushed, stencilled, and whatever else I could think of! Love the versatility of CHALK PAINT™, only by Annie Sloan™!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

postheadericon Silver Pennies: My Amazing Day with Annie Sloan

Silver Pennies: My Amazing Day with Annie Sloan: Meeting Annie Sloan! In life it is very rare to meet someone famous that you really look up to.  An idol if you will.  If you do meet tha...
New Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ brushes are on their way!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Greek Blue.

This is one fabulous color, fresh for spring, done in 10 different ways!  There are so many ways to paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (tm) that I thought it might be fun to show you one color in lots of different techniques.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in Greek Blue - this is an example of just SOME of the looks easily achieved with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. Clockwise from upper left, we have Crackle, Impasto, Rustic/Textured, 2nd row - Colored Wax, Color Wash, Two Color Distressed, third row - Wax Glaze, Clouded Stipple, Cracqueleur, 4th row - A bit of Gilded Wax, Modern/Smooth with burnished paint! There is MORE THAN ONE WAY to paint!! 


Want to learn more?  Give me a call and sign up for a workshop!  I am a Certified Annie Sloan™ Stockist as well as Certified Trainer!  Our next workshop is this Saturday - Play with Paint in the Garden, held at A Secret Garden, 1542 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612...12-4 $75.  Come and learn about this wonderful paint and paint your own small project piece!  Everything provided.  Just bring your enthusiasm and your project piece to paint!
Thursday, March 22, 2012

postheadericon patinamarie: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™.....

patinamarie: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™.....

Join in the fun with these three wonderful ladies as they tell about their experience we shared Monday at the San Francisco tour stop of Annie Sloan!!  What fun!  They got to come and play and we got to work there that day!  But this is anything but work - just ask us!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

postheadericon Reloved Rubbish: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ at Loot!

Reloved Rubbish: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ at Loot!: Nancy and I are happy to be new retail partners of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™! We are now stocking all 29 colors of Chalk Paint and waxes...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

postheadericon freckled laundry: chalk paint counter top q&a and tour

I ran across this blog tonight about using ASCP on countertops!  Thought it was well worth sharing!

freckled laundry: chalk paint counter top q&a and tour: Happy Saturday to you. Some of you have emailed me about my counter tops and cabinets painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, urging me to sp...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hi all!  It has been forever it seems like since I've posted...my apologies but I have been swamped, in a good way.  The DIY business is booming.  People are ready to change their world with color, design and paint!  And the color of the year is going to be Barcelona Orange, but that isn't what I'm blogging on today...I will save that for another day.  Today I have a post from a customer, a lovely lady who came in for a one on one workshop with me so she could transform her tired cabinets into something she wanted to see each morning!  Take a look.............  these are the cabinets before...not bad shape....tile was in good shape...but dated, right?  Scroll down



These are her cabinets now......certainly brightened up the room, dont you think?    This is what she had to say..

 Vicki
I finished my kitchen cabinets, they turned out great!  My kitchen looks so much brighter, cleaner and updated.  Thank you for taking the extra time with me to match my paint to my tile it made such a difference.  I cannot wait to start my next projects; bathroom cabinets, various furniture items etc., etc.
I am looking forward to taking more classes.   I attached before and after photos so you could see....:)

Thanks
Kathleen 

So what did she use?   Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™..She mixed one can of Old White and One Can of Coco....seriously...one can each...that is two cans of paint people!! She used clear wax and then mixed some clear and dark to go around the edges to add some interest.

What are you waiting for?  Tomorrow morning when you wake up and go into your kitchen, take a look....want to make a change?  Let's talk!  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to help you!  
In fact, I'm doing just that on Friday ....helping a young lady get started on her kitchen.  She has put it off for over a year and now she is ready but doesn't know how to get started...so I'm off to paint with her for the day and then she will finish it up!  
Yes, in addition to teaching how to do it, I can also come and help you get started!  What a deal!  
Until next time, and I promise it will be sooner, keep painting outside the lines!

 Vicki

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

postheadericon Paint Stuck Under My Fingernails: Let's focus on the facts

Paint Stuck Under My Fingernails: Let's focus on the facts

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Decorative paint educator and owner of Old Town Clovis newest DIY shop - repurpose - quality handmade - repainted furniture and so much more - located on the corner of Pollasky and 5th in Old Town Clovis, CA I have loved repainting furniture and repurposing since I can remember, I was a painting contractor for over 15 years and now I love to teach others how to enhance their world with paint, color and design.
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