Florence over Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

I saw this photo in a magazine and completely fell in love with the color combination. I know I wrote a post about this in the past, for the life of me- I cannot find it on my website. And since I just a call from a local customer asking about it- I thought I would repost it quickly!

What makes this piece so pretty is the color combination. First, the piece was painted in Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

After one or two solid coats of the Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan , I would recommend applying an application of Annie’s Clear Chalk Paint Wax. You want to put the wax on and then, immediately remove the excess. I like to use a wax brush and feel that it gives you a better application, but if you are on a budget or plan on only doing one project, use some Scott Shop Towels or lint free rags instead.

After you have applied the wax, I would wait till the following day and apply a coat (or two) of Florence Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Florence is a beautiful color! According to Annie, Florence was ” inspired by the colors of the copper green mineral and semi-precious stone, malachite, and from the same family of stones as azurite and turquoise. In the 17th and 18th century it was used as a color made with verdigris but as it is a very fugitive color turning black with time so we are not aware of how it was used on woodwork in many houses. It is a classical color found in classical Italian furniture.”


After you have one or two thorough coats of the Florence Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan then take a lightly moisten wash cloth or baby wipe and squeeze to remove ALL EXCESS moisture! You do not want any water dripping down your piece. Use the moisten towel like you would sandpaper. Gently rub the surface in the direction you want to “distress.” Keep in mind, distressing is usually heaviest in the corner and lighter as you move away. Below is a close up of a buffet that I did this technique on.

Once you have it looking the way you want, then- seal it again using a coat or two of Annie’s Clear Chalk Paint Wax.

I hope you give this combination a try. It is really pretty when you have detail to show off.

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First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady® to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.   This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them. The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  Get inspired by their shop that they lovingly curated – just for you!   Enjoy that one on one experience!   But for those who are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you. We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!   SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY® CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST: *  We love our customers and it shows!*  Ordering online?  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.   We ship orders out every since week day all over the US.  (THIS IS DIFFERENT than SAME DAY DELIVERY. We do not offer that)*  We offer low flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same.*  We have awesome follow up customer service, too!*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95 SHOP ON LINE HERE  : )  And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project!  And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!  Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady®.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=> http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XOTrish

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Creating a Darker Navy with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan says, “Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan is inspired by the ultramarine and cobalt blue pigments used for decorative work in everything from neoclassical interiors through to modern 20th century decoration.”


I feel it is a cone flower blue….almost with hints of Periwinkle to it!  I recall when we described it as a deep true blue that is the color of fresh picked blueberries- perfect for creating the Union Jack flag!

By itself as is, it is not navy that is all the rage to do your cabinetry in. So, we played around with a few recipes mixing Graphite Chalk Paint® into it, and that did the trick!
Graphite Chalk Paint® is a warm black and works perfectly..

One option to create a navy, is to mix 4 parts of Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® to 1 part Graphite Chalk Paint® . (colors noted for this recipe are from litre packaging)

When we say “part” we are referring to any unit of measure you require. So, you can mix eye drops, tablespoons, cups or quarts – just keep it consistent. . (colors are from litre packaging) When we say “part” we are referring to any unit of measure you require. So, you can mix eye drops, tablespoons, cups or quarts – just keep it consistent.

Another option for a darker navy, is to mix 2 parts of Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® to 1 part Graphite Chalk Paint® . (colors noted for this recipe are from litre packaging)

BIODEGRADABLE PEANUTS in your packages

The Purple Painted Lady is very excited to share that all packages we send you will now contain biodegradable peanuts. The peanuts are made of starch and will decompose in water leaving no toxic waste. They are FDA compliant, static free organic starch.

We really try our best to carefully pack any item that is ordered online but want to do our part with helping this beautiful planet we live on. It is the least we can do for our earth and all who currently live here and for all future generations. With that said, please reuse or recycle your cardboard boxes.

Thank you for being part of our tribe!

