As you #stayhome safe and healthy, allow your imagination to run wild - with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

We are sharing a few Chalk Paint® DIY projects that are perfect for everyone - ages 3 to 99! Each of these makes for a fun activity with the kids, a weekend family bonding project or a relaxing creative outlet just for you. 

We hope you enjoy the read and that you try your hand at some of these projects in the coming weeks. 

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PAINT-A-POT

We love painting pots - fun, easy and so satisfying! A few strokes of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® will brighten up your garden or balcony. The best part is that you can paint any kind of pot - the tacky plastic kind, ceramic, terracotta, marble, clay... Chalk Paint® sticks to most surfaces with no additional prep work needed!

Our tip - to prevent colour from fading, seal Chalk Paint® with Annie Sloan Lacquer - its water resistant and formulated with UV protection, comes in gloss and matt finishes. 

What You’ll Need 

    How-To

    1. Apply two coats of the base colour, giving half an hour drying time between each coat
    2. Create a design of your choice, either freehand or with masking tape
    3. Rinse flat brush thoroughly, until water runs clear
    4. Apply lacquer with clean flat brush
    5. Let it dry for 24 hours, place your plant in the pot and done!

    If you'd like to try a bit more of an advanced finish, grab the Annie Sloan Detail Brushes Set and try your hand at a faux inlay pattern.

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    WAVE HELLO TO OUR NEWEST COLLAB!

     

    Big Blue Company & Big Blue Trunk have collaborated to bring you a fun DIY project that'll almost make you feel like you're on the beach...

    Inspired by the treasures of the sea, Big Blue Company designs and produces a range of 100% 'ingenuine' resin stone giant clams, corals and shells using a combination of 3D printing technology, an underwater camera and a healthy dose of tenacity. 

    Add into the mix a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® from Big Blue Trunk and ta-da - create a beautiful decorative piece for your home! 

    To achieve best results, we recommend using the Annie Sloan  Pure Bristle Brush which will ensure even paint coverage (even in hard-to-reach crevices!) and produce a beautiful conversation piece that reminds all that nature will heal in due time if we care for her.

    What You’ll Need 

    How-To

    1. Apply two coats of Chalk Paint with half an hour drying time between each coat
    2. Allow to dry for a few hours before displaying your masterpiece

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    “MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…”

    “Who’s the fairest one of all?”

    After a Chalk Paint® makeover, don’t be surprised if it’s the mirror itself!

    Since so many of you have been asking about the multi-blue hued piece in our Cluny Court store, we thought we'll show you how to create your own. 

    What You’ll Need

    How-To

      1. Select a base colour and apply two coats of paint, allowing half an hour drying time between each coat 
      2. Once the base coats have dried, lightly dip your brush in a second colour, wipe off excess on a paper towel and then use quick light strokes to dry brush the paint all over the frame (make sure your brush is dry and doesn't have too much paint on it)
      3. Repeat the same process with the other colours, to achieve a layered soft finish
      4. Seal the paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Wax

    Tips

    • For best results, choose colours from the same family or complementary colours, e.g. blues and yellows

    We'll share 3 DIY projects each week until the end of May. We hope you try some of these - nothing like some painting to brighten up your days!

     

     

    May 09, 2020 — Deepti Chadda

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