Monday, October 3, 2011

My New Love, Chalk Paint by Annie Solan!

On Saturday I went to a wonderful boutique called "An Affaire at the Barn" by Pikin' Chixs in Menifee, CA. What fun! I hope to be a vender there in February!  It was held in a beautiful huge old barn filled with talented crafters. 
Sharon did a wonderful job pulling this "Affarie" together! 
There is where I found my new love, Chalk Paint by Annie Solan! 
A darling So. CA Stockist Andrea Young of Chalk Paint showed me that I cannot live without it (she didn't say that)! She is my new best friend! YOU CAN BUY CHALK PAINT FROM HER. (click on Andrea's name).

I learned that you DO NOT have to prime or prepare, just clean your piece of furniture and start painting! My kind of thing, EASY! After you paint, you put Soft Wax on it, then buff it to a nice sheen. I am hooked.
 I bought this wall adornment at the Barn! 
It is made out of a old headboard. It is large and very heavy. It is 5 feet x 2 1/2 feet. It will go on my dining room wall. I will take a pic of it when hubby hangs it this week!
It is painted with Chalk Paint! :0
I love that it says FAMILY.
The Chalk Paint comes in so many beautiful colors! 
I have lots of plans for the house! LOL!
 Check out Miss Mustard Seed. She uses Chalk Paint in lots of her projects!
Have a wonderful week!


Kris said...

Oh how I wish I had known about this "affaire" as I was a fishing widow all weekend long! I could have zipped on down to Menifee in a heart beat. I have been SO wanting to try this paint! Where can I get some?

Claudia said...

I am dying to try some chalk paint. It's on my list of things to get soon. I'm going to use it on the mismatched furniture in our bedroom.


A Vintage Chic said...

Oh I need to find some of that glorious stuff! Just about to strip a 100-year-old pantry cupboard I got at a yard sale...that would be perfect!

Hope you're having a beautiful fall day, my friend!


Cindy said...

Your wall piece looks great! Love that color.

kpaints said...

Oh, I really must try this paint! Everyone is talking about it. Being a retired painting contractor, makes it hard not to prime everything...but I love not having to do that....come on chalk paint!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've seen such beautiful results with this paint! I can't wait to try it! ♥

SueBee said...

I'm hooked too!

NanaDiana said...

Maryjane- What a great piece. I have chalk paint but have not had time to paint yet..ugh...can't wait to try it~ xo Diana

The Scrappy Cottage said...

I have herd some great things about this paint. I look forward to seeing this hung up. Hope you have a blessed one...


I keep seeing Annie everywhere . . . can't wait to try it.


ShantyGirl said...

Once I found out about chalkpaint a few months ago I have been a goner, that is all I will use on my furniture now.......hope you stop by and see the post of my booth you can see all the annie sloan colors in my furniture! I love your piece with the headboard, my friend barb made me a headboard for a coatrack that is a post or two back on my blog as well, yours is amazing!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You and your blog provide me with the best, most creative ideas ever! Thank you for this one and all the ones I receive here...except the "buttermilk pie" recipe. That was not a good thing for me to receive here. I can't wait to try the recipe and yet, part of me thinks I should hide the recipe:)

Happy day!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

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Julie Harward said...

I think I am loving this chalk paint...the use of it is endless..very cool! :D

Anne Fannie said...

HI Maryjane,
I heard of the chalk paint but I haven't tired it yet.
I LOVE that headboard you bought! It will look great in your home!
Tell Don to hurry it up and put it up!! LOL
Hugs, Ann

debi said...

Oh, your wall plaque is gorgeous! I'm so inspired. I have an old headboard that we're not using and now I know just what to do with it. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a darling project! The chalk paint really highlights the gorgeous details:>)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I so want to try this paint. I have lots of projects that need painting.
Love what you bought.

corners of my life said...

Chalk paint is new to me. I look forward to checking it out.

Auntie Bliss said...

Awesome piece!
I have not tried the paint other than the black kind.

GardenofDaisies said...

I have not tried it yet myself, but keep hearing rave reviews from fellow bloggers! So I've been looking around my house for something I can paint! Maybe my daughter's bedroom furniture.

Kait said...

What a find! Love that piece! :) This is my first pregnancy so I am nervous so sure! lol I'll be thinking of your daughter too! Congrats again!

Celestial Charms said...

Chalk paint on wishlist...check!
Love it!

biendansapeau said...

That's a gorgeous look, very distressed French Provinciale.

Hope your enjoying Fall MJ!

Ali x

Sassy said...

can NOT wait to try that....OH MY!!!! I have been wanting to do my dining room set and have been a scaredy cat......I will check that out....thanks! And...I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new piece!

Boho Farm and Home said...

Oh my Maryjane! I love this...I have been thinking of painted the island for the new kitchen with chalk paint. What color did you use because I just love it!