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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, Dec 1 2016 04:47PM

With the holidays right around the corner, I've been thinking about why some houses work so well for a party. It's not the holiday-themed decor or even the food or drink, because if the party is really good, few remember those details.

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The best parties are the ones where there are lots of places for wandering, for hanging out, for intimate conversations and for talking to new people. Your house might not be laid out for entertaining on a daily basis, but you can always rearrange the furniture to make it more party-friendly. And while you're at it, since it's a given that everyone always ends up in the kitchen, it's also a good idea to look for ways to spread the food and bar tables into other rooms to encourage people to mingle.

By Chris, Oct 12 2015 12:59PM

SPACE PLANNING

Space planning is one of the most effective ways to enjoy a room in the manner that you have set. Maintaining as much separation as possible between these two spaces is key. I think it helps to pretend you have an imaginary line running down the middle of the room and nothing can cross over. This allows for both areas to function properly, and wont let one get in the way of another. Which of these two areas will you potentially be using more? Separate it accordingly. Planning out the room properly will alleviate stress later on. Trust me.

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