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A dovetails Star On Sunday

This ‘Star On Sunday’ is something special – Lynn Worton has produced several fantastic pieces using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and her imagination! Take a bow Lynn – great stuff! Have you got pics of your favourite makeover? – we’d love to see and share them – either post them to page or post them […]


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Lots more of your lovely paint projects

This is what Joules Holmes achieved with some Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Clear and Dark Wax. Great work Joules – both stunning – and thanks everyone for sharing your painty pics with us! Lesley Lawford from ‘Shabby Tres Chic’ did this fabulous dining set – ‘I recently refurbished an old mid brown dining set. […]


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We like shutters!

We recently visited France for this years Annie Sloan Conference in Dinard – it was informative, inspirational and a lot of fun. We also took a few snaps – mostly of shutters! Maybe I’m a bit mad but, I really like the different styles, colours and the way they wear over the ages. A classic […]


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More fab ideas from our talented customers

Here’s some work byClaire V Sissons from Australia – absolutely love this style. What do you think? Nice touch with the stencilling on the side of the drawers too! Just simply Old white and a little pop of Louis blue x. thanks for sharing Claire x Here’s a neat little idea Joan Glen Martin of […]


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Dovetails Stars On Sundays!

Some more fantastic work by talented ladies using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – thanks for sending us your pics (via Facebook or email) and allowing us to share – inspiring stuff! Great Dressing Table transformation by Penny Jackson from Sevenoaks Sandra Gale with a fabulous makeover on this Edwardian Chair – and she did it […]


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Stencil Fun

Here’s a dresser I painted in Annie Sloan French Linen, on the panels I used French Linen with Old White. For the stencil work on the panel doors I used French Linen and Old Violet with a little craqueleur to help give an aged look. On the glass doors I used metallic gold aerosol from […]


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Annie Sloan at The Handmade Fair with Kirsty Allsop

We’ve just got back from a fun day out at The Handmade Fair – my head is spinning from all the inspiration and ideas floating around. Annie was in top form running a skills workshop to a few hundred people – as you do! We were lucky enough to bump into several other Annie Sloan […]


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Ardingly September 2014

Just back from visiting Ardingly Antiques Fair -phew, there’s some great bits and pieces about. Couple of tips and some pics for you In my opinion the stands or stalls that are beautifully designed are often amongst the most expensive. For me, seeing stuff just piled up or spread on the floor would be fine, […]


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Talented Ladies!

We’ve had som fantastic pictures of Annie Sloan projects sent in to our Facebook page. I think they deserve a bigger audience so check out these beauties! Huge thanks to Jane Allison for the Versailles Dresser, Ali Petherbridge for the Union Jack School Desk (her first attempt!), Cathy Lansbury for the funky stencilled bottles, lots […]


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Stencils with Brass Leaf

First time I’ve tried this – Brass leaf using a Dovetails stencil, and it works! I thought this box needed something extra after being painted in Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk, so, using one of our stencils and being very careful when applying the Gold Size we ended up with a ‘sticky’ image which we applied […]