Ah, college… roommates, Ramen noodles, and recycled furniture. Between books and bar hopping there’s little to no money to spend and certainly not on new furniture. Turn your borrowed furniture bohemian and paint what your momma gave ya!
Get inspired then come get your paint!
Unfortunately, the fun part of winter, the Holiday Season, has passed. Winter is still in full swing though and we are trying to make the best of it. For us, that means being inspired by Winter colors, like this Week’s Color recipe, appropriately named Winter Skies. It was inspired by the beautiful blue grey color that the sky turns that lets you know snow is on the way!
What do you think? Do you have any favorite color recipes? Share them with us so we can feature them on the blog!
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Does anyone else feel like now that the New Year is approaching there are a million projects you want to tackle around the house? There’s something about the new year that makes us all a little extra eager to take on new projects… and with Chalk Paint, it won’t be one of those things that drags on and on. We’re here to help you get all those projects done and have scheduled a Chalk Paint 101 class for January 6th!
The class goes from 10am-12pm at our Mosaic District location, where you will work on wood sample boards that allow you to try out a bunch of techniques to achieve different looks. You will learn…
- How to do a one coat application
- How to do a two color distress
- How to apply a clear and dark wax
- How to apply white and black waxes
- How to buff for a nice high shine look
- We will discuss tricks for a modern finish vs. a rustic look
We’ll even send you home with a color card and a little sample paint to get you started! You don’t need to bring anything with you but your creativity!
This week’s Before & After comes courtesy of Sarah a Stylish Patina customer and a former spray paint addict. After trying out chalk paint for the first time, she’s been converted! Check out this beautiful dresser (the fourth piece she’s done with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!)
Like so many of us, Sarah had a piece of furniture that ad been in the family (it was her dad’s child hood dresser!) that was in beautiful condition, but maybe wasn’t quite her style. But thanks to a couple coats of graphite paint, she made it her own!
Sarah went for more of a clean and contemporary look with this piece, skipping distressing and opting for a full coverage paint job in graphite. She sealed it with clear wax to preserve her hard work. Doesn’t it look great?
Did you know that Annie Sloan created her paint line so that most projects could be completed within a day? That means your projects don’t have to drag out across multiple weekend or hang over your head.
Come grab your supplies or buy them online here and then send us your Before & Afters for a chance to be featured!
With the stress of the Holiday Season finally upon us and the rush to find everyone the perfect present, we could all use a little extra tranquility in our lives. Which is where this week’s color mix of the week comes in! Spa green is a sage green type color that is neutral enough to avoid it clashing with preexisting colors, while still adding the extra zen we all need in our lives.
To mix this color, we combined equal parts Arles, French Linen, and Duck Egg. From there, you can always play around with the proportions to make it your own! We love this color so much that we even tracked down a piece painted in a similar color on Pinterest.
Are you convinced yet?! We love this rustic chic look of this piece! What are your favorite color mixes? Comment below for chance to be featured!