Oct 14, 2013

Don’t miss Annie Sloan at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, happening this Thursday to Sunday at BC Place Stadium. Annie is looking forward to her visit so much so that she is giving away some of her coveted Chalk Paint™products right here on our blog!

DIY enthusiasts can enter here to win a prize pack from Annie Sloan Unfolded, featuring two cans of Chalk Paint™, clear wax, a large brush and Annie’s book, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations. Enter this giveaway and you’ll also be automatically in the running to win a number of prizes from other top exhibitors and sponsors.

Before you go paint happy with your new prize, let’s get to know Annie. Annie is a pioneer of the painted furniture revolution with her easy, lively and creative approach to painting. She shares the “how-tos” of DIY painted furniture through her books, workshops and exclusive paint collection Chalk Paint™, a specially designed decorative paint for furniture, walls and floors. With over 40 years of painting experience under her belt, Annie has developed her products through her knowledge of paint, pigments and art history.

We caught up with the painting expert herself to get the scoop on this season’s design trends and her favourite tricks of the trade. 

Name one thing any homeowner can do to instantly perk up their pad for under $100.

Paint the furniture of course! In fact, a pot of paint and some wax goes a very long way. You could paint a dresser, a chest of drawers, a chair or even a small side table.

What is your favourite design trick?

My favourite design trick is to paint the floor or the furniture. It makes such a huge difference! Painting the furniture is incredible because all that dingy brown goes away. Instead of having a mish mash of different types of wood, painting the furniture can unify the space.
What trends and colours are you majorly into for Fall 2013?

More blue and green combinations are going to be big this fall. A stunning bright blue looks amazing on vintage 20th century furniture.


For more design tips and tricks catch Annie on the HGTV Main Stage at the Vancouver Home + Design Show on Saturday Oct. 19 at 11AM and at 5PM. Purchase your tickets online today and save $3 off regular adult admission.

Don’t forget to enter to win the Annie Sloan Unfolded prize pack. Click here for more giveaways from the Vancouver Home + Design Show, Stay in touch with Annie Sloan Unfolded on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. You can also check out the Annie Sloan Unfolded website and blog for more information.