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Folk Art Playhouse

by shed eleven

This playhouse was transformed with a Ukrainian Folk Tile Print and a selection of Chalk Paint® favourites by Painters in Residence, shed eleven.

Ukrainian Folk Art Playhouse by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® and lino-cut designs
Ukrainian Folk Art Playhouse by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® and lino-cut designs before

This Ukrainian style playhouse was created with an ode to Jemma of shed eleven’s partner’s Ukrainian heritage, and to help educate Jemma’s children about their multi-cultural background.

Jemma gave the roof of this playhouse a wash of Chalk Paint® in Old White. Next, she used a strong coat of Old White on the door and window box. The outside of the playhouse is painted in a mix Napoleonic Blue and Graphite, and the inside is painted in a contrasting complementary Chalk Paint® colour: Barcelona Orange.

Ukrainian Folk Art Playhouse by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® and lino-cut designs
Ukrainian Folk Art Playhouse by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® and lino-cut designs

To create the tile pattern, Jemma carved four small Lino squares of different flower designs. If you’re not confident in your lino carving abilities, you can browse Annie’s stencil collection here. Jemma printed her stencil design in Old White in a repeating pattern of 180 prints total. Finally, she applied a stencil design to the front door using the same mix as the outside base coat.

Finally, two coats of Chalk Paint® Lacquer finish the playhouse. Essential for outdoor use, Chalk Paint® Lacquer has UV protection and water resistance built in.

Ukrainian Folk Art Playhouse by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven Lino-cut heart shaped design in Chalk Paint®
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Ukrainian Folk Art Playhouse by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® and lino-cut designs
Paint swatch of Graphite Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a soft charcoal grey black

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Paint swatch of Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a rich deep cobalt blue

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Paint swatch of Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a warm and vivacious orange

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Paint swatch of Old White Chalk Paint® furniture paint by Annie Sloan, a cool soft off-white

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