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  • How to use the Colour Wheel to mix Chalk Paint

    How to use the Colour Wheel to mix Chalk Paint

    Can't find the exact colour you want out of the box? Mixing your own colours is easy, once you how. In this quick tutorial, Annie teaches you how to use the colour wheel to mix colours from the Chalk Paint® palette. 

  • How to hang a banner poster

    How to hang a banner poster

    This alphabet banner was made using Annie Sloan Image Medium. To hang your finished banner, you will need two half-round dowels, some string, heavy duty double sided tape, and some screw-in brass eyes.

  • Making Up Dyed Lace Curtains

    Making Up Dyed Lace Curtains

    This curtain was made with a single panel of cotton lace dyed with Chalk Paint®. The whole of the panel was used – it didn’t need lining, hemming or edging. The top of the curtain needed a firm and strong border (or header), both to look good and to attach the curtain clips.

  • How to Make a Rope Shelf

    How to Make a Rope Shelf

    This shelf is simply a scaffold plank threaded with two lengths of rope that are knotted and frayed. Rustic metal handles have been used to attach the shelf to the wall and covered with rope knotted like a plait.

  • How to Re-cover an Upholstered Footstool

    How to Re-cover an Upholstered Footstool

    Whether you’re simply covering it with plain or painted fabric, reupholstering an old footstool is an upcycling project that is fun and achievable for anyone. You can use Annie Sloan fabric or upcycle another fabric by painting or printing it with your own pattern using Chalk Paint®.

  • Making Double Fringing for Cushions and Sofas

    Making Double Fringing for Cushions and Sofas

    Annie Sloan Coloured Linens are perfect for fringing as the weft and the warp are made from different colours. This gilded sofa was upholstered in Louis Blue & Graphite fabric. The decorative trim and fringing was made with two different fabrics: Emperor’s Silk & Florence as well as Aubusson & Provence.

  • How to make your own Lampshade

    How to make your own Lampshade

    Making up a lampshade is surprisingly simple. The fun is in painting, dyeing or printing the fabric with Chalk Paint® beforehand!

  • Making up a Curtain from Strips of Fabric

    Making up a Curtain from Strips of Fabric

    These patchwork drapes are made from a set of painted and washed natural linen table runners – but you could use any fabric you like torn into wide strips (approx 40cm wide and varying in length). The fabric is sewn together with the raw edges of the linen showing. We left our drapes unlined, but you could line it.

  • How to Attach Fabric to a Wall

    How to Attach Fabric to a Wall

    This wall is covered with burlap (hessian), an adaptable and economical fabric that you can purchase in quite wide quantities, which has been painted with Chalk Paint®.

  • Making and hanging a Swedish blind

    Making and hanging a Swedish blind

    This simple Swedish blind is easy to make and quick to hang. Give it your own look by painting the fabric with Chalk Paint®. We used an Annie Sloan Coloured Linen, but you could use any fabric.

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