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.
Robin Masshole Mommy
I have been wanting to try this for a while! I think it’s the coolest thing and love what you did with it.
It is a super fun Do it Yourself project! And it is great to share it with your family
Oh, this looks great! I’m always looking for fun girl night ideas and I know they would love to do something like this!
Chalk paint looks nice. A night of painting at this place would be fun.
Michelle Gwynn Jones
I haven’t tried this paint yet. I love what you did with it.
Looks so difficult! but also sounds like u had a fun time, id love trying it for myself ! Thanks for sharing!
taking a workshop to learn about painting with the chalk paint would be so fun more me!
This must have been an awesome and very exciting experience for you. I love what you did with the stencil sample, it’s really pretty. I’ve never had any experience with chalk painting before. It looks like so much fun!
Ana De- Jesus
This is a fab idea my friend who owns a shop would love to have an annie sloan chalk paint experience!
I really love the look of the pieces you painted. I’m getting ready to paint our kitchen cabinets and need to look into this as an option!
What a fun experience. I would love to try this, too.
I have so many things I could use a good chalk paint on! We just moved and our landlord was our previous neighbor and kind of lets us have free range for what we want to do. 🙂
I love that green!
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy
I love this! I would totally do this, and I love that you can go to the class. So fun!
I’ve never painted with chalk paint before! I would love to try, though! I have an old side table to could use some new paint!
I love to get hands on and manage DIY project, great job!
Great job at the project, i am sure you had a lot f fun!
The chalk paint is so pretty, isn’t it? I saw a blogger who met Annie Sloan, it was cool. 🙂
I’m going to have to give this paint a try. Thanks for the recommendation.
I can’t wait to give this paint a try. I’ve been trying to spruce up my apartment for a while and this seems like the best way to do it. Great tip!
I love chalk paint. It’s so cool. I need to try this brand!
Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide
How cool! I would love to find a place near me that I could do fun projects like this.
Omg this looks so fab!!! I need to give this a try!
I’ve been seeing a lot of info on chalk paint slightly. I can’t wait to actually use them.
Beautiful paint effects and I love those pastel colours, gorgeous.