Sunday, November 27, 2011


Well, the day is here...our first ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT WORKSHOP!
We have every colour ready to go!

We are excited for the arrival of 12 creative and beautiful women!

It is almost time.....

And we are off and creating! I think we will start off with a little finger painting!

Just like when we were kids!

Everyone created their own custom

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint hand painted colour card.

This will make picking a colour at home much easier!

A palette of wonderful colours!

Everyone tested their new paint brushes and got to work painting,

creating, learning and sharing.

It was a joy to spend the day with so many women who were so excited

about learning something new.

Time just flew by....

How do you pick a favorite???

Everyone was so happy...just look at these beautiful smiles!

We did take a short break for lunch but even the empty table was a work of art don't you think?

More smiling happy ladies!

It was so wonderful to spend the day doing what you love!

Elinor did a great job sharing all the important information and painting secrets!

The secret is in the wax!

It has been a dream of mine to bring like minded people together under one roof to share and create. Everyone showed up for the workshop full of enthusiasm and it was truly the people that made the day so successful!

Good luck to each of you as you begin your projects at home.

Thank you and we look forward to next time!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


With this old timer we added.....

The proud colours of our city of Langley and we created the Mayor Fassbender chair! A coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite and polished up with Annie Sloan Dark Wax and this is what you get! But that is not all, oh no!!!

You also get this beauty representing the BC Lions!
Up for auction is our matching chair to the Mayor Chair but this time painted with Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue and topped with dark wax, some team colours trimmed in white leather and up for auction this chair went complete with an autographed team photo!

This was my favorite (much to my husbands horror!) so I claimed it to become

After removing a few hundred nails and a little TLC, this little lady was treated to a coat of Annie Sloan Paris Grey, a soft distressing rub down and we finished off with a coat of dark wax. Add some vintage inspired fabric and a few NOT rusted upholstery tacks and she is a beauty!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Well, the Chairs for Charity event is done and our Red Carpet Christmas event has come and gone, so I thought I would share a few before and after photos of the chairs that we auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Langley Christmas Bureau. Above is the 'before" picture of the chair that we paired up with local business "Forever Your Lingerie".

If you have every been in Sonya's store, you know the colour is PINK! I wanted to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as much as possible but to get the right shade of pink I started with an oil base paint and I was not happy with the results, so....Kristy from 4 the Love of Wood to the rescue. Kristy offered and I was happy for the help and just look at what she brought over!!! And so, the mixing and spraying begins...a little of this and a little of that and little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and we have a beautiful one of a kind, never to be duplicated colour and finish!

A quick trip to the upholsterer, again picking fabric that depicts Forever Yours. A beautiful photo of our "celebrity" Sonya and it is off to the auction block!

This sweet baby brought in a good dollar and all monies were donated to the

Langley Christmas Bureau!

A happy ending...our pink chair goes to a great home!

More to come!