August 23, 2012

Project Personality: Annie Sloan Gets Dressed Up -- Again!

Project Personality
with Apple Box Boutique founder Leanne Playter Korsos

Last week I shared some images I have hoarded assembled of gowns that reflect the colours found in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ collection.  I also dedicated that blog to "all my girls"...  Well, I have heard from some folks who felt that was completely unfair, so to make up for it today is a blog for all my boys!

As Annie Sloan says about her ASCP, it's a girls' paint, but boys can use it too!  In fact, here are the reasons the company says it is the best paint in the world:

1.   It's the BEST paint for painting furniture by a long way
2.   You can use the paint by diluting it with water to make a wash to show the wood grain
3.   You can use it as an impasto ( thickly) - leave the lid off to thicken
4.   You can use it on any surface, indoors and out (the outside of our shop was painted in it- perfect!)
5.   No need to prime or prepare
6.   The colours are mixed intelligently and the web site shows how you can adapt your colours for your use
7.  It's a girls' paint, but boys can use it too
8.   It's flexible so you can be creative and change your mind
9.   The paint can be washed off your brush even when you find your brush weeks later.
10. It allows your walls to breathe so it is perfect for cottage walls
11. Extremely low VOCs so it is good for the environment
12. It doesn't form a skin on it when you leave the lid off - just add some water if it's too thick
13. Very little black is used in their manufacture so the colours are mixed with thought
14. You can paint it on walls for a soft matt effect or wax it for a polished plaster effect

I'd like to add number 15:
15.  It can be used on fabric

Oh, and 16:
16.  The colours are so gorgeous, they make for stunning gowns

... here's proof!  Continued from Part 1:

ASCP Henrietta
ASCP Louis Blue
  ASCP Napoleonic Blue             ASCP Antibes Green   
ASCP Old Ochre
ASCP Old Violet
ASCP Old White
ASCP Olive

ASCP Paloma
ASCP Paris Grey
ASCP Primer Red
ASCP Provence
ASCP Pure White
ASCP Scandinavian Pink
ASCP Versailles
Now I have no idea what to wear today, but after all these gorgeous gowns I'm off to find a gala!

Have a fantabulous day!

~~ Leanne
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  1. Fab. u. lous Thank you for this wonderful take on my colours. xx

    1. Thank you for writing, Annie! And thanks to you, I now know how to order my gowns in my closet -- Antoinette, Coco, Louis Blue, Paloma, Provence... :)


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