New Video Tutorial on Colorways @ LeslieStocker.com
August 30, 2014
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Today on Colorways at LeslieStocker.com see how I painted this cute little vintage pine chair using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.
And while you are there, don't forget to sign up to win the fabulous vintage mirror in my Launch Giveaway. You still have time, but the contest closes Sunday at midnight. Winner will be announced on Labor Day!
August 28, 2014
August 26, 2014
This is the before. For a new post and to see how I painted this vintage chest of drawers, head over to
August 25, 2014
August 21, 2014
New Post on Colorways @ LeslieStocker.com. Head over to see who inspired this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® color palette.
To see another finish inspired by Restoration Hardware see my post, , and
August 19, 2014
Ways to add color in the garden. See how on today's post @ lesliestocker.com
I love to use Chalk Paint on outdoor projects. To see other ways to use Chalk Paint outside see my posts: , , and
August 18, 2014
August 17, 2014
If you love anything Rococo, you will want to see these posts you may have missed. Rococo Chest, Past Perfect, and Scandinavian Pink
August 16, 2014
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August 12, 2014
New post today on Colorways at lesliestocker.com . See how to get this look with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®
For more consoles and sideboards see my posts Country Sideboard, Country Console, and At Your Service
August 10, 2014
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August 7, 2014
Years ago I came across a Louis Vuitton trunk for sale in an antique store in Versailles, Kentucky. Even though I knew it was a once in a lifetime, great find, it was still way over my budget and I went home without it. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to collect a few treasured pieces of Louis Vuitton although nothing as wonderful as that trunk. I marvel at the design and craftsmanship that go into all of their pieces, truly works of art.
My post today is inspired by Louis Vuitton and the colors of his signature collection. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Arles, part of the Indian Inlay Stencil from Cutting Edge, I painted a repeating, and alternating geometric pattern on this dark oak cabinet. I love how the color and pattern highlight and contrast the traditional style and dark wood. A simple technique with very pleasing results.
August 5, 2014
Inspiration today comes from This Old House and Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Benjamin Moore's Sweet Pea(base coat) and Autumn Purple(top coat) is layered over crackle medium to create a rich patina on this vintage kitchen island. If you prefer to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® you will need to do a little custom color mixing first. Using equal parts of English Yellow and Antibes Green mixed together will create a custom lime green similar to BM Sweet Pea and used as the base coat. After it dries paint a layer of crackle medium carefully following directions on the label( there are several brands available). To make a Chalk Paint custom color purple for the top coat mix equal parts of Emperor's Silk and Napoleonic Blue. Painting this deep purple over the crackle medium allows fine cracks to develop, and the lime green base color to peek through. A great way to add a time-worn look to any piece of painted furniture.
August 4, 2014
With rare exceptions, all my projects are solo endeavors. My husband and two oldest sons have full time careers in fields unrelated to furniture, painting and color. My youngest son also spends much of the year away at college, and even when home in the summer, has a busy schedule. So when he offered to help me with some furniture, I happily accepted.
Having no experience with painting, I think he was surprised when he found himself with a paint brush in his hand and choosing the colors from the cans of Chalk Paint for this table. He chose Old White for the top and Antibes Green for the skirt and legs. Using the same brush, he went directly from the Old White to the Antibes Green which ended up giving the legs and skirt a soft layered look. Wow. Pretty amazing for a first timer (admittedly, I'm biased).
So.. what do you think? Would you give it a thumbs up?