Boho Elegant Dresser

Posted Under - Inspiration // Life Unfolded

Boho Elegant Dresser - The Palette

Is artistic talent genetic? This boho elegant dresser painted by Linda Reynolds, mum to stockist Christy Grooten of Paint Me Shabby Designs in Midland, Western Australia, says yes.

Linda received the dresser from a dear friend who unexpectedly + suddenly passed away. Although she spent years hesitant to touch it, Linda knew her friend would want her to rejuvenate the piece, which was previously painted black.

“There could be no other paint type or color but Chalk Paint® in Florence,” says Linda. “It just has a sense of boho elegance.”

Linda describes the process of choosing the color and painting as no fuss, easy + flowing. After painting, she distressed the dresser to her liking and used Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax to complete the beautiful finish.

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Stockist Q+A: Brynn Byerly – Salvaged

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This week’s Stockist Q+A is with Brynn Byerly + co-owner Michelle Hepting of Salvaged in Lewes, DE!

Stockist Q+A: Brynn Byerly - Salvaged - The Palette

When did you first use Chalk Paint®?

I first started using Chalk Paint® roughly 4 years ago. Through reading several blogs and visiting several websites, I was turned on to the Annie Sloan line in particular. Once I opened my first quart, I never looked back!

Stockist Q+A: Brynn Byerly - Salvaged - The Palette

What is your favorite thing about Chalk Paint®?

My favorite thing about Chalk Paint® would have to be the ease of use. Before I found Chalk Paint®, I remember completing a project over several days and the anticipation of awaiting a finished product was killer! With Chalk Paint® I can have instant gratification watching my vision come to life in a matter of hours.

What is your favorite Chalk Paint® project that you’ve worked on?

The majority of what we paint using Chalk Paint® is furniture. We love working on solid wood antique furniture that has a lot of detailing so we can show people how you can really change the look of an old piece! One of our most favorite pieces is this ornate antique chest that we finished in a combination of Old White, Duck Egg Blue, and Country Grey. We heavily distressed the piece and sealed with both clear + dark wax. The end result was absolutely stunning and became one of our most popular finishes.

Stockist Q+A: Brynn Byerly - Salvaged - The Palette

Favorite color of Chalk Paint®?

Our most favorite color of Chalk Paint® is Florence. We love that the color is vibrant as well as playful! Florence can also be mixed with other colors in the line to create more unique colors such as peacock, pale aqua, etc. You can tone it down with a dark wax glaze and have a very chic feel or it can be beachy and fun if left with clear wax only.

Stockist Q+A: Brynn Byerly - Salvaged - The Palette

Tell us a little bit about your shop.

Our shop is called Salvaged and we are proud to be the only Delaware Chalk Paint® stockist! We are located in the center of a popular beach and tourist community. Because of our close proximity to the beach, our store is very much coastal inspired. Our store is roughly 3,000 square feet and we offer a range of décor, new and old, mixed with beautiful painted furniture. When customers walk in, our vignettes are displayed so that they can envision the pieces and décor being in their own home. We have a separate workshop space where we offer monthly Chalk Paint® workshops, as well as a huge warehouse in the back of our building where we work on custom orders, fixing and repairing, etc.

Stockist Q+A: Brynn Byerly - Salvaged - The Palette

Be sure to check out Salvaged across the web!

Stockists, are you interested in participating in the weekly Q+A? Email Sarah Lustberg, Digital Marketing Coordinator, at slustberg@unfolded.com.

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Fireplace Redux

Posted Under - Features

Although all of our stockists are amazing, every now and then a project comes along that stops us in our tracks – like this fireplace redux by Lauren Camarata of Old French Trading Co in Turlock, California.

Fireplace Redux - The Palette

When Lauren first moved into her home five years ago, she was underwhelmed by its cookie cutter appearance and began searching for a way to personalize the space. She was looking for a way to quickly transform her environment without having to invest a lot of time and money…enter Chalk Paint®!

Fireplace Redux - The Palette

Inspired by a fireplace she saw online, Lauren mixed Napoleonic Blue and Graphite until she achieved a rich, deep navy that had almost military tones to it. Once the paint was dry, she stenciled a mix of Versailles and Provence on the mantle before adding a layer of Clear Wax and ultimately finishing with a “wet wax” finish of Versailles mixed with Napoleonic Blue. After wiping back and letting the wash soak in, she completed the process with touches of Dark Wax.

Fireplace Redux - The Palette

“I find that every project I complete with Chalk Paint®, whether it’s for my home or my business, offers a unique opportunity for self-expression.” Although she describes herself as a traditionalist, Lauren likes bits of eclecticism too. “The more colors and techniques I can incorporate, the happier I am with the outcome.”

Editor’s note: Before painting your fireplace, don’t forget to check with your local government offices to see if it is permissible. Every county or province in North America, Australia, or New Zealand will have a set of building codes, including codes that may restrict the application of paint within a certain distance from the firebox.

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