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July 06, 2012

New Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colour: Florence



Welcome to our newest Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ color that was inspired by the colors of the copper green mineral and semi-precious stone, malachite, and from the same family of stones as azurite and turquoise. In the 17th and 18th century it was used as a color made with verdigris but as it is a very fugitive color turning black with time so we are not aware of how it was used on woodwork in many houses.

It is a classical color found in classical Italian furniture.
(Information and photo courtesy of Annie Sloan. Text by ABB.)

Florence will be in-stock next week, and we can't wait to start painting!  Here are a few projects from around the net to inspire...

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Of course, we could have tried out this gorgeous new colour on a candlestick or a piece of moulding, but true to form, our 'Chief Reimaginer' Leanne had to go big or go home.

        Leanne:  "Here is my primitive 'computer sketch' of my ASCP Florence project."

        Us: "Really... don't you want to try it on something small first?"

        Cue Leanne's stare of disbelief and chirping crickets

        Us: "Right.  Well, we'll take pics"

So, we'll share the end results with you once she finishes.  For now, here is the 'sketch':


and here is the Florence paint swatch, extended with ASCP Old White:

Based on Ciruelo Interiors PG swatch
We already love it!

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2 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore this colour, I think we are going to be seeing a lot of it about!. I have nominated you for the Liebster award details at http://juniperandroses.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-award-nomination.html

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    1. I feel the same about 'Florence', CJ!

      Thank you so much for the Liebster Award nonimation! I'm honoured and can't wait to pass it on.

      Your blog is lovely and I am looking forward to regular visits!

      ~Leanne

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