Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Saturday 15th November Workshop

Before Chalk Paint 


After
Painted In Greek Blue with Pure white dry brushes. 

Before 

After
Painted In English Yellow


Before 



After painted Pure White 


Before

After Painted Provence


Before



After painted in Graphite, Pure White & Paris Grey 

Before


After Painted in Louis Blue 


Before 


After Painted in Pure White 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Painting Fabric (Velvet) With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Chair Before 



It's hard to believe this is the same chair. 
I love velvet but the green wasn't working for me so I decided to paint the entire chair including the velvet in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I have painted over leather, vinyl and cotton before with Chalk Paint but this was my first time painting velvet.
To start with I gave the chair a water down with a squirt sprayer. The chair needs to be quite wet to start with. 
Then I painted on one generous coat of Louis Blue Chalk Paint. I had a bowl of water beside me at all times and dipped my brush from the paint into the water each time as this way the paint gets into the velvet a lot easier and covers well. I then let the piece dry over night before doing the second coat. It was overcast and rainy the day I did this but yesterday when the sun was shining I did my second coat then put the chair outside to dry in the sun. Overall I did about three coats to the velvet watering down each coat as I went. 
I used almost one tin of paint for this project. So painting over velvet you will use a fair bit of paint as apposed to painting over vinyl or leather where you will hardly use any paint at all. 
The plusher the pile the more paint you will use. 
Thankfully it was just the one chair as I don't think I would be keen to paint a whole velvet lounge. 


Chair After


Once you have the coverage you need and the velvet was dry I sanded the chair all over with a fine grade sandpaper (220 grit) and clear waxed the entire piece. 
The timber frame I painted in pure white.
Amazing ha?
Now this chair is quite stunning and will make a nice display piece in the shop. 




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Monday, November 10, 2014

Advanced Workshop Held Saturday 8th November 2014



Images from the Advanced Creative Techniques Workshop held on Saturday. 
Learn how to transfer images onto timber using Annie Sloan Decoupage and Chalk Paint, plus more. 
Next Advanced Workshop will be Saturday 7th February. 
to book please email sandypalmer@bigpond.com or call 0408 276 762


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Advanced Creative Techniques Workshop Saturday 8th November




This New Workshop is now available at Paint Me White Mudgeeraba and the first one will kick off on Saturday 8th November. We will continue this Workshop in the New Year and will have confirmed dates available on here soon. 
This Workshop is for those that have completed the Annie Sloan Beginner's Workshop and are now looking to explore other Annie Sloan products. This is a two hour Workshop that will teach you how to use Decoupage, Craqueleur and transfer images successfully onto timber. This Mixed Media Workshop is loads of fun and allows you to get creative with a combination of techniques. 
No need to bring a thing just yourself. 
Workshop commences at 9.30am - 11.30am includes all materials and morning tea. 
Cost $85.
Email sandypalmer@bigpond.com or call Sandy for bookings 0408 276 762






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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Drawer Makeover


This morning I started working on these lovely shaped drawers. 
I wanted them to look quite french and almost a  Gustavian Style. So with the help of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint they have been transformed within a couple of hours (in between serving customers)
Painted the base in Country Grey dry bush and the top in Graphite with clear wax all over. 
Available at Paint Me White Mudgeeraba. 




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Friday, October 03, 2014

Workshop Before & Afters From Saturday 27th September

If your thinking about participating in our Beginner's Chalk Paint Workshop well here are a few examples of the pieces that are transformed each week by our Workshop attendees. 

Nest of two tables BEFORE


AFTER - painted in Old White & Louis Blue 


Chair - BEFORE


Chair - AFTER painted in Emperors Silk.


Cupboard - BEFORE


Cupboard - AFTER painted in Florence. 


Bedside - BEFORE


Bedside - AFTER painted in Provence. 


Round Table - BEFORE


Round Table - AFTER painted in Greek Blue.


Email here for Workshop inquiries. 
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