"I just want to create beautiful things, even if nobody cares" -Anonymous

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Do you want to attend to the Annie Sloan workshop in San Francisco....for free?!


Annie will be at the historic Fort Mason in San Francisco on March 19th and you could be there also...for free! That's right, I have two tickets to give away! Each ticket is worth $350.00!

All you need to do is visit www.anniesloanunfolded.com and read about the tour. Come back to my blog and leave a comment on why you should be selected to win a free ticket to this amazing event.

Winners will be selected at Noon, March 1st 2012. No purchase necessary. Does not include airfare, transportation, or lodging.

Good luck!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

10% off Annie Sloan Chalk Paint this weekend!

That's right! It's not often Annie Sloan Chalk Paint goes on sale, so take advantage of it this weekend at Country Roads Antiques & Gardens!

To make it even sweeter, all kinds of irresistible items will be on sale throughout this AMAZING store! So cancel those plans of yours(except if your coming to my workshop Sunday!) and get yourself down to Old Orange!

See this Annie Sloan Chalk painted piece in person...

Isn't she great?! She'll be on sale also! **UPDATE** She sold!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Advanced Techniques Workshop!

On March 4th, I will be offering an advanced techniques workshop. Don't miss out! Go to http://www.roundthecoop.com/ to register. You will be amazed by what you can do with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Let's create beautiful things.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Why I do what I do....

I received an e-mail from a complete stranger yesterday. I couldn't believe she took the time to send me such a nice message. After I read it, I was so moved. I then realized why I do what I do. Here is what she wrote:

"I just found your blog.  Love the painted vintage furniture!  I love your enthusiasm and sense of humor, they made me smile and put me in a good mood. Thanks!  I've been in a slump for a year or better and your site has given me inspiration to get busy.  I'm a junk collector and love vintage items. I have a few vintage pieces that I'd love to paint like you've shown, that's my goal. I''m going to check into this awesome brand of paint and hope I can find it out here in Kansas.  Thanks for the inspiration!!!"

I am so in awe by seeing what creativity can for your soul. I witness it all of the time from the people who attend my workshops. They come in with fear and uncertainty, and leave new found confidence and a huge amount of pride. It's truly amazing to watch. Do I have something to do with that? I sure hope so.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

You crack me up!

The new Annie Sloan Craqueleur is here! In my opinion, it's the BEST crackle system out there. It's a 2-part system, water based, and non-toxic. Just look what it can do:

I painted a raw piece of molding with one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey, applied Craqueleur, then sealed it in clear and dark wax. Faaaaaaabulous. Oh, and it's super easy to use!

Amazing stuff...

Now go create something beautiful!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Let them eat paint....

Wait... what?

We were holding out on releasing the delicious new color, Antoinette, until Annie's tour, but no, it will be in stores this week! And to make the deal even sweeter, for every quart sold, one dollar will be donated to breast cancer research!

You know you want it.

Now go create beautiful things, even if nobody cares!