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Wood Plank Tabletop : Techniques with Annie Sloan Paint and Chalk Paint™ Wax

 The possibilities of finishes that you can create with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ all start with the knowledge of playing with the texture of the paint - thinning with water or thickening with air. The excitement grows as you explore these two possibilities when combined with the best tools -  your Annie Sloan brushes.  This is the foundation of my ever popular in - store Workshop, Chalk Paint 101 Annie Sloan Techniques.  With hands on learning you can master Annie's signature techniques and make them your own, develop a painting style, and then of course taking those rules and breaking them in the spirit of creativity.   After teaching more than 40 of these workshops over the last 5 years, I always...

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Decorate with Coastal Blues

In our window at Red Living Courtenay we are showing several of Annie Sloan's Blues mixed into a room setting. All the colours of the our ever-changing coastal waters ...   Chateau Grey walls with Provence watercolour wash using Annie Sloan's #60 Flat Brush  Napoleonic Blue Antique Trestle Table with Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax     Duck Egg Blue Bench with White Chalk Paint™ Wax   Paint fearlessly with a collection Blues !   Here to inspire creativity in decorating  xo Tony @ Red Living       

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Opening RED LIVING's SECOND LOCATION!

BIG NEWS!   Red Living's SECOND location is OPENING SOON! - BEGINNING  DECEMBER 2016-  We are bringing all the goodies that has made our shop on 5th Street in Downtown Courtenay the place to be over the last 7 years, to the big city of Nanaimo. Our New LOCATION is On the Boardwalk at 5299 Rutherford Road (formally "The Quilted DucK") sneak peek :   I am so Excited about the new space, with loads of character, and all the potential to offer our brand of style. As you know - with repeat visits to Red Living over time and the inspiration unfolds. We have been very busy indeed with painting, trimming, and fixture building along with dreaming of what the upcoming seasons with bring....

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Autumn Window 2016

Here at Red Living, a change in season welcomes new colours, patterns .. and of course ideas. From sourcing a few vintage finds to picking up the perfect new textile, it always comes together with Annie Sloan's Brilliant Colour pallet of Chalk Paint™.  Here is an autumn interior style story in the Red Living window! ... Colour geeks unite with the introduction of Annie Sloan's new colour, Giverny, we now have strong and vibrant blue. Here is what Annie Sloan says about Giverny "Giverny is a bright, cheery, clean, cool blue in the Annie Sloan palette. It is near the greener range of blues, without any red in it. It is a perfect colour for a modern contemporary palette, and looks great with bright,...

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New Black and White Chalk Paint™ Wax from Annie Sloan

The endless finishes you can create with Annie Sloan's incredible paint, Chalk Paint™, just got even more endless as we now have 2 new products in store and online, Chalk Paint wax in Black and White!                    As soon as I saw these 2 products a few months back I could not wait to get my hands on them and start creating new finishing ideas and applying them to all of the colours in the Chalk Paint™ pallet. Coloured waxes add incredible interest to your paint work and grabs into the details of your carved or turned woodwork.   First up is WHITE Chalk Paint™ Wax :              ...

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