Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Hot Summer Day

Timber frame clock painted in
Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, in a custom
finish I call 'Sunset.'
I've been remiss and slow to post here on the blog.  Mostly because I have been quite busy with a new venture that will be launching next month.  Our new interiors boutique Brocante in the Barossa will open in March in Angaston, South Australia.  I'll put another post about this here in coming weeks.  But for now, if you want to see a bit of sneak preview, you can find contact details on our under-construction website,  And you can also find us on Facebook  And on Pinterest at

We are very pleased to be Annie Sloan stockists.  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Soft Wax products are amazing, expressive, and a lot of fun too.  Great to do up furniture and other items.  We attended stockist training in Melbourne earlier this month and learned how to create gorgeous effects and finishes with the products.  So versatile and in amazing colours too.  I am beginning to work with the samples I have on hand, ahead of getting the entire range and the inventory we will be selling.  Colour mixing and layering is a lot of fun and creates beautiful results too.  Like the frame of the  clock shown at top of the post, in a custom finish I call 'Sunset,' made of Primer Red and Barcelona, mixed and layered dark to light (so red to orange) for a glowing finish that was sealed with wax.
All 30 colours of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint dabbed into
our copy of the Annie Sloan Work Book.

Cool:  a snow cone on a hot day 

So we are busy at the moment.  I must be working on the largest punchlist since we were doing first phase of renovations here !  It was a hot hot summer day today.  38C.  One last day of the local country fair, the Angaston Show.  It is held right across the street from our house.  We went to go see the goings on.  And in a moment of reminiscence, I got a snow cone.  Have't had one in years.  But seemed just the right thing for a bit of cool on such a hot summer day !