Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Annie Sloan to CeCe Caldwell’s Paints: A Surprising Journey!

So there is some good news and some bad news…
 
For those of you who have been following us from the beginning of our crazy adventure, starting our little shop on the Commons, you know that it was always our intention to sell eco-friendly furniture paint, conduct workshops/classes on how to use it, and also be the place you could buy it from. We found the most wonderful product and we used it for a long time before the store was even a twinkle in our eye. It is called Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Then we were happy to get the go ahead to carry this wonderful product in our store! But alas, in the end, for a number of reasons, it didn’t end up working out.  This is the bad news.
 FUNKY FRESH ALERT: Annie Sloan Old White underneath
CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green look to be rustic perfection.

Enter the good news! We soon found another product that had similar features and all the pieces fell right into place. Owner Kristina believes in signs! CeCe Caldwell’s Natural Chalk + Clay Paint is 100% NATURAL….did you hear that, no VOC’s! It comes in a plethora of spectacularly funky colors (36 of them!), is so ridiculously easy to use, and completely inspiring! It has so many possibilities, looks, finishes. From shabby chic, to rustic, to elegant polish, to modern pop! Natural earthy hues to vibrant pigments. We knew right away that Ithacans would fall head over heels in love with this product just like we did. And we are SO thrilled to announce that
 
WE ARE OFFICIALLY RETAILERS OF CECE CALDWELL’S PAINT!!!

We currently have our first supply in the store and we are able to sell it by the quart.  We will let you know when our official display is up, and when smaller size paint containers will be available. And yes, this means that we are FINALLY going to be having those workshops we dreamed of and trust YOU are as excited about that as we are. We can’t wait to tell you SO much more about this amazing product!

 IN TRANSITION: Layer of Annie Sloan Old White

But just in case there is any doubt, we gladly go on record to say that we still love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too, the product that ignited our passion for painted furniture design. We will continue to direct folks up north to our friend, Tricia Kuntz aka The Purple Painted Lady, in Palmyra, to quench their thirst for beautifully artistic shops carrying Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. And that is where we will continue to personally buy the paint as we decide to use it in the future. If you would like to get a taste of what our friend, The Purple Painted Lady has up her sleeves; we encourage you all to attend her one-day only Barn Sale and Junk Jubilee! It is coming up soon, Saturday September 22nd from 10am-5pm in Palmyra. Check out The Purple Painted Lady on Facebook for more details.
   BEFORE it was simply some Funky Junk

Throughout this post is a picture of a blue green chair that Kristina just finished and is now available in the store. The first layer of Annie Sloan Old White with the finishing layer of CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green wonderfully symbolizes beautiful beginnings, a spectacular finish, and a perfect result. The journey continues!

2 comments:

Tara said...

So I'm wondering - does it work like the Annie Sloan where you don't have to prime or do much prep work to the surface? Also, does Annie Sloan have VOCs in the wax? Thanks!!

Miranda Cross said...

Cece Caldwell paints do not need to be sanded and primed either. I'm not sure if Annie Sloan wax has VOCs though.

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