If you haven’t checked out the winning piece from our April Paint Pro, you need to check it out! We had so many beautiful entries this month and we loved them all! We love seeing the different wants you all use the products to make pieces your own. You all make choosing our winner each month so difficult, and we hope you’ll keep entering each month to win new products! In celebration of all your incredible work, we thought we would feature a few other Before & Afters that you all shared. Shout out to Farm Town Vintage , 100 Thousand Welcomes , Refind Design, and The Paisley Lily Pad for sharing their transformations! Don’t forget to tag us in YOUR transformations using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win this month! You can shop all your DIY needs in our online shop!
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We are blown away by this week’s transformation. We’ve bragged for a long time about how we have some of the most creative customers out there, and this project might just be proof of that! One of our incredible customers and Chalk Paint® enthusiasts recently painted her leather jacket and cowboy boots using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue and the results really are striking! To achieve this look, she painted both pieces in Aubusson then sealed them using clear and dark wax. Check out the jacket!
What kind of Chalk Paint® projects have you been working on? Tag us in your transformations using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win a new DIY product every month! This month we will be giving away a Quart of Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale along with a small furniture wax.
You can shop all your DIY needs here.
We have loved our pop up time over at Mosaic District but it’s time to hit the road and on to the next adventure! I have a few new expansions plans coming in the next few months for Stylish Patina so stay tuned to see where we might be popping up next in Virginia, Maryland + D.C. ! We will be moving out at the end of April at Mosaic District so come by and see some of the great DEALS we have on select pieces of furniture with PINK TAGS that we don’t want to store for our next shop(s)! We are talking amazing deals dressers for $150, dining tables for $195…..head over to our ETSY PAGE and most of the large pieces of furniture that are on sale are listed there. Also follow us on Instagram and our stories to see whats on sale!
Calling all Chalk Paint® and DIY lovers! We are offering a Chalk Paint Mixology class tomorrow with our Painting Guru, Heather, tomorrow from 1-3 at our Mosaic location and we have a couple spots left waiting to be filled by you! Have you been using Chalk Paint for a while and are you looking for a new challenge? Or are you looking to find a specific shade that doesn’t fall on the Annie Sloan color palette? In this class, we will show you how to mix with confidence, and turn Annie Sloan’s 30 paint colors into 100’s.
We will be working with three different gemstone colors to give you hands-on experience mixing and will send you home with Annie Sloan’s Color Recipe Book, a $24.95 value, for even more color inspiration! All paint and supplies are provided, just be ready to dip your fingers in and get creative!
Location: Mosaic District Shop, 2905 District Avenue, Suite 125, Fairfax, VA 22031
Calling all DIYers! This month we will be giving away a quart of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Kitchen scale to our favorite furniture transformation when you tag us on instagram using #SPPaintPro
For those of you who haven’t tried the fabulous Milk Paint, here’s your chance to try it for FREE! Use the hashtag to show off your projects. They don’t have to be done using Milk Paint, we’d love to see them all! The winner will be decided at the end of the month and we will contact them directly about being featured on our blog as part of the prize!
You can buy all your DIY products here
For those of you wondering whether you’re up for the “challenge” (I put challenge in quotes because this Chalk Painting makes every project 1000x easier) of redoing furniture, we’ve decided to prove how easy it can be to you! We will be offering a FREE demo on how to use Chalk Paint ® this weekend at our Falls Church Store, Saturday from 10-11! Witness first hand how easy it is and find out what the craze is really about! One of our Chalk Paint Pros, Christina, will be hosting the demo and will be available to answer all your questions!
In case you haven’t heard, our Falls Church Store is turning FIVE this month. And to celebrate, we are giving back to the very people who made it possible for us to hit this milestone…YOU! Which is why, every week of April, we will be announcing a new sale. FIVE weeks, FIVE ways to say thank you! Make sure you sign up for our email list so you can be the first to find out about the next week’s sales!
Our first sale will be 15% off of select furniture (marked with PINK tags) in our Falls Church and Mosaic District Stores. We’ve included photos of some of the pieces below for you to preview!
Check out our Etsy page for our full inventory of furniture!
This week’s Before & After comes to us from Jen Green of Green Spruce Designs, whose piece won our Chalk Paint Giveaway for having the most likes on instagram! The very talented Jen used layers of Chalk Paint to create a gorgeous driftwood look. How beautiful does it look?
Spring has us wanting to paint everything we can in pastels! Which is why we had to share this color recipe that we stumbled upon on the instagram account of Unfolded, the official Chalk Paint distributor for the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We are calling the color a Muted Lavender. It’s such a gorgeous shade that reminds us a lot of Paloma, but with a little extra punch of purple. What do you think?
This week we’ve got another new video to share from Annie Sloan herself! One of the things we get the most questions about is how to use the dark wax and the black wax over Chalk Paint® so we thought we’d share this video so you could learn from the master herself…Or, if you prefer a more hands on experience, you can sign up for one of our upcoming classes!
This week’s before & after comes to us from Liz, an Arlington gal who fell in love with Chalk Paint® after moving houses and looking for a way to refresh her furniture. Liz’s love for old furniture began at age ten while working at estate sales with her mom and inspires each of her transformations!
Liz started out with this Pottery Barn piece she had bought, which was super functional for her, but the espresso finish felt tired and didn’t match the new low boy modern dresser she purchased. Being the DIYer she is, she decided to use Chalk Paint to transform her piece and tie the two styles of furniture together.
Her first step was to grab a couple sample boards and play around until she got her desired finish.
After experimenting a bit, Liz landed on using French Linen as her base color and decided to use some Milk Paint she already had to do a wash over top. (You could also use Graphite for a similar look!)
Liz took out her drawers before painting the base coat of her Lingerie chest in French Linen, which took about two coats to accomplish.
As you can see, the French Linen pulled the base tones out of the wood beautifully, but didn’t quite match the look. So liz moved on to doing her color wash.
As you can see, this added a little extra dimension to the piece and pulled out the dark tones of the grain on the modern piece she was looking to match. Liz isn’t a huge fan of the process of waxing, so she opted to use a water-based Polyurethane top coat in a matte finish for a similar look to wax. If you love the wax like us though, using black wax over clear wax can also help to achieve the look of this wash!
What transformations have you made recently? We want to see!!! Send them to us so we can feature your work too! In the mean time, head over to our Etsy page to check out some of our transformations and then grab your supplies in store or online.
This week’s before and after comes to us from Mary, a Stylish Patina customer and a Chalk Paint® lover! Mary decided to transform her beautiful dresser using Chalk Paint in French Linen. French linen has quickly become a favorite amongst our customers, because of it’s ability to work with any style of piece imaginable and because it works in any color palette.
As you can see, the piece had gorgeous bones, but needed a little sprucing up. Mary applied two coat of French Linen to achieve a full coverage look. With Chalk Paint, two coats will usually produce a full coverage look, but this can vary depending on which color you choose and how dark your initial surface is.
Mary’s fresh paint job was sealed using Clear Chalk Paint Wax for added protection and durability. Lastly, she reattached the hardware and voilà! How stunning are the results?
What projects have you been working on lately? We are dying to see the results! There is nothing more exciting to us than watching how our amazing customers transform their pieces. So PLEASE, send them to us so we can feature your work too!