In The Red Living Studio

Be a STAR at 2 Colour Distressing with Annie Sloan Paint. April 27 2016

A New Workshop In The Red Living Studio!

Distressed Barn Star

These METAL BARN STARS are the perfect item to paint and explore the 2 colour distress method and finish the aging process with Dark Wax.

Of course this is done with such ease with Annie Sloan's Paint, Chalk Paint™, and Soft Wax, along with her new washable Sanding Pads!  In fact this is Annie's signature finish and has been taught for many years. Yet we are still discovering that distressing paint to achieve a time worn finish is absolutely no work or effort (or mess!) with Annie Sloan's method and quality products. Our goal here is to have great results in very little time! .. You will learn and discover and create! 


Fee: $39.00  - Studio Time: 1 1/2 Hours

18" Star and ALL supplies INCLUDED

Limited spaces available -  Dates and Sign up CLICK HERE 

Join me for this fun opportunity to workshop in the studio where you will customize your own 2 colours and transform into a distressing Star!

These stars look great in decor vignettes, on collectable gallery walls, or in the garden  .. or ... on the Barn! 

See ya in The Red Living Studio - Tony




Tony In The Red Living Studio: Stencil on Wood March 29 2016

Small Hall Table Makeover

Not allot of time around here to experiment but I have been wanting to add pattern to my projects by doing a stencil finish on wood. 

This small table was the perfect size afternoon make-over. And as always, I've already got started and, squeezed in this before shot: 

Here is Royal Design Studio's Stencil pattern Small Scrollallover (available in store at Red Living) - just seemed to be the right style for this table - I am picturing an urban modern country home.

And on the unfinished wood - Annie Sloan's Graphite Chalk Paint™ applied with a stencil brush. I love these stencils cause you measure once and let the cut out patterns on the edge guild you to match up the pattern - so easy.

After the paint is dry I used a fine sandpaper to "soften" the edges of the pattern and create more of a rustic look.

On the top, Annie Sloan's Soft Clear Wax and then Soft Dark Wax around the edges, adding bit more age and depth.

I added this Handle from our Red Living Hardware Collection to the front for interest - Even though there is no drawer this really elevated this table.

The base is Painted in Old White with a good amount of distressing to revile some wood under. Then a full coat of Soft Clear Wax  then Soft Dark Wax in the joins, creases and grooves. 

Simple - Project time 2 Hours. (excluding photo's and blogging .. add 5 minutes and get a berfore shot!) 

Grateful for the creative time and thanks for letting me share it with you .. 

Creative and Vintage Regards Tony @ Red Living