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Introducing Scandinavian Pink

Introducing Scandinavian Pink

On trend colours come and go but the effect they have on your home is huge! Including that colour that just transforms the whole room is something that we all want to achieve and this is made that bit more achievable with the expertise of Annie Sloan. With everything from hints and tips, to the hottest upcoming trends and technniques, Annie shares her thoughts through her monthly newsletter.

Here, she discusses how terracotta hues are being tipped as one of the strongest trends for interiors in 2017 and we have already began to see some beautifully earthy pinkish tones cropping up all over the place!

Scandinavian Pink fits this trend perfectly.  Annie shows us a couple of examples of how to get the most out of this versatile colour...  

Introducing Scandinavian Pink

This chest of drawers was started by painting the piece in Scandinavian Pink and then accents of Barcelona Orange, Florence and French Linen were added to create a textured finish, full of depth.

Introducing Scandinavian Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This piece has been given a wonderful sense of history using ChalkPaint. Started once again by painting the piece in Scandinavian Pink, distressed the paint quite heavily in areas using sanding pads, and then applied Dark Chalk Paint Wax and details of Brass Leaf. 
We love how the inside of the piece is painted in Old Ochre and a pretty pattern using Annie Sloan’s Branches Stencil in Olive and Primer Red has been added. 

Scandinavian Pink is inspired by traditional colours found in Swedish interiors from the past. In some places this colour would have originally been a deep red oxblood and has faded to this beautiful colour over the years.

The most eagle eyed amongst you might have spotted another colour that has featured heavily in these projects, both in the background, and also on the pieces themselves...Graphite!

Introducing Scandinavian Pink

Pink and black is not a colour combination that we are normally drawn to, but using the background of a black wall to make a piece of painted furniture pop really works!      

The above piece by a fellow Chalk Paint stockist in Lisbon, Portugal, Atelier Auténtico is painted in Graphite and a mix of Scandinavian Pink and Old White, it looks amazing right?

We have everything you need for your next DIY upcycling project! Drop into the store of check out our online store for all your Chalk Paint needs!



Introducing Two BRAND NEW Workshops!

We are thrilled to bring you two brand new workshops this month, we already cover a vast array of tasks and projects in our existing workshops. However, starting March 19th, we will host our very first Rustic Wood Plank Clock Workshop.

We will bring you through the step by step process to create this aged looking rustic clock which really adds character to the home. All materials are included (excluding clock mechanism) and we have had the wood cut-outs custom made specifically for these workshops. You can find full details here!

 

The second of the new workshops being introduced this month is the Canadian Flag Sign Making workshop. Let your patriotic side takeover and show your pride to create your very own 22” Wood Flag to add to your décor all year round.

Once again, all materials will be included so all you will need to show off your Canadian spirit is your two hands and a willingness to get them dirty! You can find full details here

We are also constantly adding new dates to our existing workshops so be sure to check out our webpage for updates! 

Win Your Hearts Desire Winner!

Win Your Hearts Desire - February 2017
February was the month of LOVE and we wanted to celebrate with our 'Win Your Heart's Desire'. So we gave you, our loyal customers and friends red hearts with every purchase in-store and the opportunity to label anything valued $100 and less with these personalized hearts. At the end of the month we had so many entries and the lucky red heart to be picked out as our winner was Claire.
 
We are thrilled that Claire's hearts desire was a Basic Upholstery Workshop which she will attend for free, congratulations Claire!
 
February may be the month of love but love is an emotion we feel all year round. This beautiful video shows the power of love and the need to show others around us love all year round, not just for the month of February! 

Our Second #TPHMakeover Winner!

We were delighted to choose Bev as the winner of our second #TPHMakeover winner. This beautiful old cabinet was just waiting for some TLC to reinvigorate it and change it into a standout piece in the home.

Bev - February Monthly Makeover Winner

We decided on a coastal effect with a dusty style blue/green colour. We were so excited to see how the finished article would look and it did not disappoint! You can see how the bright colours really transform this from a dreary looking side piece to an energetic, attention grabbing cabinet!  

Bev - #TPHMakeover Winner February

We really love how the finished piece looks and we were delighted to see another smiling face leaving our store with her newly up-cycled cabinet!

Let us know what you think of the transformation in the comments and don't forget, there is still time to enter #TPHMakeover contest for March, just follow the instructions here!

You can also purchase all the materials necessary, like Chalk Paint, to complete a project like this of your own on our online store!

 

Win Your Heart's Desire Contest

Win Your Heart's Desire Contest

Our 'Win Your Heart's Desire' Contest Is BACK!

February is the month of LOVE and we are celebrating with our 'Win Your Heart's Desire' contest.

Entering to win 'Your Heart's Desire' is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

  1. Come into the store and make a purchase and receive red hearts
  2. Write your name and phone number on the red hearts.
  3. Attach it to anything in the store valued at $100 or less for your chance to win that item. 

The contest runs from February 1 - 28, 2017. We will announce the random winner the following week.

What is your heart's desire? Visit soon!

Our First Winner of the Monthly Makeover Contest!

Our First Winner of the Monthly Makeover Contest!

We are so pleased that Andrea was the first winner of monthly #TPHMakeover contest, and even more thrilled with how her grandmother's stereo cabinet turned out!

 The cabinet needed some love to bring it into today's decor and we decided to use Old White and Paris Grey Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. 

refinishing cabinet monthly makeover contest

We painted the entire piece with Old White and used a wash of Paris Grey overtop and slightly distressed it. We like to use a very little amount of water preferring to use a wet rag to do the wiping.

We removed the old fabric from around the speakers to reveal the wood that we painted with Graphite paint quite thick, creating lots of texture.

For the finishing touch, we used white wax to enhances and highlights the texture. 

We love how it turned out and we're super excited to have Andrea see it.

Let us know what you think of the transformation in the comments below, enter again to be our next winner on February 15! Details on how to enter are here.

 

New Year, New You: The Passionate Home Sponsors The Total Makeover Challenge

New Year, New You: The Passionate Home Sponsors The Total Makeover Challenge

Life is so busy that we often forget to look after ourselves and it is not easy to make changes like health and fitness without some support.

At The Passionate Home, believe in supporting and encouraging personal development. That is why we have decided to sponsor the Total Makeover Challenge by Shape Your World. This group is inspiring and supportive and celebrates the participant. They are helping people create a beautiful life. 

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Donate to Critter Care at Christmas

Donate to Critter Care at Christmas

Meet "PASSION" and his brother "IMPACT". The Passionate Home and my good friend Deborah, owner of Impact Marketing International, have teamed up to sponsor these two loves currently being looked after by the wonderful volunteers at Critter Care Wildlife Society right here in Langley.  Read more
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