As it is the Easter holiday at the moment, I had expected things to be very quiet in my shop this week, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have sold lots of tins of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and stencils to customers who have set themselves up with holiday projects. The greatest surprise has been the amount of painted furniture I have sold this week, I have been pretty much cleared out! Bear in mind I am a very small concern, but even so, I have sold pieces which have been with me for a while and very excitingly, they have been items which are bold in colour or pattern. I can only put this down to the energising effect of the spring time.
My shop window was a disgrace when I left for home last night! Needless to say I spent the day furiously painting yesterday in order to have something lovely to take centre stage.
I bought this writing bureau earlier this week and a very useful piece of furniture it is too. Painted in Paris Grey and Old White, it has the Agra Stencil on the desk top. With a couple of coats of clear wax and some distressing on the edges, here it is, taking pride of place in the window.