#Repost: Painters in Residence Alex Russell Flint

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

In December, I shared Alex Russell Flint’s Chalk Paint® mural with you. Now I can show you a bit more from this, his final Painter in Residence project. Working around the rest of the room with Chalk Paint®, Alex transformed his bedroom (once part of an old schoolhouse) into a sumptuous haven.

Artist Alex brings a romantic and rustic tinge to his French elegance – he juxtaposes a finely panelled door with a distressed and weathered Aubusson washed wall. He has painted the bedroom door in Olive, picking out lines of the panel frames using a complementary colour – Primer Red. He then also painted the antique wardrobe and ladder in Primer Red. The floor is painted in Paris Grey.
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I love the way he has carefully composed his collection of found objects and paintings (all in frames painted in Chalk Paint®). Everything has been very well spaced to avoid any sense of overcrowding or cluttering.

This is the final project from Alex’s Residency. I hope you’ve found his work as inspiring as I have. I still have three more projects to share from my first set of Residents: Beau Ford and Janice Issitt. And then I will be able to introduce you to my next set of Painters in Residence. Watch this space!

– Annie Sloan

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Decoupage Coasters

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20150119_173613Today’s simple DIY project comes from our creative training team in High Point, NC, where our Director of Education and Training, Barb Skivington, and her studio assistant, Molly Skivington, educate and inspire Stockists, showing them the endless possibilities of Annie Sloan’s amazing Chalk Paint® and embellishment products. These coasters are so easy to create, and use one of Annie Sloan’s embellishment products, the Decoupage Glue and Varnish.

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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