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By Chris, Jul 24 2017 02:36PM

Annie Sloan, creator of Chalk Paint®, shares her tips

Paint and color expert and inventor of Chalk Paint®, Annie Sloan, shot by Harriet Matthews. Image courtesy of Julia Duke at Susan Becher & Associates/Annie Sloan.

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DIY novices, fear not: refurbing your furniture is much simpler than you may think. Repainting a dresser, bookshelf, or mirror doesn't have to be an arduous task, and can be tackled in a weekend afternoon with decorative paint. Upon graduating from art school, fine artist and decorative designer Annie Sloan, creator of Chalk Paint®, was looking for a quick and easy paint that could be used in a myriad of ways, and when she couldn't find what she needed, she set out to create it herself. "I wanted to be able to paint a piece of furniture or a wall and then wax it to create a beautiful effect, similar to the finishes used in grand houses in Europe. I just wanted the process to be simple. I also wanted to be able to add water to the paint to create washes, or to use it thickly to create texture," Sloan says.

By Chris, Jun 3 2015 06:52PM

Picking out a sofa that fits your style can be more challenging than many realize. The 5000 series by Smith Brothers makes the process a little easier by having the option of 2 different sized sofas, love seats, chairs, and sectionals of every configuration. Once you decide what kind of piece you want, the 5000 series actually allows you to pick the arm style, base style, and back style.

Smith Brothers of Berne also offers over 800 fabrics and 80 top-grain leathers for the 5000 series and special orders are delivered within 35 days!

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