Friday, July 22, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paints arrive in Switzerland!! Oh Yeah...

I have finally received my shipment of Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, that = to 440 pounds!!! I'll be Annie's new stock lister here in Switzerland.  Needless to say that I will be painting and painting and painting some more during the next few weeks. Perfect timing because my daughters leave tomorrow on their 3 week vacation!!!  I will take pics of my atelier that is jammed packed with some "oldies but goodies"!!

a demain, until tomorrow...


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "befores"

      My little treasures "before"...

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This long french farm table has a checkerboard pattern created byusing three colors, Graphite, Paris Grey and Country Grey all painted on a base of Paris Grey.  These colors are from the exclusive Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.  Need to finish the edge and then wax!  Then off to the shop to be displayed!

More with Annie Sloan Paints!!

This curvy table has been given some well needed attention by using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Duck Egg Blue with Old Violet and Country Grey were used.  For that finishing touch, always wax.  Annie Sloan has the best paste wax!!

Annie Sloan Paints again!

This cute country pine desk was saved from sadness by coating it with Annie Sloan's Paint in Provence.  Followed by some of her great wax!

Painting with Annie Sloan Paints!!!

This gorgeous small bookcase was created
using Annie Sloan Paints!! The interior is Antoinette mixed with some Hortensia.
The outer part was a distressing technique using various colors, Graphite, Old Violet, Louis Blue, Old Ochre,Cream, and a touch of Old Linen.  Finished with her excellent clear wax!!

Best paint ever!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Opening Day of Nid de Reves!!!!!

May 2, 2011
At long last, my Nid de Reves, inaugural was on Monday night.  It was a huge success!! A fun filled and rewarding evening showing off my hard work..beautifully painted antique furniture.  I decided that I would  also sell antique objects like lamps, pottery, old window frames,etc. 

Made my first sell from my shop and the customer was pleased with her new purchase!  Still in the red, so let's stay optimistic: ))

Haven't worked out the store hours but I'm thinking afternoons only and rendez-vous..we'll play it by ear..anyhoo, I'm living right next door!!

Sitting in my shop blogging and smiling from ear to ear!!

a bientot