Saturday, April 14

We're Thinking {PAINTED} furniture

Today we are planning a trip to pick up some paint.
Not just any paint...
This paint will be used for our projects, waiting here at the farm to be sold at the...Barn Store.
The paint we will be using for our projects which will look like many of these...will be...

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
{about Annie Sloan}
 Annie Sloan lives and works in Oxford, England with her husband David who runs the business with her. In 2000, She set up her shop in Oxford to showcase her chalk paint, run courses and offer interior design services. 

Painting with our paint should always be a pleasure. Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint to answer the need she had for a versatile paint that could be used in a variety of applications. This paint is very easy to work with and allows you to be creative as you want by avoiding the technicalities of preparation (sanding, priming, etc.). Chalk Paint adheres to almost any surface – wood, walls, metal, matte plastic, concrete, terra cotta and more. Because the paint is designed to mix intelligently and easily, you can create your own beautiful shades. It dries to a matte finish which can be left alone or sealed with Annie’s own clear soft wax. Easily antique any piece by applying dark wax to select areas and immediately wiping it off. The result is a beautiful Old World finish with the instant patina of history. 

Annie's paint is only available in Minnesota at: 

Denim Rose
{about Denim Rose} 
Denim Rose is a new {vintage} home and garden d├ęcor business located in historic Shakopee nestled in the Minnesota River Valley.  Their Style is {farm fabulous} featuring a similar design aesthetic to our decor, and the decor found in Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and the European inspiration of Ballard Design 
 You will find Denim Rose at and at various venues in the Twin Cities.
Our shop is currently the exclusive, Minnesota retailer, offering the fabulous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Order online or email us to schedule an appointment to stop by our private shop in Shakopee.

 Today we will be taking a little trip to Shokapee, to meet the owner of Denim Rose, Christina Kramer & purchase some paint.
We can't wait to share the colors we purchase, and some pictures from our trip...
A few more beautifully painted pieces of furniture using Anne Sloan Chalk Paint from some great blogs to check out for yourselves.
Marian, from Miss Mustard Seed shares so many great ideas, tips for decor & more. Last night for example, her expertise on adding a button for pinterest to your facebook pages was shared, via her  facebook page. She is an amazing photographer, check out her lovely shots on her blog! She is a designer and a teacher in the truest sense.  Read her blog posts to find out about anything from which camera to buy, to how to decorate a beautiful home for less.  Miss Mustard Seed's philosophy is simple, move mountains in your home, with hard work and a little help form blogs like ours.  
Good design can be created by anyone and it doesn't have to cost a fortune.  
Check out some amazing furniture, from an amazing lady, created with 
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
"Suzan from Simply Vitnageous refreshed and lightened this dresser using Old White and Paris Grey. You just can't go wrong with a combination like that...and add in her touches of silver and you've got a classic, upscale look!"
Shades of Amber is an Interior Design Blog that does a nice job explaining and sharing pieces of furniture & the how to's of Annie Sloan's Paint.
Check out this site for some great design blogs to join or ideas for your own projects.
{Find} something...
{Alter} it...
{RePurpose} items...
{Make} great painted furniture using Annie Sloan Paint! 
The Steflls


Megan Christine said...

I love all the Annie Sloan painted pieces I find in blog-land. Have fun picking colors! I have so many color crushes with those beauties :)

Jamie Steffl said...

I went with the basics & a beautiful blue. Can't wait to create some furniture for me and a bunch for my shop. Your recent pics are fabulous. Jealous of your skills "artsy" mama.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love this paint line. The colors are beautiful and it's really easy to work with. Can't wait to see some of your pieces.

Carmen said...

I love painting furniture too much. The above pieces are so beautifully made. I'm so inspired with above pieces. I got some old pieces and think to match with my existing furniture see here and hope to get great look as shown above. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

Muhammad Amjad said...

The colors are beautiful and it's really easy to work with..Hotel furniture...I love painting furniture too much.

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Ian T. Anstett said...

Beautiful pieces! I have heard so much about Annie Sloan chalk paint, it must be great!