XO~ Trish
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Painting a Slate Foyer using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

Another Tile Floor Transformation with Chalk Paint®

Posted on 09/26/2017 by Tricia

This is spectacular!   One of our customers, Laura Guncheon really disliked the colors in her entrance. I mean, REALLY disliked. Between the floor and the hunter green doors and trim…she wanted a change. So, The Purple Painted Lady was able to step her through the process and she is so proud of the transformation that we just had to share it!

Laura first cleaned her floor really, really well and then followed up with an additional rinse of fresh water to ensure there was not any soap residue left behind, or any dirt. Cleaner repel paint and not allow it to adhere to properly. The same goes for dirt. This is a boring step, I know! But do it well and take your time! Then, allow the floor to dry thoroughly (including the grout) before painting.

MATERIALS USED:

Graphite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan’s Lacquer

Annie Sloan’s 2 inch Flat Paint Brush

Once the floor and doors were clean and dry, she began to use the 
Graphite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to cover the orange and grey slate tiles.

Graphite packaged in a litre container (starting in 2019) is a soft black. I feel much more of a black than the Graphite that was once packaged in a quart container (pre Jan 2019.) I understand that this may be confusing so please call us with any questions you have on colors!

The image below is Laura’s Hunter “before” photo showing the Hunter green painted trim and doors that she was not a fan of.

First Laura painted the grout lines with Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. However, she realized once she began that she would not be happy unless they were the same size and decided it was more effort than it was worth to her. So, then she went directly to rolling on two coats of the Graphite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, and then followed up using Annie Sloan’s Lacquer.   Keep in mind, that Lacquer does not like to be handled like paint! It is super important that you read the instructions we include and follow them to the “T” otherwise, you may have problems. Click Here for important information about using Lacquer since it does NOT behave like paint. It is critical you read and follow the instructions we provide!!!!

If you are looking to purchase Annie Sloan products- we are here to help you!  Both on-line OR at one of our four locations in NY!

BUY PRODUCT FROM …..THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY®:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady® to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.   This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them. The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  Get inspired by their shop that they lovingly curated – just for you!   Enjoy that one on one experience!   But for those who are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you. We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!   SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY® CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST: *  We love our customers and it shows!*  Ordering online?  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.   We ship orders out every since week day all over the US.  (THIS IS DIFFERENT than SAME DAY DELIVERY. We do not offer that)*  We offer low flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same.*  We have awesome follow up customer service, too!*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95 SHOP ON LINE HERE  : )  And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project!  And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!  Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady®.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=> http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XOTrish

The Purple Painted Lady® ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

Svenska Blue Chalk Paint® and IOD Transfers

We adore this little wine cabinet that our customer, Leanne, refinished using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in the color Svenska Blue. She also added Transfers by Iron Orchid Designs to give the piece a little something extra!

We always start by cleaning a piece of furniture with either Odorless Mineral Spirits or Krud Kutter! Then, we will do a fresh water rinse to remove any left over chemicals from the cleaners. Sometimes…you can get away with just one coat of Chalk Paint®, but we typically recommend 2 coats to achieve full coverage.

Next, I would apply the IOD Transfer. Leanne chose to use the transfer called Wild Flower Botanical. You can view our post HERE which gives step-by-step instructions on how to apply transfers. After that application, I would distress – I will even distress the transfer very lightly sometimes! Not everything is set in stone….some people may prefer to distress prior to applying their transfer – that part is up to your discretion!

Last, would be the topcoat application. Personally, I LOVE Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Wax as a topcoat. Clear Wax gives such a nice, smooth finish….and I also like the fact that you are able to get a higher sheen by buffing if that is what you prefer! We actually have a video on how to apply Clear Wax HERE. Some people may prefer to use a brush on topcoat (like Clear Topcoat Sealer) over a piece they have applied a transfer to because they feel it is delicate, which is TOTALLY fine…but you can absolutely use Clear Wax without damaging your transfers!

TIPS FROM LEANNE:

Leanne shared with us that when it comes to transfers….patience is key! Gather all of your information first – watch videos, read instructions, and get inspired! Leanne prefers to use a brush-on topcoat over her transfer, but like I mentioned before…wax is great, too!