#Repost: Painters in Residence Beau Ford

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This post can originally be found on Annie Sloan’s personal blog, Annie Sloan Paint and Colour.

Happy Australia Day to everybody celebrating!

My gift to you is this next project from my Painter in Residence, Beau Ford, who lives and works in South-West Australia. Beau was inspired by drip painting, often used by abstract artists such as Jackson Pollock, and has completely transformed this linen chest using this technique with Chalk Paint®!

The linen chest started life as an orange-toned, shiny piece of furniture and looked outdated in the modern home. Beau painted the chest in Provence to create a base colour, and then mixed Greek Blue, Antibes and Olive with varying amounts of water. Beau painted these colours on to the side of the chest and allowed the paint to drip down the surface. Once the paint had dried Beau applied my Soft Clear Wax to protect the surface.

What do you think? Would you ever try a similar technique using Chalk Paint®?

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Inspirational Instagrams

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It’s Monday, meaning everyone could use a little inspiration in their lives! This week, we wanted to inspire you with some of our favorite Instagram accounts.

dabito new orleans


Dabito is a designer and photographer living in New Orleans.  We love his eclectic style and his instagram is a great mix of interior design inspiration and art photography.

katrina chambers


Australia’s Katrina Chambers is one of our favorite bloggers! She does so many fun projects and DIYs, and we can’t help but adore her amazing Wagga Wagga home.  She also finishes a ton of her projects with Chalk Paint®, which she always posts on her instagram.

em henderson


Emily Henderson is an interior designer and HGTV host.  Currently Target’s home spokesperson, she posts amazing shots from her clients’ homes.  Emily describes her style as a mix of “eclectic styles on moderate budgets.”

frances loom

Kelly Vittengl is the owner of Frances Loom, a company that sells vintage and antique pieces, with a special focus on rugs.  She describes her style as “effortless” and posts a mix of photos of new inventory and styled rooms.

What do you guys think of these inspirational Instagrams? We love the mix of styles and shots on these feeds, and encourage you to follow some of these guys for great design inspiration. Also be sure to follow @unfolded_ on Instagram!! We know you’ll love our updates from The Palette and reposts from our amazing stockists.

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Happy Australia Day!

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Sending our stockists and customers in Australia lots of warm wishes on Australia Day! australia day

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