Inspiration etc. August 10 2011, 0 Comments

Just a few more days and I am off to take my Annie Sloan Certification.

I am looking forward to the class and learning  new techniques to share with you. In the meantime Virginia Weathersby  has a great tutorial on Distressing Furniture with Annie Sloan Paint, at as well as a visual there is written text .

We are moved in and this week and next is devoted to organizing the store, we have had a few visitors to pick up paint , even though there are not regular store hours , we can make arrangements to meet with you for paint pick ups etc.

The Annie  Sloan colour Versailles

This is a soft declicate yellowed dusky green that is sophisticated and gentle  and it works well with traditional and modren pieces. This is a colour which picks up other colours well and changes character acccordingly. Works well with pinks, creams and whites.  The colour looks back to the French court of Versilles and is wondeftul with turquouies blues, duck blues and  I found it work well with the modren brown French Roast from C2 paints

C2 paints for walls are another favorite of mine, because they are low voc ( volotaile organic compound ) and the paint is made of finely ground  artists grade pigments  that create  luminosity and depth.

I have paired the Versallies  and French Roast with the pattern Elana colour: #1 Mermaid from Mawell Fabrics for inspiration

Elana : is 54.7 inches wide the repeat is V-15.2" and H-13.1"  The origin of the fabric is India and it is 62% silk /38% polyester. This would make wonderful cushions or drapes .

If you would like any information on any of these  e-mail me at  or feel free to call the store at 613-881-0165

Until next time



Just a reminder that no paint will be shipped from Aug 12 to the 18th and the Old White and waxes, will be in when I return.