Who would have thought that a 9 x 12 space, I called "the room" could have held so much stuff. UGH. Oh well, I moved everything out of that room and into a wonderful "the big room" which overlooks a golf course 9th tee box, and has lots of windows and three door ways.
|serene view and oh how I love the green and flowers in this HOT climate|
I showed you a photo of the beginning.....well now I'll show you the wall ALMOST done...I still have to move stuff out of the way and to a place it belongs...but you can see the "happenings" taking place. Now note, I am not going for a French look. As much as I love all the beautiful soft colors our Chalk Paint offers, I have decided to go the bold, primary colors because I want to STIMULATE my workshop participants and I want to be STIMULATED myself when I walk into my "room" with a
cup of coffee, turn on the music and get to be creative all by myself.
|the "in between"....not finished yet....Arles and Aubusson Blue|
Note the sweet little re fridge......cute don't you think? It is stocked with necessary beverage, lots of water and just a weeeee bit of the law/rule of
California workshops, champagne. Annie learned this law quite quickly when she was here in March and a special bottle is waiting for her return.
|I love it!|
One other thing I want to show you is my most prize possession in "the big room"....my work table.....I covered it with brown paper but I tried to get up
under it to show you the 5" butcher block and steel frame. This table came out
of a real butcher shop in Ramona and on both sides of the table there are two
indentures where the butchers did their thing...chop, chop, cut, cut.
|Don't you just love it......and notice my two sweet French bar stools for me to sit on and just dream|
Ok...enough of my "the big room" in progress...more to come and hopefully be finished over the weekend.
While I'm getting things organized painting goes on...take a look at these
chairs in progress.....
|in the beginning.....|
|In the MIDDLE.....Chateau Grey.....the fabric has to go!|
Kim from Truly Tattered in Tustin and Debbie Cooper, 'roundthecoop' and an Annie Sloan Mini-stockist joined in for some "play with product" and an afternoon of fun.
|Provence on the outside....Henrietta on the inside|
|It turned out sweet and weathered|
|California....wine rack by Debbie|
One more thing I want to show you done with Chalk Paint....it sticks to almost everything....have you heard that before....how about, no stripping, sanding or priming? Well it's TRUE.
|Scandinavian pink shadow box in progress......a ugly old brass lamp marbled in Scan. Pink and of course a two toned cabinet in Old White and Duck Egg Blue....fun, fun, fun.|
So as you see.....work a little organizing a new work room....paint alot and still have people wanting to learn and create. I love it.
Now I said in my Title that the 25th follower that makes a comment gets a prize. I love hearing from you and as a California Stockistfor Annie Sloan Chalk Paints I will give you a Chalk Paint Kit, which includes, three cans of paint, a book, a wax brush and two tins of wax.
Let the comments begin. I'm going to offer something free every week so start sending me your comments and photos you have of projects you have done.
Not only have I been working on my move....I have been shipping lots of paint and answering tons of phone calls. I've also been getting ready for workshops, one on the 11th at Melanie Royals Studio in Chula Vista with Mini-stockist Kari Saupstad, and another workshop on the 17th at Urban Barn in Escondido and later that evening a work shop in Tustin, "girls night out" with Mini-stockist Debbie Cooper. WaaHooo.
My next post I am going to post my Summer schedule and I hope some of you can come join in all the "paint that is going to be flying". I also want to encourage everyone that can, to come join us in September for a UK trip to visit 2nd hand shops, antique shops, Annie Sloan and a huge flea market. We still have a few
open spaces. Again...next post I will post all activities, destination Chalk Paint Workshops, events, workshops local and with Mini-Stockists in Southern California.
I welcome today, Andrea Young, our newest Mini-Stockist from Riverside. You go girl!
I'm going to say farewell for now.....I'll be counting to 25.....and I'll be back with the winner and calendar of Chalk Paint "happenings" in Southern California...ok, in Northern California too and Washington State too.
|Arf, arf from Amos and Gus too as they watch me get organized outside my workroom door.|