Sponsor Spotlight: Buy Chalk Paint Online

August 16th, 2012

Hi all, I’m still playing catch up today after vacation and working on several spaces right now behind the scenes, two of the room makeovers are for charity, and I’m trying to get all the details right, it’s a bit crazy!  Meanwhile, I wanted to share you can now purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint online through my friend and sponsor Shaunna of Perfectly Imperfect.

Shaunna is an expert when it comes to working with Chalk Paint, she’s transformed a lot of drab pieces and created so many beautiful projects over the years, and she’s now an online stockist.

 

You can now purchase any of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors through Shaunna including the newest color on the end table pictured above, a vivid and rich green dubbed “Florence”.

 

Shaunna also has brushes and waxes for sale too, be sure to check out all the inventory.  If you’re within driving distance of Troy, Alabama she also offers monthly workshops where you get to practice using the paints and waxes and she shares all her tips and tricks, included in the workshop is Annie Sloan’s book.  I’ve met Annie Sloan and heard her speak a few months ago, her story is inspiring, and I’m so happy her product is now so readily available.

 

I’ve worked with this product a lot and it’s one of my favorite paints for furniture.  Remember, the greatest thing about it is you can get busy painting right away, no need to prime, and I even paint indoors which makes it ideal for the hot and cold seasons or if you simply don’t want to move your furniture you can paint it in place!

Click on this button to make your selection and get busy painting your next piece!

 

Save 10% on quarts when you use the code CG

Can’t wait to share these spaces I’m working on with you in the next few weeks !

 

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Fall Fashion Report from NYC

August 15th, 2012

If you follow me on Twitter, you know our return flight was canceled on Saturday and we were delayed in New York City until Monday morning, but violins played for about 5 whole seconds when I realized the delay meant we had an entire extra day to explore the city.

Matt and I split up for a few hours on Sunday after a perfect brunch, him taking the kids to some mega toy stores, brave soul.  Funny how the critters don’t complain one bit about walking 12 blocks when the destinations are: 1. Lego, 2.  American Girl, and 3.  FAO Schwartz.   I left Matt at Lego in Rockefeller center after I witnessed my boy giving the Legos the same look as Carrie Bradshaw does to Blahnik pumps.  Priceless.

I spent the afternoon (alone, amen) visiting stores all over the upper east side, from Fifth to Park to Madison Avenues, to stare at the fall fashion.  I popped into three favorites for designer labels: Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, and Barneys where price tags go up into the thousands, but just like in home design, I love shopping high end to get the look for less back home.

Most of the fashion this season felt very 80s inspired from cropped leather jackets to colored jeans, but it’s been reinvented and is more tailored this time around.  Here’s a look at some of the big trends in fall fashion spied on the streets and in the stores in New York City !

Lace - There were so so so many lace dresses and tops in the collections this year, I’m sure we will see a lot more of it during the holiday season, lace is back big time, the skirts and dresses were especially flirty and fun.

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Electric Blue.   Wow this color was in 80% of the stores, I couldn’t believe how much of electric blue (or royal blue) was on display in both men’s and women’s fashion, and it was mostly paired with black.  It’s a saturated or vivid version of cobalt and it’s everywhere.

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When I see this color I can’t help but think of the scene where Miranda lectured Andy in The Devil Wears Prada  on how her blue sweater is cerulean blue.   Didn’t you love Meryl in that movie?  Brilliant as always.

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