Mommy & Me Workshop

On May 19th, we had the pleasure of hosting a “Mommy & Me” Workshop for Mother’s Day. Alex was joined by three Mommy/Daughter duos, as well as her own daughter, Maddison.

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They worked on painting terracotta flower pots, and got to fill them with potting soil and flowers after they dried. It was wonderful seeing how different each student’s project came out; some used handprints, some painted flowers and bright yellow suns, and some (the Littles in particular) channeled their inner Jackson Pollock! Every flower pot turned out beautiful in their own unique way.

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    This project was fun, easy, and a great way to spend some time with your favorite kiddos. The paint dried super fast, and since the terracotta is breathable and allows moisture to escape, there is no need to use wax to seal it. (Just let it dry overnight and wipe down with a slightly damp cloth the next day!)

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    Laughs, smiles, and of course snacks, were abundant in that workshop and we would love to do it again soon! We hope to see even more people the next time around, and can’t wait to show you all the different ways you can use this amazing paint in (and out) of your home!

How It All Began

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reDesign - “Gorgeous results have never been so simple and straightforward.” – Annie Sloan

 

A few years ago, Karen Matthews, owner of Details Interior Fashion, was introduced to Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. She found it to be so amazing she began to research how to be a stockist of Chalk Paint®. Through that research, reDesign was born with the opening at the end of Nov 2016 proudly selling Chalk Paint® and other Annie Sloan products.

Annie Sloan, an artist and author from Oxford, England, began her professional painting in the 70s. After finishing The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, she had difficulty finding a paint that she liked working with. Using her knowledge of color, paint pigments, and art history, she developed Chalk Paint®. Since its beginning in 1990, Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan has become recognized globally as the Original and the best.

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This paint is amazingly versatile in texture, application, color, and uses and works well with most surfaces requiring no sanding and no primer. A simple cleanup of the surface and you are good to go! The quick and easy way to update your furniture, cabinets, accessories, floors, walls, and more

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At reDesign we offer Annie Sloan’s easy-to-use products, along with books, brushes, stencils and fabrics, and are helping to transform more and more homes every day. Don’t know where to start? We offer workshops so you can learn how to use Chalk Paint® to get the look you are searching for. You’ll learn how to transform a drab piece of furniture into something eye catching and beautiful.

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If DIY is not your thing, that’s quite alright. Alexandria, our store manager, would be more than happy to take the project on. She can bring new life to the piece and make it sing with your decor. And custom colors? Can do!

Next time you’re in, look around at the chairs, desks, cabinets, and more to see how Alex has used her expertise in color choice and painting. You’re sure to fall in love with one.

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ReDesign is more than Chalk Paint®, though. We carry Hilborn Pottery from Canada, designed by award winning potter Nancy Macnaughton Hilborn. These pieces are oven and dishwasher safe and their beautiful colors and shapes are a joy to bring to the table. Also look for our china mugs from McIntosh Trading with gorgeous scenes and brightly colored foliage - perfect for the mountains of New England!

Stop by sometime. Peruse the selection of paint, painted pieces, pottery, and more. Talk to Alex about how Chalk Paint® . Come experience its magic! But be forewarned… it is addictive!