April 15, 2014

~ Lady Butterbug Shoppe now open in McKinney ~

At the end of January this year my husband Steve and I purchased this historic 1920's 
filling station/country store in McKinney, TX and transformed it into the 
We opened last Thursday and lots of wonderful customers showed up...it was awesome!  
We've been the greater Dallas area Stockist for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan 
since bringing her products to north Texas in May of 2011.  
We also specialize in painted furniture and European style home decor.

The shop address is 1701 N. Waddill St. just 1.5 miles east on Hwy. 380 off Hwy. 75
and is located behind the new WinCo Food Store.  
Shop hours are 10-5 Tues-Sat. Plenty of available parking spaces! 
Come visit us and let us help you with all your Chalk Paint® needs.  

The Shoppe replaces our former locations in Frisco and McKinney 
and will also be the new home for our Workshops.

Please visit my website for all our locations and Workshop info.
Hope to see you soon!!
Karla & Steve

March 29, 2014

~ Premium Wax Brush GIVEAWAY ~

Winner is Laurie LeJeune
Please contact me at lady.butterbug@yahoo.com to collect your wax brushes.

Lady Butterbug is giving away a 1.5" & 2" Premium Wax Brushes to one winner.  
Please leave a COMMENT here and I will 
draw one winner at 8:00pm on Sunday evening.
These Premium Wax Brushes are great to apply
 Clear and Dark Soft Waxes to your painted furniture.

  You can purchase these wax brushes HERE 
Thank you for entering! 

March 21, 2014

~ Lady Butterbug Shoppe Opening Soon ~

Update on the new Shop

The outside has been painted and we are working like crazy on the inside to get ready to open. 

 Please remember we will be leaving the 
Antique Company Mall at the end of March.

 We would love to have the new Shop open by then but the 
construction may take a week or so in to April to complete.

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan will be available at our other
 Lady Butterbug® locations in Plano, Dallas or Grapevine.
Addresses found HERE

March 10, 2014

~Chalk Paint® Colors at Sea~

These boat colors remind me of Chalk Paint® colors 
Provence, Old White, and Coco.

All of Annie's chalky textured colors 
work in harmony with nature and look beautiful outside
in our yards.

For all your Chalk Paint® needs shop HERE

March 9, 2014

~Gilding Wax~

Gilding Wax comes in four different colors ranging from gold to silver.

  Most of the time I apply it using my pointer finger 
but it can be applied with an artist brush.

  Gilding wax is used primarily to add beautiful detail to a piece,
 in combination with or instead of distressing or a fancy wax finish. 
You still need to wax your piece to seal it, but Annie's
 Clear Wax finish is all you need if you will be using this Gilding Wax!

 King Gold Gilding Wax  by Lady Butterbug

 Gilding Wax by PJH Designs

                                                 Silver Gilding Wax by The Painted Sisters

 So, the step by step process looks something like this:
1. Paint your piece whatever Chalk Paint® color you choose!
2. Let paint dry, apply Annie’s Clear Wax and/or Dark Wax.
3. Let waxes dry overnight and buff with a soft rag.
4. Lastly, apply the Gilding Wax with your finger to detailed or raised areas. 

March 5, 2014

~Old Drawers Made Into A Lamp~

Be creative and recycle old drawers.  
Paint old drawers with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, 
stack drawers and drill holes through the drawers.  
Thread a lamp pipe through the holes, purchase a lamp kit and
 make into a lamp following the lamp kit instructions. 
 Easy peasy!!!

Purchase all your Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and 
Artisan Enhancement®products

March 2, 2014

~ Lady Butterbug's Weekly Sunday Giveaway ~

Congratulations to winner Loretta Macfee!

This Sunday my giveaway is one boot topper by Little Boot Peeps.  
The Boot Topper that Peeps up out of your boot
adding layering and style without bulk!

To enter SHARE this giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a COMMENT here. 
 The giveaway will end this evening at 8:00pm. 
Winner will receive one pair in a color of MY choice.

I sell these boot toppers at my shop locations in Plano, McKinney, and Grapevine.
Shop locations and hours found HERE

February 26, 2014

~ Annie Sloan Books Make Amazon's Best Seller List~

Amazon Best Sellers in Interior Design
2/26/2014 at 5:00pm

1.  Color Recipes

by Annie Sloan
4.5 out of 5 stars

5. Quick and Easy Paint Transformations

by Annie Sloan

Shop at ladybutterbug.com or the 
Shop Online blue button on this page 
for all your Chalk Paint® needs including Annie's fabulous books.

February 20, 2014

~ Annie Sloan Well Known Decorative Paint Author ~

This is Annie Sloan being presented to her 
new readership for the first time inside
 The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques
This is what Annie has to say about her Chalk Paint® journey.
"For those of you who’ve just discovered my paint, Chalk Paint®, and think I might be new on the decorative painting scene (well, there might be some!), let me rekindle the book that really launched me all the way back in 1988."
Please join Annie HERE and read about her first writing experience.

February 16, 2014

~ Color Old White...Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan ~

~ sweet feminine desk/dressing table ~

I knew when I saw this little beauty
that it would be perfect in our middle bedroom.
Painted in color Old White...Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
and waxed in Annie's Clear Soft Wax.

The sewing machine on the floor belonged to my maternal Grandmother.

Perfect place to display the button pyramid on the bow mirror.
The brass mirror was lime washed with Chalk Paint® color Old White.

You can see all the carved detail of this piece.

Please visit my Annie Sloan pinterest page HERE
and my facebook page HERE
You can shop for Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancement products
on this page.