This post was originally posted on Annie’s personal blog, Annie Sloan Paint and Colour.
As 2014 draws to a close I’ve been reflecting on another tremendous year. I’ve visited the USA, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, and South Africa and have met so many wonderful people along the way. The Annie Sloan family has grown to include over 1,200 Stockists around the world, with new countries coming on board such as the UAE, Oman, Singapore, Estonia, Serbia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
I’ve written and published my latest book, Room Recipes for Style and Colour, I’ve launched the Annie Sloan Fragrance Collection, extended the Annie Sloan Brush range, introduced two new colours to the Chalk Paint® palette and just recently brought out new mini waxes. We also organised our very first late-night shopping event on 21st November with a huge number of Stockists taking part from across the globe, raising significant funds for local charities close to our hearts.
I’d like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2015!
The UNFOLDED office Christmas tree has been a work-in-progress, spearheaded mostly by our studio trainer, Jane Drew. Jane knew that she wanted our tree to be completely DIY, highlighting the versatility and variety of Annie Sloan products. To do so, she picked up plain glass ornaments as well as paper mache ornaments, transforming them into beautiful and customized ornaments for the entire tree.
Jane used stencils to create a modern geometric print. She also used Annie Sloan Gold Size to apply gold leaf to the ornaments.
An ornament gets the Annie Sloan Craqueleur treatment.
Barcelona Orange and Gold Size create a festive and fun ornament.
The Christmas tree makes the perfect entry into our studio, and it is the first thing you see when coming up the stairs! We love the personal touch Jane has put on our tree, and hope it inspires you to make some of your own DIY ornaments!