Sunday, January 31, 2016

Annie Sloan Complete Bathroom Makeover

Complete Bathroom Makeover: More Pics Coming!

Annie Sloan Bathroom Makeover

Before / After -   Bathroom was blue and brown and dull, now, it pops with Color! 

I did a total bathroom makeover using Annie Sloan paint. The walls were done in a wash of Antibes Green. I wanted the walls to look washed out as Antibes Green is a powerful color! No prep was needed. I used about one cup mixed with 1/3 cup water on the whole bathroom walls.  It went far.  I did some darker, and some lighter.  The bathroom had been done in a blah - sky blue gloss.  Chalk paint is not gloss but it came out nicely.

Antibes Green Chalk Paint on Bathroom
Antibes Green Wash on Walls.

Note the towel rack I did in Old White, and now hang my jewelry on it.  It looks stunning with necklaces on it and I'll add a picture later.  (Pic w/ stuff hanging on it Coming) I was still unsure, and I think I was missing something. 
Anitibes Green
Pic:  I ordered mine from The Purple Painted Lady

Ah yes, the bathroom cabinet.  It was that dark ugly brown from when the cabinet was originally built. I wanted to antique it shabby white, but instead I decided to keep the green theme. 

how to use chalk paint on bathroom
The cabinet  (before) bleeehhhh

Chalk Paint Bathroom Cabinet using Old Knobs for Handles
Chalk Paint Bathroom Cabinet using Old Knobs for Handles

It looks much better in person, but it's Antibes Green, Aubusson Blue, and dark waxed.  I replaced the handles with vintage knobs.  If you want to know how to do this, I'll cover it in a future post.  Here are some knobs I just got for the kitchen cabinets.
Vintage Faucet Knobs

Chalk Paint Faucet Knobs
I added a little chalk paint distress to some of them, and covered the rusty ones with Chalk Paint.

I will also add a picture soon of the bathroom door I did with this paint, it did wonders!   Thank you Annie Sloan. I just adore your paint. It cost me $34.95 a quart and I have plenty left. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Arianna Sautariello Plum Plum Creations

Plum Plum Creations
Using ancient printmaking techniqes, artist Arianna Sautariello's work is stunning.

Featured Artist Arianna Sautariello in Venice, Italy

Finding an art studio that is perfect for the artist and represents their work is often hard to do.  It seems artist Arianna Sautariello of Plum Plum Creations in Venice, Italy has done just that.  Arianna creates beautiful handmade etchings, prints, watercolors and paintings created with true Venetian printmaking ways. 

Copperplate Etching
Linocut: Lion of Saint Mark, find it here. 

In her shop you'll find prints made with etching techniques ( linocuts and copper plate etchings) which encompass 15th Century ancient ways. Keeping this unique tradition alive today, as they were originally done in 15th Century Italy is extremely unique. All of this encapsulated in a very appropriate vintage artist studio called, " La Bottega del Tintoretto" !  

Arianna Sautariello
Arianna's Studio is available for tours! Find out more here:  Visit the Art Studio

Plum Plum Creations
Timeless Traditions:  Arianna Sautariello's Plum Plum Creations Studio is Simply Stunning
She has beautiful watercolor paintings, and drawings as well.  The small house at the top of this blog is part of her tiny house painting series, and they often sell out quickly. They are cute and adorable and well priced and all items ship to the USA.

This artist also has a keen eye for reproductions, and has created many frameable works.  In addition to all of that, she dabbles in photography, like this abandoned kitchen below !

Abandoned Kitchen Print / Arianna Sautariello

Kudos to Arianna for carrying on the work of those artists before her, but adding her own beautiful creations as well.   Support this artist by visiting her shop and sharing her works!


Visit her store +Plum Plum Creations  at

Facebook  ,  Twitter or Pinterest

Watch her Video or go to her YouTubeChannel to see more ancient printmaking techniques!

Exciting news, I'm working on a new site called Design-Swag. Check it out!
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