Friday, April 19, 2013

Antiques, Home Decor and Garden Show in Monument

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Come out and join Shades of Amber at the Tri-Lakes Women's Club 37th Annual Pine Forest Antiques, Home Decor, and Garden Show and Sale!

The Pine Forest Antiques Show originated in the earliest days of the Tri-Lakes Women's Club.  The club began selling small handmade items and holding home tours to raise funds for community support.  These early efforts have grown into one of the club's major fundraisers.

Stop by to check out our booth featuring painted furniture, home decor accessories, and Chalk Paint® demos.  
Come support a great local cause and enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Annie Sloan on TV

Take a minute this morning to watch Annie Sloan create her magic with Chalk Paint® right in your own living room!  Annie will be appearing on Home & Family this morning on the Hallmark Channel! Watch her update this chair, fabric and all.  Click the link below to check out the details.  Tuesday morning 10a/9c 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Annie Sloan, New Orleans, and Inspiration

It was such an incredible treat to spend the entire week last week in New Orleans with the one and only Annie Sloan!  She is the real deal, the creator of Chalk Paint®  Words cannot express how inspiring she is and what a truly genuine person she is.  I came home with pages and pages of notes full of new ideas, dreams, and ideas that I can't wait to get to work on and share with all of you!

Annie worked with us on creating style boards for our shops, giving a fascinating presentation on different design styles.  Here are just a few photos that made their way to my style board

Annie challenged us to really focus in on our design style and really define who we are and why.  With that said, we will be changing things up a bit around here, starting with our weekly link party.  My head is literally spinning with new ideas, now the challenge becomes getting them out my head and into the store and onto the computer screen!  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Quite Simply...Beautiful Things Link Party

WOW!  I am so excited to be in New Orleans with 300 of my fellow Chalk Paint® Stockists!!
We are all here with the wonderful Annie Sloan herself for our annual meeting, more training, lots of business info, and tons of FUN!

I can't wait to share everything, but while I am busy taking notes, let's start the link party, shall we?

Susan at Simply Stone Creek shared this lovely little empire chest that she gave a fresh spring facelift using Luckett's Green Milk Paint.  Fabulous job Susan!
Take a look at this mid-century modern piece that Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies recreated.  She used Paris Grey, a little Old White, and some beautiful photography from a friend and look at the result!  Simply stunning, Danielle, thanks for sharing!
It's time to Link Up this week!

Please share in our Link Party, here are the details:

1.  Feel free to share all your beautiful things! If you are linking painted pieces, they MUST be painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint ONLY

2.  Please post a permalink to your post only, not your entire blog.

3.  Please help spread the word about our weekly Linky Party- Grab our button on the sidebar.

4.  Party closes on Thursday, April 4th at 11:59 pm. We will pick more people to feature.

Start Linking!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Shades of Amber GIVEAWAY!!

Exciting things are happening at Shades of Amber and we want to share with a GIVEAWAY!!  

Win a $75 gift certificate to Shades of Amber!  

Can you guess the theme of our new room?!