2013 has been so full of blessings, from meeting new friends at the Boutique to launching our second location Apple Box Design Studio to serve our more westerly customers, that we feel a bit wistful leaving such a wonderful year behind. But we know that there are more adventures to come and we are excited to share them all with you in the coming year.
It is thanks to your support, patronage, loyalty and enthusiasm that we have been able to thrive as a business and we are looking forward to sharing more workshops, new products, exciting projects and fun events with you.
"Hi. Just finished my Christmas projects for my son.My mother passed away at 94 years of age in
September and left 3 very tired looking stacking stools to my eldest son.I decided to give them a facelift and
surprise him for Christmas. I am sure he is going to be as thrilled as I
I had heard about Annie Sloan's
chalk paint on a television program and was eager to give it a try.I was so excited that there was a store relatively
nearby (by prairie standards) and made the journey from Lloydminster to Edmonton
to get some advice and my supplies.
Here are the before and afters:
I started off with two coats of Emperor's
Silk and followed up with 1 1/2 coats of graphite.
I then waxed and sanded back the edges to
reveal the red and then followed up with two additional layers of wax. Unfortunately when I purchased the paint you did not have any waxing brushes in
stock so I applied the wax with a rag. I
think I would have been even more successful had I been able to use the brush
but I am happy with the results nonetheless.
Perhaps I will win this context and get the much desired waxing
brush!!I am definitely going to use
this paint again and have a long list of projects awaiting.
We think they look fantastic, Lois -- we agree that a wax brush makes projects that much easier and we hope you ended up with one in your Christmas stocking!
We would like to highlight more customer projects! Send us your
before/during/after pictures and tell us about your creative process
using Chalk Paint™ or Milk Paint and you'll be entered into our monthly Reimagined Monday draw.
Each month we will give away a different item like paint, brushes,
books, supplies, gift certificates and more. You don't have to be
featured to be eligible... the month you enter is the month you will be
included in the draw.