What’s not to love about a great combination of the lovely purple and yellow hues for fall? We want to share the simple yet stunning Chalk Paint™ decorative paint color, Paloma by Annie Sloan, often overlooked and understated! When paired with the color Cream (the photo below is a bit on the bright side), it’s a marrying of the senses and fresh fall FUN…
A little sanding, clear wax by Annie Sloan and sweet little girl’s initial, per our customer’s request, and voila!!! Paloma pairs great with Pure white too!
Looking for a place to buy Chalk Paint™ decorative paints for yourself? Check out Annie Sloan Unfolded for the nearest stockiest to you!!!
Find us painting at Total Bliss most days… please visit if your near NC!!!
When we saw this stencil on the floor at Barb Skivington’s, we knew we had to try a SMALLER version! The combination of Graphite and Old White Chalk Paint™ decorative paint is a classic from the word go! The great reveal of this piece shows that Chalk Paint isn’t just for distressing. This was a simple color combo from Annie Sloan, stunning stencils from Royal Design Studio and a whole lotta love from Hueology.
This cherry desk was originally slotted to go in our lovely spot at Total Bliss in Summerfield, NC (where we bought the stunning stencil). It never made it out of the garage at MJ’s… let’s just say a “passer byer”saw it, loved it & bought it. What more can we say.
Trish was just happy to grab a few pictures before we had to see it go…aren’t you glad we did? Now to find another great find to do it all over again!!!
Some days We just see in Chalk Paint™ decorative paint colors…LOL! We are inspired in all things, new & old. This post is about the color French Linen by Annie Sloan. Why do we love this color? It’s the perfect neutral from nature’s natural weathered look. Grey in any shade is also the hottest color on the market… that mother nature is so smart (Annie must have a direct line to her!!!).
Yes, the can has been opened and “loved”. It’s ok to be a bit on the messy sides… as a matter of fact, we would worry if all your cans were clean with no drips or spills! The real question is, why does Trish take pictures of the drippy cans…he he he!
This weathered wood, even though NOT painted, is beautiful in itself. You can achieve this look in several ways, from washes, bleaches, or simply digging through old piles of wood that are naturally aged! The piece below came off of a pile from the gun range on Trish’s property, Shane’s Sporting Clays. You can even see the shot pieces left from years ago…How cool is that? (Pictures to come soon of the table made from this same piece of wood.)
And finally, the end of the can. There is a sense of gratification when you get to the bottom! The hard part is when you are in the middle of a project and have to run to the store to grab another can… or 10!!!
We are sharing a little project from last year, but decided it was a great time to honor our troops and praise them for our freedom!!! This was a fun time to bring together the perfect color combo for the good ol’ U.S.A.!!!
All this takes is a few pieces of scrap wood, a friend with great ideas, wood cutting tools. and of course Chalk Paint™ decorative paint to finish it off with grace! Thanks Janelle at Sodderbug for your help… and my little one who couldn’t wait to grab a power tool and drill away, Thanks Grant!!!
We at Hueology are thankful for our freedoms from this who have served. We can make things we choose and share time with our friends and families from their sacrifices for our county.
Here are the Chalk Paint™ colors we used in this simple & fun flag project:
Just finding photos from an afternoon project on my phone and trying the blog app…
Found these cool old trays at a “picker’s” house. I love them without paint, BUT that didn’t last long…
I grabbed a few colors of Chalk Paint™ on hand and a brush…
And maybe a stencil or two…
Don’t you LOVE? Want to buy a couple dozen for your shop or one for you cute little cottge? Send us a message and we’ll price them for you!!! Here’s a couple more, we have all the Annie Sloan colors to choose from!!!
Some days it’s just nice to have a friend to paint with. We had fun doing this demo at Splurges Boutique in Greensboro, NC. It was nothing super fancy, just a little Chalk Paint™ decorative paint, distressing and wax (sorry for no “before” photo).
We tried out the new color, Florence by Annie Sloan…YUM!!! This color is like that lively fun friend you always like to hang with, goes most anywhere, and can count on in time of need for cheering up. Annie has her own beautiful descriptions of her colors on her site, make sure to stop by for a visit!!!
In the end, we had a GREAT time with friends…good food for the soul!!
What do you like to do with friends? Paint, giggle, paint, shop, paint, eat, paint, laze around at the beach…did we mention PAINT?
