Many folks know that Annie Sloan Unfolded is headquartered in New Orleans. You may not be aware that Barb Skivington, (Director of Education and Customer Support) and I are located at Unfolded Studio, in High Point, NC. When Barb joined us in November, she and I began redesigning her former Faux Works Studio. We’ve been painting everything and creating a space where our Stockists come to learn, play with products, and ultimately, get totally inspired!
Recently, one of my daughter’s coworkers named Mark visited the Studio because he heard that I had created my new workspace out of used palettes. He was beyond impressed with it, and the floor that Barb had previously painted and stenciled with Chalk Paint® decorative paint.
Mark left loaded with borrowed stencils, Old White Chalk Paint, and bursting with ideas for the focus wall behind his bed. He jumped on the project and finished it in just a day!
Check out what Mark created. Mind you, this is his first such endeavor!
While we were taking photos, new ideas emerged. Mark is going to look for two tiny low-voltage up-lights to place down inside the palettes. That should create a cool glow at night! Plus, he had already found tree stumps to create side tables. Check them out above. Just wondering how he is going to carry them up two flights of stairs! He’s going to clean them up and add some Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax. Nice!
On my way out into the evening, I spied some of Mark’s clay artwork from school. I was enthralled! This appears to be one cool, large fish…
But no, look at the interchangeable lips!
My favorite was this one…
And there was more,
with a bit of IKEA thrown in…
I can’t wait for Mark to share the final touches to his room. And, now he’s inspired to use French Linen Chalk Paint to refinish his good quality, but boring oak master bath cabinets!
It’s so rewarding to inspire others. Not to mention a guy’s guy with artistic talent and a creative eye!