Painter in Residence, Beau Ford, painted this child sized wardrobe in Chalk Paint®. She mixed Barcelona Orange with Pure to create this peachy-orange colour and stamped white spots on to the surface. The inside has been painted in its complimentary colour, Provence.
The second project from Painter in Residence Agnieszka Krawczyk. Agnieszka has used Florence and Graphite – two very strong, rich colours from the Chalk Paint® palette. They work beautifully with the golden wood of the cupboard.
If you haven’t yet tried using Chalk Paint® to colour fabric, do. It’s simple and really straightforward – you just need cold water and Paint – no fixatives or salt, no faffing around. We wanted to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness, here at HQ, and I realised that this would be a great opportunity to ‘dye’ our own t-shirts with my paint, Chalk Paint®
In her latest Paint Colour post, Annie Sloan shares how you can add water to Chalk Paint® to create a lovely watercolor effect on furniture | Annie Sloan • Paint Colour: Dialogue with a chest of drawers
Here, Janice has used Provence as a backdrop, and has stencilled a mandala shape onto the wall using Napoleonic Blue. On the tiles on the floor, she used Provence, Napoleonic Blue, Old White and Arles. The Moroccan-style side table features Henrietta, Provence, Napoleonic Blue and English Yellow, and the screen is Old Violet, Barcelona Orange, Emperor's Silk and English Yellow. The furniture has been finished in my Soft Clear Wax.
The Annie Sloan Colour Wheel is a really useful tool when it comes to picking out colours that will work well together on your Chalk Paint furniture projects. Learn more from your local Annie Sloan Stockist, or Annie's book 'Colour Recipes For Painted Furniture and More' or dovetails vintage blog
In her final project as Painter in Residence, Agnieszka Krawczyk chose soft pastels from the Chalk Paint® palette to create a delicate and romantic vintage look. Working with Antoinette, Paris Grey, French Linen and Old White, Agnieszka applied the paint in layers then chipped and sanded the paint back to create a natural worn finish.