Sunday, June 26, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is's time to start the "upcycle!"

Wow, what a week it's been.  I feel like I'm in a wind tunnel, perhaps a tornado, but instead of devastation, there is beautification!!  I am pleased to welcome Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to my business!  This week Vickie from The Studio at 3 Oaks came my way as I joined the Northern California Annie Sloan Chalk Paint team.  It was quite a successful week for Patina Decorative Finishes.  Not only did I supply the "love" to some chalk paint addicts, I found a new "junquing" buddy, Carol.  I look forward to you taking me up on that "junquing" offer, we can fill up my SUV until it bursts.  Let's start at the Alameda Flea Market!!

I could just eat up all these fabulous colors and can't seem to get enough myself!  And, I'm moving towards a date in July to host my first workshop teaching the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint techniques!

Today, I'm going to the farm, Soul Food Farm that is, for a second meeting with Alexis, we're talking ORANGE today, for a bit of sprucing up of her roadside sign.  What her family does on their farm fascinates me! reveal...remember that hideous buffet I stole, uh, found at the Davis SPCA for $10?  It had some great bones, was super smelly (ewwww) on the inside, but thanks to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, the odor is gone!

the best part?  No sanding or priming!
A little Paris Grey, some Provence, Louis Blue and
Old White.  I used four different techniques on this beauty
and heavy on the dark wax, I love wax.

and now...are you drooling?....

and, yes, they are in alphabetic order.  Don't judge.


  1. Very nice!
    Do you have any tutorials on how to use your paint
    (re - why so many colors, etc).
    Would love to know more.....
    Therese @

  2. Okay, I figured it out! So what I was going to say is...alphabetical order is a must! No judging here girlfriend!