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Annie Sloan  My life & things I love. Painter, writer, creator of @chalkpaint® 27 yrs ago and paint pioneer, supplying/supporting indie shops globally. #AnnieSloan

G is for…Greece! From rural France to the Southern coast of Greece - and what a holiday itinerary that would be! Today we’re admiring Christina Spyropoulou’s shop, Artion Project @artion.project
Christina has been a stockist for two years and I love her painting style. She favours large, bold pieces and her goal as a stockist is to create a space where people have the opportunity to develop their creativity, get inspired, and leave ready to go create new things with the paint!
Have a look through the gallery and let me know what you think in the comments below – and if you’re lucky enough to be in the area then why not attend one of Christina’s popular weekly seminars or visit one of the local coastal restaurants, bars or coffee shops which she’s helped renovate and design? #anniesloan #furniturepaint #anniesloangreece #anniesloanstockist #greekinteriordesign

You often see this look in old Swedish country homes. I decided to recreate it here with just three Chalk Paint® colours, Aubusson Blue, Scandinavian Pink and Cream. The technique I used is one I have gone back to again and again over the years: frottage. Check out the Inspiration section of my website for more photos and step-by-step instructions. #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan

I really enjoy the work that Chloe from @MaisiesHouse creates; she has established her own style using my Chalk Paint® and is always creating new and exciting pieces.
For these nest tables, Chloe used a wash of Chalk Paint® in Pure on the top. For the body and she added a hint of Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg Blue to Pure to create her own colour. Chloe sealed her work with lacquer. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #FurnitureDesign #ColourMixing #GeometricDesign #Upcycling

There are purists who will recoil in horror at the very suggestion of painting marble, but it’s one of the questions I hear most frequently. If you want to paint your marble furniture, then of course you should! Just be sure to watch this video first so that you only need to do it once.

https://www.anniesloan.com/techniques/how-to-paint-on-marble-with-chalk-paint

I LOVE what My Painter in Residence, the talented Hester Van Overbeek has done with this table. A great example of listening to a piece and working with its attributes; in its folded down form this Formica table is a Matisse-inspired dream perfect for grown up breakfasts. When unfolded it becomes a games table complete with backgammon board and Snakes & Ladders for the children.
Hester painted the whole table in Original for a neutral, fresh base. She then used the Detail Brushes to create abstract figures on the central section of the table. Chalk Paint ® in Duck Egg Blue, Henrietta, Emile, Florence, Barcelona Orange, Scandinavian Pink and Arles suit the playful style Hester wanted to achieve.
A dinner party table with built in after-party entertainment! Have you ever seen anything like it? @byhestergrams #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint

Marble topped tables can create an elegant statement in a room, however not everyone can afford them – but you can learn to fake that finish using my paint! .
Here’s a stunning example from my former Painter in Residence Jonathon Marc Mendes @jonathonmarcmendes_paintedlove. Jonathon created the marble look using Chalk Paint® in Old White and Graphite, which looks gorgeous next to the Louis Blue that he chose for the body of the piece.
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To see a step-by-step to creating a faux marble look, pick up a copy of my book ‘Colour Recipes for Painted furniture’. #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan

***WIN!*** In collaboration with Smeg, I'm giving away either a Smeg Kettle or a 2 Slice Toaster, in a colour of your choice! @smeg_uk
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Instantly recognisable domestic appliances with inimitable, Italian, ooh la la! Combining covetable, curvy, quirky design with industry-leading quality, Smeg is the Sofia Loren of kitchen apparatus.
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To enter, simply like this post and click the link in my bio.
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*UK residents only. Prize will be a choice of either Smeg KLF03 Kettle or a Smeg TSF01 2 Slice Toaster in a colour of your choice, both worth £119.95! For more information read our Terms and Conditions. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #Smeg #Win #Competition

As Chelsea Flower Show started today in the UK it seemed fitting to share something floral!
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Former Painter in Residence Jelana, a.k.a @poppyseedcreativeliving painted the desk with Chalk Paint® in Graphite and then added the vintage flower print to one side of drawers using my Image Medium.
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To darken the Graphite, Jelena finished the desk with a mix of Clear and Black Chalk Paint® Wax. Are you getting green fingered with your painting this week? #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan #ChelseaFlowerShow #Chelsea

This week I’m celebrating the humble table. The centre of everyday domestic theatre, where families come together. So, please let’s see your finest examples of just how beautiful our four-legged friends can look once they’ve been given the Annie Sloan treatment.
My favourite entry will win a tin of Chalk Paint in Olive; a beautiful, warm Mediterranean shade of green. This traditional green is found in fine classically painted furniture, as well as rustic country pieces. It’s also a nod to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, one of my absolute favourite annual events, taking place this week!

To enter this competition, post a picture of a table you’ve transformed with Chalk Paint®, and tag #winanniesloan so that I can see. I’ll choose my winner on Monday May 28th. Competition open globally. #ChalkPaint #AnnieSloan #ChelseaFlowerShow.

From dining room tables to bedside tables, and everything in-between, this week I’m celebrating tables – and I hope to inspire each and everyone of you with some wonderful ways to transform this everyday piece of furniture into a beautiful statement in the home!
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I spend most of my time at home in my kitchen and dining room; eating breakfast and dinner, socialising with the family and reading the newspaper. So I love a bright and sunny room, where I can relax. With a lovely big table, big enough for my growing family to sit around.
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This oak farmhouse table is perfect for it. I painted the legs with Chalk Paint® in Antibes Green and brought out all that gorgeous texture with my Dark Chalk Paint® Wax. I simply added a wash of Chalk Paint® in Old White to the table top and finished with Clear Chalk Paint Chalk Paint Wax. #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint

Best of the Rest from our wedding-themed competition. Thank you to all who joined in and shared their creativity this week. Tell me what you think in the comments and let us know if you've been inspired for your Big Day! @sfrench60 @woodandtwinesigns @chalkfullofcoffee @restyle_by_george @jessicalmcadams #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #Wedding #RoyalWedding

My wedding-themed competition this week had some gorgeous entries and I especially loved this witty, romantic styling by @isa.laboss. Isabelle has perfectly demonstrated how traditional Old White can be accented with bolder shades, such as Scandinavian Pink, for a wedding aesthetic that’s as individual as you are! The clever seating plan on a repurposed window pane is my favourite idea - what about yours? #anniesloan #chalkpaint #weddinginspiration #upcycling

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