~ Chalk Paint® Deminar ~

                                                        COME SEE IT IN ACTION!!
                                             Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan
                                                   FREE DEMINAR (demo.+seminar)

                                                STOCKIST: Lady Butterbug aka Karla Ritchey
                               PLACE: Antique Company Mall - 213 E. Virginia St. - McKinney, TX
                                                           DATE: Saturday February 9th
                                                               TIME: 10:00am - Noon

~ Gorgeous Books Painted in Chalk Paint® ~

                                So, what does a book-lover do during these dreary winter days...
Debbie Dion Hayes, the marketing director at Annie Sloan Unfolded, has the answer...

paint some used books with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, what else?

 Who doesn't have a pile just waiting for redesign?

for instructions on how to paint your own books!

~ Painted Upholstery in Chalk Paint® ~

I have painted several upholstery pieces 
with Chalk Paint® with great success...sooooo 

I purchased this dainty Victorian chair
with crushed velvet upholstery to see how a 
heavily textured upholstery would take the paint.

First I painted the wooden frame in Old White.
No sanding or priming needed...just started painting.

This is what the chair looked like with one coat 
of Old White on the wooden frame.
I added about 5% water to the paint for the second coat.
                                            This saves paint and creates a smooth second coat.

Next I painted the crushed velvet with 
French Linen applied full strength to the fabric.
This crushed velvet has a deep nap so the paint didn't 
cover the bright orange fabric like I hoped it would.
At this point I'm not sure this look is working for me :(

I applied Versailles (I didn't like the French Linen over the orange fabric)
as the second coat color to the crushed velvet.  After drying 
I applied a coat of clear wax to soften the painted velvet.
Now it is looking much better!
 I applied clear and dark wax to the chair frame and 
distressed lightly letting the stain show through.

Renaissance Gilding Wax was applied to the details of the
                                                        painted frame and brass nail heads.

       Fabrics are different and the crushed velvet proved that! 
The pictures don't do the finished product justice but it really did
turn out nice and it will only get better with time.
I love my new one of a kind beautiful chair!!

~ Chalk Paint® in Flea Market Garden Magazine ~

Hi everyone! 
If you get the chance please check out the newest edition of 
Flea Market Gardens Magazine.

Starting on page 14 they did an article featuring my 
garden shed & patio area 
titled "Sweet Salvage". 

The best part is our wonderful 
Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan
 is also mentioned several times!


I am so EXCITED!

Lady Butterbug IS BACK in McKinney!! 
My new retail location just off the Square at the


will be open and ready for fans 
of all things ANNIE SLOAN
on Tuesday, Jan. 15th.
Can't wait to see you there!

~ Color Recipes for Painted Furniture by Annie Sloan~

Annie Sloan's new book

  will be available for sale in our stores 
and online the first of April!

~ Cute Night Stand ~

This is another painted piece Debbie Dion Hayes
found at Antiques de Provence in New Orleans

I like the two color techniques used here.

You might consider painting a similar piece in
Coco and Old White Chalk Paint®

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