Oct 3, 2013

We're thrilled to have Annie Sloan, one of the world's most popular experts in decorative painting, join us at both our 2013 Toronto Fall Home Show and our Vancouver Home + Design Show.

Annie has developed an incredible paint brand called Chalk Paint; this fast-drying miracle paint can be applied to wood, concrete, metal, matte pasting, earthenware, and much more indoors or out!

DIY: Stenciled Wall

To achieve this stenciled style, be random.  Overlap using several colors on top of one another, and mix the colors on the roller tray with a sponge roller (Color Recipes, 94-97).  


  1. Pour two colors into a roller tray.  Roll the roller into the pain so half is covered by one color, and the other half by another color.  
  2. Place the stencil on the wall and roll the paint over random parts of the stencil.  Move the stencil around and continue to do this.    
  3. Next, pour two different colors in the roller tray and stencil the wall again with the new colors randomly.  "Trust your gut feeling to make the design more overlapped and denser" - Annie Sloan
  4. When you are done the wall, you may leave it as is, or give it a wash of Old White Chalk Paint to make the design subtler.  Wet a large brush before dipping it into the white paint. 
  5. With a damp sponge, wipe the surface to blend and lighting the design. 
  6. Let dry, and enjoy! 
This project and more can be found in Annie's awesome book Color Recipes for Painted Furniture.  You could WIN a copy of Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and more

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