February has been an exciting month, not only did we see a groundhog, cupid and some sunshine (albeit, cold sunshine), Annie Sloan has been celebrating a significant birthday: 25 years ago, Chalk Paint® was born.
“Exactly 25 years ago, a chance meeting in Holland led me to create a new kind of decorative paint. I called it Chalk Paint® because of its velvety matt finish. I had dreamed of making this paint for many years and, in 1990, that dream finally became a reality. Now my paint is sold in over 1,250 shops and loved by millions around the world. And Chalk Paint® has come to mean so much more than paint — it represents integrity, heritage and a wonderful community of like-minded people. Chalk Paint® is Annie Sloan paint!” -Annie Sloan
Now, some of you may wonder why all of us at Mama’s Happy are so in love with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan… yes, there are other “chalk paint” brands out there. But Annie Sloan was the first. The original. If she hadn’t come up with her line of Chalk Paint 25 years ago…well, we’d rather not think about it! Her paint is so easy to use and gives such a smooth, polished look that we really couldn’t imagine a world without it. This paint has been tried, tested and so loved that many have tried to duplicate it. THAT is how good it is! Annie’s 32 colors are simply beautiful, but they’re designed so that you can mix them together to create just about any shade your heart desires. We are honored to be a certified Stockist for this wonderful line of paint and we can’t help but gush over how great it is.
If you haven’t tried Chalk Paint® yet, what are you waiting for? Come into any of our stores and take a look at the colors, grab a sample pot and give it a try! If you’re not quite so adventurous to dive right in, we have workshops to help you get started offered at all 3 of our stores. If you’d like to learn more about Chalk Paint® on your own, Annie has written several books to help guide you. She really does make it easy for us to use! And finally, if painting isn’t your thing, but you love the colors and finish as much as we do, let us do the work for you and come shop any of our stores! All you need to do is feel that smooth finish and you’ll see the difference.