We thought this title might catch your attention!!! YES,we read ALL three books, NO we are not going to discuss them (or continue dreaming of Christian Grey). When a friend of our Janelle, from Sodderbug called and wanted to make a trip to Ikea to grab some rugs to paint, of course we clamored at the chance for a road trip!
These rugs are NOT our unique or new idea and you can google to find them all over the blogesphere for fancy ideas and tutorials! Trish was a “naughty girl” and started while MJ was sunning on the beaches of our beautiful coastal Carolinas (spankings to come later… JUST KIDDING). It only means another FUN road trip and paintings with friends to come when she gets back!!!
ERSLEV Cotton Rug from Ikea (this one is a 4×6 and cost $39)
Step 1: Measure and start taping any design you choose! We went simple for trial rug # 1. The possibilities are endless!!! Make sure to get your tape down good as to avoid bleeding. We love Frog brand tape as it really holds to the fabric well.
Step 2: Grab your roller, paint tray and go for it! We found the rug really soaks up the paint, so don’t be afraid to load your roller heavy. Be careful to not cross your lines. Trish started her rug (in mind) to make wide alternating stripes… only to have a few too many “dips & spills”. In the end, she had to paint it all and leave the skinny tape lines unpainted.
Step 3: Spray Scotch Guard if you choose to make for easier clean up.
Tadaa there you have it folks, “50 Shades of Annie Sloan Grey”!!! Okay, maybe it turned out to be only 5 shades, but the # 50 sounds so much better, agree? Maybe you should read the book and see for yourself. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, it’s a bit NAUGHTY… The entire project took about 3 hours.
The photos above are all painted with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. We used less than a can. Janelle from Sodderbug used paint from Sherwin William’s (she had left over from another project in her house). It worked great as well. We here at Hueology just love the shades by Annie and feel a bit less “naughty” knowing they will remain a lasting beauty on this fabric!
So… What are your “50 Shades”?
Keep it clean ladies!!!
MJ is a blue/grey girl, Trish is a green/brown girl or shall we say…
What do we have that’s so incredibly unique and special? 1. An Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™apron 2. One quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ (color of your choice) 3. A personally signed copy, by Annie Sloan herself, of The 50 techniques…
Want to know how you can, not only HELP, but WIN a ONE-OF-A-KIND prize from Annie Sloan? Can you believe how her signature is so artful and BEAUTIFUL?!?! Annie was so kind to do this at the book signing in Leesburg, VA. THANKS ANNIE!!!
Are you local? 1. Yes? Then come by Total Bliss in Summerfield and drop your name in the jar. 2. No? Then purchase ALL the tickets your little heart desires by emailing Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org. (shipping NOT included) She will take your info and get you entered!!!
Shane, Grant, Trish & Drake Naylor
Are you wanting to help more? Then, you can blog, Facebook and/or Twitter about it by copying any and ALL the info you read here. PLEASE link back to us so other can know the personal connection to the DNI!
For more info on donating, volunteering or being a part of our event (don’t forget, we have a GREAT silent auction), PLEASE email us at email@example.com
When we went to Leesburg, VA to work with the Annie Sloan® North American Tour, we were so excited to see venues of other Annie Sloan Retail Partners!!! We love to see what others do with layers, texture and styles all their own! Thinking there would be plenty of photos floating on blogs of these amazing vignettes in all their glory, we wanted to show you from our pint of view…
What’s not to LOVE? There was so much talent in Leesburg! The hardest part was getting enough photos to come home and not forget the color combos and ideas. If only there was enough time to do so…Yea right! AT this point, we would like to say a BIG FAT SORRY for the “unknown” photos we took and can’t link to! We did our best to take some pictures of each rightful owner, but didn’t exactly accomplish that. Soooooo, if you see a photo that is your painted piece and is labeled “unknown”, PLEASE leave a comment below with a link to yourself for our readers to see!!! Again, we apologize and mean no malicious harm!!!
Can’t you just feel the love in each painted piece of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® love? We touched each and every one of these gorgeous finds (they are lucky we didn’t start smelling and tasting, lol!). It was a real showcase of the south’s most talented Annie Sloaners. There was no way to choose a favorite…
Aren’t you inspired to do MORE with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®?!?!? We know our photos have not been edited or watermarked. We hope all the photos are linked to their rightful owners. We also know that not ALL the fabulous pieces were shared here, sorry if we missed you!!! It’s not that we didn’t LOVE you the same, there was just so much an A.D.D. adult can do with the inspiration overload.