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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Sponsor Love

It's here, it's here, it's here!!  After waiting a couple of weeks for the backordered paint to arrive my first quart of Annie Sloan chalk paint has arrived.

This is a photo straight from the can although in real life it's a deeper blue.

Here's a look at the sample from the website.
And here's a completely different colour you can achieve by mixing 8 parts white to one part colour above.  
In case you've missed the chalk paint phenomenon here are a few reasons to love it.  It's the best "lazy person" paint in the world as it doesn't require sanding, prepping or priming.  It only needs one coat of paint that is applied directly on top of your piece and a wax finish (or any other sealer).  It has extremely low VOCs so you can use it indoors.  Apparently it can be used outdoors although I have yet to test that theory.  It is a super versatile paint and can act like a wash by watering it down or an impasto by leaving the lid off to let it thicken.  How awesome is that?  The one thing it isn't is a chalkboard paint.

Here's what I'll be painting and I'm going to get at it right away although you may not see the "after" photo until I'm settled in the new house.




On to the next exciting bit of news.  I have my very first sponsor of The Design Pages blog.  Please give a big round of applause to  Keeping House and Everything Else.  This beautiful blog is the baby of Tracey Ayton Photography.  Tracey is a lifestyle photographer who has her work published in numerous Canadian lifestyle magazines and also sells her stunning photography work at high end boutiques.  Coming up soon you'll have a chance to win your very own beautiful photograph in a giveaway.

32 comments:

  1. The paint looks fantastic!! I can't wait to see the finished product. Great sideboard by the way. I am still on the hunt. And yeah for Tracey!!

    Andrea xo

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  2. I bet you're hard at work and I suppose we'll be patient to see the end result. And awesome news for The Design Pages - hooray for your new first sponsor!

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  3. ooh, can't wait to see the finish you get from this paint! Those louvers make for an ambitious project :) congrats on the sponsorship, love her work - x

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  4. Congratulations on your first sponsor! The paint color looks great1 Can't wait to see the finished project!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  5. I just painted my one wall in my office with chalk paint...I always decorate it for holidays! I love it!!!

    I stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to say hi! Come on over and visit my new site and follow along...it's a blog all about color!

    colorissue.blogspot.com

    xoxox
    Aarean

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  6. I am loving chalkboard paint! So much fun and all the endless possibilities of things to paint!

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  7. I am dying to give that paint a try. I've heard so many great things about it.

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  8. I have got to try this paint. It looks amazing. Just found your blog. So glad I did.

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  9. yeah Tracey!
    great looking sideboard!

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  10. I'm just learning about this paint. It sounds pretty awesome though. Excited to see how it turns out!

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  11. Lazy paint is MY kind of paint!! I'll have to tell my friend at Embellished Heart about this stuff because she is always painting up some fabulous pieces. Thanks for sharing!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  12. Oh exciting re: the sponsor! And I love the look of that piece you'll be redoing...looking forward to seeing more!

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  13. Great info on chalkboard paint, I've used it but I had no idea it was so versatile. So glad I found your blog. Cant wait to see how it turns out.

    I just started a blog myself, you can find me at www.highstyling.com

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  14. Look forward to seeing the after pic of the sideboard... get on it already Carol! ;)

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  15. I'm all about lazy. :) I haven't tried this out yet since we don't have it in Germany but will definitely want to try it out when we are state-side! I look forward to seeing that sideboard with your touch added...

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  16. I recently painted a chest of drawers a very similar color! It will look fantastic! Congrats on your new sponsor :)

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  17. Aubusson blue is one of my favorite colors! I can hardly wait for your sideboard to be completed it is going to look amazing :)

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  18. That piece is beautiful....I love all those slats on the doors....I love chalk paint and the color is really great! You will do a great job! I will check out your new sponsor!

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  19. Love the piece and can't wait to see what you do with it :) Happy moving!

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  20. Hey, did you go to the store and NOT call me???? Shame :( Or did they mail it to you?

    I am going to buy some for my sideboard as well. I will let you be the guinea pig and see how it all turns out:)

    Congrats on the sponsor! Gotta love Tracey!

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  21. That sounds awesome. I wouldn't have the courage to try it on furniture, but I can't wait to see how yours turns out. Good luck with the move.

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  22. Oh that is awesome! Cannot wait to see the transformed piece!

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  23. Congrats on the new sponsor! Can't wait to see that baby painted up!

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  24. I need to get on the chalk paint bandwagon, apparently! I didn't realize it was so versatile.

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  25. oh this will be good, I really love that blue..i actually have a server in that similar wooden color but I'm so scared to paint it! can't wait to see the results!
    I'll be in touch with you soon Carol :)

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  26. Carol,

    Congrats on your first blog sponsor! I loooove the chest you plan to paint blue and think it will be stunning in the color you selected. So are you going to use a matte or gloss sealer over the chalk paint; I guess I'll just have to wait and find out like everyone else! I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog because that's how I discovered your blog ... ironically, I **think** my next project is painting wide horizontal stripes on drapes, so guess what I'm going to read next!

    Your newest follower,
    Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  27. I've been seeing chalk paint popping up more and more lately - love the no sanding/no prepping/no priming aspect! And love the blue you chose for your cabinet. Looking forward to seeing it when it's finished :-)

    Congrats on your sponsor - I just discovered Tracey's work this past week when she visited my blog and I visited hers back. Love the pics she took at IDS, and her shed makeover is fantastic :-)

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  28. This is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it. This paint sounds incredible! And congrats to you for your first sponsor! That's great. :)

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  29. I'm a huge fan of chalkboard paint, so excited to see the transformation! I love your blog and I'm looking forward to reading more!

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  30. Great color! Some months ago I use this color on my room and it's so relaxing.

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