This month’s Chalk Paint™ colour of the month is Country Grey.
Country Grey is a putty colour, with a soft green / yellow tone. More a country or rustic colour, it’s perfect to use over or under other colours for two colour distress, or as a contrast to a bold colour such as Aubusson Blue or Scandinavian Pink.
The photo below is my latest finished piece in Country Grey, this time with Dark Wax. I was surprised with this piece – I love how neutral it is, and how easy it is to blend with the other colours around it.
I was second guessing myself constantly whilst painting; Country Grey isn’t a colour I’ve used a lot of of, and I’m often more inclined to use white or grey for a larger piece. But once finished I love the character and style of this one, to me it’s so very french country!
In the picture below you can see the contrast created by Annie using Country Grey and an Old White stencil. It also shows what a difference the dark wax makes; in the example above the brown tone of the dark wax has highlighted the green and yellow tones of the colour, in comparison to the one below using only clear wax and so the grey tone remains clearer.
The example below is a stunning piece completed by my friend Christy from Paint Me Shabby. When I first started the process to become an Annie Sloan stockist I was given Christy’s contact details as someone I could chat to about the ins and outs of stocking Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. Christy kindly shared her experience and knowledge; it was so reassuring to chat to someone who’d been through the application process, had set up her business, and survived! She shared this beautiful sideboard back in April and it’s such a wonderful example of Country Grey and the perfect style for this colour I just had to share it. You can also find Christy on Facebook here.
I’m loving sharing Annie’s colour palette each month, I hope you’re finding it fun too! You can see more of this series by clicking the links below.
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This month’s Chalk Paint™ Inspiration is Paris Grey!
Paris Grey is inspired by the painted furniture found in elegant French châteaux or old Swedish manor houses. It’s a light dove grey, a cool colour with definite blue undertones, which makes it a perfect partner for Pure White, as in the piece below. By comparison, the yellow undertone of Old White doesn’t work quite so well.
This has to be one of my favourite shades, a silvery colour that works beautifully in coastal, Hamptons or french provincial style homes. The mirror below was one of my most popular pieces; highlighting the details in pure white gave it a soft feminine character and showed of those flourishes!
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I’ve got great news – we’re moving! I’m so excited by the next stage in the Paisley Vintage adventure, and can’t wait to get into the new space. This is what she looks like now, our new home away from home – 13A Stella Street Long Jetty.
We’re not going far – only two streets away in fact! But the new shop is a little bigger, a lot brighter, and has a separate space for classes. There’s also a lovely big shed… which I have some exciting plans for! I can’t say too much yet, but if you love a good rummage, then stay tuned!
Our last day of trading in Pacific Street will be Saturday July 2. We will then be closed, relocating all our wonderful goodies (and bringing in lots of new things too!) and reopening on Saturday July 9. During the time we are closed if you need something specific please call me on 0407 458 950 and make an appointment. I will be running between shops but very happy to oblige!
All our contact details remain the same, just in a shiny new location. Hope you’ll come visit and check out our new space!