Gypsy Dreamin’

We’ve been seeing a lot of red lately…specifically…Emperor’s Silk Red by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. If you haven’t already noticed, I really love red and turquoise and once again have gone a little crazy with it. I’m pretty sure they have hidden the red paint from me now.

Gypsy Dreamin

Pippy Long Stockings Chandelier

Red Table

Red Bird Chicken Wire Jewerly Frame


Enamel Top Red Table

HJF Booth at Adjectives Market

HFJ Heart Marquee Light

HFJ Booth June Red

Anchors Away


Anchors Away

This cute little chest of drawers was inspired by my travels to Tybee Island. The moment I laid eyes on it, I knew what I wanted to do. It was hot mess (see picture below) but there was something about it that seemed so charming. It was the perfect shade of blue and once I began sanding away the problem areas, it became even more beautiful.

Anchors Away

Someone had removed the original drawer pulls and used an interesting replacement… I removed them and instantly knew that I wanted to use rope for the pulls. One of the drawers was actually missing and the previous owners had hinged the drawer face to the dresser which was very awkward and not very functional. I removed it and finished the area of the missing drawer with sand ply and then searched for the perfect beachy baskets to fit the space.

ANchors Away Rope Handles

Not allowing any good piece of wood to waste, I reused the drawer front to mount my nautical inspired wall hooks, which happen to be dock cleats.

Anchors Away Wall Hook

I painted the top of the dresser in stripes of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White and Country Grey, which I felt complemented the blue without being overly matchy-matchy. I also like to finish off the inside of the drawers with fabric and I’m obsessed with anchors so when I happened upon this super cute yellow anchor fabric, I knew my vision was meant to be.

Anchors Away Stripe Top

Before (I always forget to take a picture before I start)


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Furniture Paint Workshops

 Updated: The Mount Dora store is now closed. Please check more current post for location and hours.

Upcoming Workshops in Mount Dora, Florida

with Annie Sloan Mini-Stockist High Falootin’ Junk

More Workshop Dates To Be Announced Soon…

You will learn six different techniques using Annie Sloan Paints and Waxes. All materials are provided and you will get to take home your sample boards. This will be a really fun class that is suitable for all levels of experience with painting.

After this workshop you will want to paint everything in sight. You can transform your entire home with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  This class will teach you how.

Another Day…Another Piece of Furniture

Each day this week I will be painting a piece of furniture from around the Tavares Antique Mall with Annie Sloan Paint.

This was the piece I started yesterday. If you look closely you may notice that the top is darker than the bottom. This piece came out of house that had a fire. It was very dry and took two coats.

I finished with a little more than half a can.

I started around 1:30 and by 4:00 I was putting on the wax. I even had time to chat with customers during the process.

I love how the dark wax brings so much texture to the paint.

This shows how much difference the dark wax makes. It really gives it an Old World, rustic look. I like that look, but I don’t mind it with just the clear wax. That is what makes this paint and the waxes so much fun. There are just so many techniques you can use.

This is the finished result.

Tomorrow after 1pm I will be painting the vanity in Duck Egg blue over Primer Red.

Thanks to everyone that has stopped by to watch. It has been fun meeting everyone and sharing tips and tricks.


Get Ready To Paint…

Central Florida…Are y’all ready to paint some furniture???

I’m fully stocked with all of the Annie Sloan colors (minus the 4 new ones that aren’t in the US yet). I have clear and dark wax, plus the Annie Sloan books.

Are you tired of those builder grade kitchen cabinets? This is the easiest paint to work with. You could transform your kitchen in less than a week.

Once you see how easy this paint is to work with, you will want to paint everything in your house.

Tomorrow at the Tavares Antique Mall…

I will be painting this piece with Annie Sloan paint. For those of you that want to see how easy this paint is to work with, please stop by between 1:00 – 5:00. You will be amazed and inspired.

As some of you might know the Tavares Antique Mall will be closing on August 31.