I just got back from my Spring Break week with one of my sons. We made up our restful lives at home, we cleaned up our Spring dusts off from some areas. My other son was away to Arizona for his Spring Break week, he just got back home. He enjoyed spending his time with his “second” family whom he grew up to live with for awhile. My husband continues to work 12 or more hours each day to earn more money. I am happy for him, he works tirelessly and patiently.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? What was that? I had no knowledge of that until I learned a lot of DIY projects from DIY bloggers and Pinterest. I wasn’t quite sure how to paint in the process. Last month, I went Turlock Vintage Shop, located in Turlock, California and found that Annie Sloan Chalk Paints on the shelves. And I looked around many of the samples of different colors, I wanted to learn how to paint the chalk paint with my drawers at home but I was a little afraid that I might make some mistakes if I hadn’t learned anything about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. So I signed up for the workshop and paid $75.00 including samples. I felt good to get started with my future DIY projects someday.
Last Saturday, my second son and I went to that shop for the workshop, I was excited to take my chance and learn how to paint four different kinds of painting techniques with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I wish that I could meet Annie Sloan in person. My mentor was Lauren, she was wonderful teacher who helped me and other customer to learn how to use the chalk paint with different four samples.
This was my first time to paint the duck egg chalk paint.
What an amazing, fabulous studio! I would love to have a studio like that at home but I don’t have my own yet. I love the old vintage studio with all the things. The Old Vintage shop is beautifully humble and comfortable. I wish that you’d come to visit the shop.
This was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop
Luckily, my young son, James considered to be my freelance sign language interpreter, it was his first time to try interpreting. He tried his best to learn more sign language words instead of fingerspelling. I helped him a little with learning some new signing vocabulary.
This was my second young son, James.
I painted a few samples, I fell in love with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I was proud of myself for trying my first experience. I had a few questions to ask Lauren about the kitchen cabinets, she gave me some ideas about her painting experience in her kitchen. She told me that painting the kitchen cabinets were very easy, not so hard. She loved Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: the Old White, she painted all over the kitchen cabinets. She showed the “before” photo and “after” photo. I started to think about painting my kitchen cabinets someday.
It was so incredible, wasn’t it?
This was my stencil sample, it made me feeling more inspired! I told my son James that I thought about giving this one to my favorite aunt for Mother’s Day. James agreed with me.
Yes, that was me cleaning the wax off from my third samples.
I learned how to paint the chalk paint in the step by step process including the soft wax (clear) and the soft wax (black). I liked both soft wax since I waxed both of the soft wax (clear & black) together on one of the fourth samples.
There were a lot of different colors from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I wish that I had more money to buy some but they were too expensive and the paint brushes were a little expensive as well. Good news, Lauren gave me 10 percent off to buy one since I was in that workshop. After completing the workshop, I felt that I was a member of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint company because Lauren told me that I was PRO! I was so happy to be part of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Community.
So have you been painting anything with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? If you have no experience with painting the chalk paint, you should take the workshop.