Friday, July 15, 2011

Chair Contest is on.....

The photo's are starting to come in for the Chair Affair Contest. The date for entry has been extended til the 30th of July so there is still time to enter.
Send a before and after photo and have a chance to win 12 pots of paint. 1 each month for 12 months....what a wonderful prize. Your entry will be judged by "Gussied Up" in Los Alamos, CA. on August 2nd.

Photo 1 was submitted by Barbara from Oregon.....what a difference a pot of paint makes!


Photo 2, submitted from Deborah from Ottawah.  Three blah stools.....I love the creativity and just look at those sweet little boys that get to sit on them now and know just whose is whose!

Someone "out there" just asked me about Paris Grey and if I had any piece of furniture I could show them with it applied. Here is a sweet piece painted by
The Bella Bungalow for The Retreat Vintage Market. Paris Grey is a soothing and "sassy" color. Grey is a cooling color and a color that goes with almost any tone with the exception of most brown. I'm not saying it can't go with brown, but you have to have the right mixture of tones for it to not look dowdy.
Paris Grey and a simple stencil by Melaine Royals

A lot of activity will be happening today through next Thursday. Wild Women of the Wine Country is tomorrow and a great event to just let ones hair down. Monday I join three new Stockists, Alison from OR, Lynn from KS and Michelle from IL. for dinner and on Tuesday I will be certifying them to give Annie Sloan Workshops. I welcome these talented ladies and look forward to spending time with them in CA.

Next week I join Vicki, Northern California Stockist for the first of four Paint 'n' Wine Country Annie Sloan workshop events.
Paint 'N The Wine Country
with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
A Hands-On Workshop

Join Vicki and Anne, Northern CA and Southern CA stockists for a very special Annie Sloan Chalk Paint event. Learn 3 painting techniques and play with product on your own small project you have brought from home.
Anne and Vicki taking a break and raring to go again

This Shop is an experience to walk through....come join us

Paint will be flying through those open doors

What beauty and design is all about at Sonoma Country Antiques and European Furniture

~Create rich European looks with just paint and wax.

~Paints can be combined to create a palette of over 55 Annie Sloan colors.

~The best paint for furniture: no sanding, stripping or priming needed.

~Easy to use, extremely low VOC's, water based for easy thinning and clean up.

July 27, 2011 10-4pm $175 per person
at Sonoma Country Antiques
23999 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476

ALSO....for anyone that is interested, and be interested.....there are just a few
spots open for our UK Flea Market and Annie Sloan visit in September. We'd love to have you join us.

Four Seasons Travel
Barbara Gonzalez, CTA
503 636-9876
September 20, 2011 through September 29, 2011 Stockist Anne Skougard and Four Season Travel will be escorting a group to London and Annie Sloan’s hometown of Oxford for a one day workshop demonstrating Annie’s Chalk Paint and seeing her store. We will also visit the famous Sunbury Antiques Market with Annie Sloan herself.

If you have interest in painting furniture, walls, picture frames, shelves, etc. you won’t want to miss this chance to learn first hand Annie’s painting techniques with her famous CHALK PAINT.

Cost per person $2635.00 Double

This includes Hotels, Train to and from Oxford, RT airfare and daily breakfast. Lunch, dinner, transportation to and from Heathrow and tours are on your own.

This is going to be a fun Trip, sightseeing, shopping at Harrods and visiting all the famous places in London and Oxford.


20 September depart US to London

21 September arrive in London

22 September free time to explore or take an optional Tour

23 September Free time to shop or take an optional Tour

24 September Depart for Oxford (Annie Sloan’s home town”

25 September Tours or day on your own

26 September Demonstration and workshop at Annie’s Shop

27 September Depart for Antique Market in Sunbury escorted by Annie Sloan.

27 September Say our good-byes to Annie and train back to London

28 September Free day and later this evening say our good-byes to our new friends at a Farewell Dinner at a local Pub

29 September Depart London for the USA

Four Seasons Travel

21 Partridge Lane, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

Barbara Gonzalez, CTA

503 636-9876

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I'll post next week all kinds of workshop "stuff" and applications. Happy Painting......


Deborah March said...

Ooohhh MY!! I would SO love to come with you to Oxford Anne!! (My little sister lives there, actually) Lucky LUCKY folks who get to go!! Siiigh...