Colors, Colors Everywhere!

You know by now how we feel about Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We love it! This amazing paint is easy to apply with little to no prep, and lends itself to many techniques not easily used with other paints.

One of the reasons that we love Chalk Paint® is the options in color. There is a color for every occasion. Looking for a mellow off white? Perhaps Cream is the color you are looking for. How about something bold and passionate? Emperor’s Silk might catch your eye. There are a LOT of options!

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Sometimes, the color combination you’re looking for is a little more nuanced. That’s alright! The paints mix together quite well. The easiest application to this is darkening your paint by mixing it with Graphite, or lightening it by adding Pure White. The picture below is all of the available colors, along with the colors mixed at a 1:1 ratio of Pure White.

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There is so much room for creativity, though. Here's another chart, but this one mixes all the colors at a 1:1 ratio with the beautiful Emperor's Silk.

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Pretty cool, huh?

There are a lot of recipes out there to try out, and we thought that we would share a few that we had found. 

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There is a lot of creativity to be found with Chalk Paint®. If color mixing isn't enough, there's always the different types of finishing wax that we carry. While we do have Clear, we also carry Dark, Black, and White. For an idea of how waxes affect the finished product, here is a sample of Clear Wax next to Dark Wax.

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Interested in learning other techniques? Check out one of our workshops. They're a lot of fun, and incredibly informative. The more you know, the more room you have to be creative. 

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!