Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mini Paint Project

I've been doing a number of small paint projects at home, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.  According to the website, it is very easy to work with and rarely requires any prep, such as sanding or priming.  It can be used on just about any surface - from wood to metal, and matt plastic to terracotta. 
I bought a small can each of red, blue and yellow, with a can of white too, and have been putting the many surface options to the test.  These vintage wooden bowling balls were a good place to start.  I painted, mixed, thinned, washed and layered as the mood took me and I am so happy with the cheerful result. 

Annie Sloan is UK based, but is now being manufactured here in South Africa too.   The Annie Sloan South Africa website has a list of local stockists
It's a brand with an fascinating story - Annie the artist who created her own Chalk Paint®.  Mainstream paint stores turned it down, but it's become a world-wide sensation being stocked by privately owned decor and craft shops. I bought mine locally at Loula in Hillcrest.  La Maison in Durban North are stockists too.    Go online for more practical info about the product.     

  • To catch a glimpse of the wooden bowling balls in their original state, have a look at this article
  • The amazing pottery bowl is by John Wilhelm

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