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!
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!
Happy Thursday! I have been busy in the Falls Church shop moving things around so we can offer more fun workshops + events in the shop. We will be doing our custom furniture painting in the shop as well so lots of fun things happening. Some of our new workshops will be instructor led and others will just be fun drop in events for you to come and go as it fits your schedule. Think grab a girlfriend or spouse and head over for a little DIY R+R at Stylish Patina. We will also have more live demos of our various paint lines to give you a little inspiration so make sure you are following us on IG + FB as we announce workshops + free live demos.
A few of our NEW Workshops that are hitting the calendar starting in MAY are…..
BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) – Have you been a little nervous about painting with Chalk Paint or Milk Paint? Or maybe you just can’t decide on a color? This is for you! BYOP you pay $40 for a 2 hour studio time slot to bring in a small 2ft x 2ft project and paint it in the shop (think stool, plant stand, small side table, chair, brass lamp, brass chandelier). We provide all the supplies and are here if you have a question. This is not a one on one paint class we are just here for support! BYOP will be offered Sundays and Tuesdays, you can register online or call and schedule your time slot.
Cabinet Rehab – Have you been thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets with Chalk Paint® but haven’t pulled the trigger yet? Come take this specific class and we will set you up for success and answer all your questions!
Mixology – We LOVE mixing our Chalk Paint colors and want to show you the basics of color theory so you can play too! Learn to turn 38 colors into over 100!
Custom Home Decor Wall Decor + Pillow Workshops – You know all those adorable signs + pillows you see all over Pinterest lets make them!
Open Paint – We are going to have open paint hours where you can come on in, pick out a projects and just get creative! Each month we will offer different projects all at very reasonable prices think $5-$35.
Private Workshops – Do you and your girlfriends want to take a class together? Or do you have a specific project hat your would like some one on one help executing? Let us put together a workshop just for you.
Parties + Events – Wedding Planning DIY Party / Baby Showers / Team Building / Birthdays / etc… if you can think of it we can make it happen!
Girls Night/Day Out (GNO) – Need to get your creative juices flowing? Ditch the laundry and grab your girlfriends and lets put together a little something to let your artsy side shine!
I am super excited about all of the new fun things we have going on! Email me if you want to set up an event or workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at the shop 703.663.8428. Keep in touch and come see us for a little DIY and Retail Therapy!
This weeks Anniversary FLASH SALE is 15% off all Clothes + Scarves! This sale ends Saturday night and a new one will be announced for next week! The weather is warming up, come by the shop and check out some of our pretty new spring dresses + scarves perfect for the warmer weather. They are all easy to throw on and look cute and priced just right (usually under $40)! I am always looking for clothing that is fashionable yet easy to pull together. Our lives are busy why make it hard? Right!?
Be sure to follow me on IG and Facebook too! We have new classes + workshops coming up for all you Chalk Painters and those of you interested in MMS Milk Paint. Also we have Meant To Be Calligraphy teaching her classes at our Mosaic Pop Up location register for her classes here.
Meet Artissimo, the gorgeous navy blue by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint! Milk Paint is a wonderful DIY product (one of our favorites) and can create so many different looks, from a chippy, farmhouse chic look to a clean modern look like this gorgeous piece from Carver Junk Company. We love this beautiful piece and this gorgeous shade… did we mention that navy has become one of our customer favorites? It’s neutral with a twist and pairs well with every color scheme. Keep an eye on the blog to learn more about how to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, which kinds of topcoats to use, and other DIY tips and tricks!
Shop all your DIY needs, or check out our upcoming classes at Stylishpatinashop.com!
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?
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!
This week’s color recipe of the week is another steal from Unfolded, the official distributor for Chalk Paint® in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This gorgeous mix of Lem Lem and Graphite is a happy medium between Chateau Grey and French Linen, which we’ve dubbed Bay Leaf. What do you think?! Doesn’t it make you want to pick up that paint brush? Just be sure to seal your project with Chalk Paint Wax!
What are some of your favorite color recipes? Comment below for a chance to be featured! Or, if the idea of mixing colors still intimidates you, sign up for our upcoming Mixology class! Only a few spots remain! Then send us your Before & Afters for a chance to be featured on the blog!
Calling all Paint Pros!
There are two ways for you to win!
1. Get picked as a SP PAINT PRO (by us!)
2. Get the most likes on your project at #sppaintpro
What you could win
The SP PAINT PRO WINS: a quart of Chalk Paint®by Annie Sloan
The makeover photo with the most LIKES at #sppaintpro WINS a Chalk Paint sample pot + wax from @stylishpatina
You pick the color!
HOW TO ENTER in March
1. Use hashtag #sppaintpro next time you post a furniture makeover
2. Follow + tag @stylishpatina on IG
3. Brownie point entries if you tag friends that might want to play along in the comments
4. Get your friends to like your picture
– You can only enter 1 project a month
– Each month we will name a new Stylish Patina Paint Pro
– That SP Paint Pro will be featured on the blog + our social media outlets
– Each month the makeover with the most LIKES will win a prize too! So get your friends to like your pics!
Don’t forget to follow us on instagram @StylishPatina to find out if your project won!
This week’s tip of the week comes to us straight from Annie Sloan, or more specifically, Annie’s son Felix. When we came across it on her instagram a while back, we loved it so much that we knew we had to share it!
Felix was refinishing this dresser, which held a lot of sentimental for his children’s room at their home in Oxford, England. He painted it in Chalk Paint® in Old Violet, but it’s his idea of outlining the drawers in Cream that we really fell for! It’s such a subtle extra detail that brings so much life to this piece! It was sealed with Clear Wax for added protection!
How sweet does it look?
What are some of your favorite Chalk Paint tips or Finish ideas? Share them with us for a chance to be featured!