Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bella B Decor for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Winners Announced!

Introducing Lynn the owner of Bella B Decor
Our  area Supplier of Annie Sloan Paint

Lynn Of Bella B Decor with Annie Sloan and Rose Wilde at The Annie Sloan 2012 Tour in New Orleans!

Annie is such an inventive and creative woman. I understand just being around her  is an exhilarating experience!
Bella B Decor Shop in Paola KS

When i was ready to create some projects after seeing all of the gorgeous pieces completed by my fellow bloggers, I did a search and found Bella B Decor! I drove out to Lynn's shop and Purchased some ASCP's. Here are some questions and answers with Lynn!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has become so popular in the design world. How did you come to hear of it and carry it in your shop Bella B Decor?

Louis Blue Chair with French Script

  Bella B Décor has evolved from my custom frame shop that I opened 8 years ago.  I was searching for paint that could be used on my custom frames to achieve truly custom finishes (especially after the economy went to pooh) and that is when I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  

Country Grey Chair with Olive and Stencil

Have you always been creative in your decorative painting and what some of your favorite techniques?

I had been using other products that were extremely labor intensive and costly.  After a few projects using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I was hooked!  

I love how easy and versatile it is to use AND the fact that you don’t have to sand, strip or prime! I also enjoy taking old worn out pieces and making them “new” again.  
The butterfly kisses window is one I painted then sandblasted the words, etc onto the glass.

Butterfly Kisses Window

 What truly inspires you as a creative entrepreneur and ?what advice can you give to the aspiring artist or emerging entrepreneur?

 During my workshops my favorite thing is watching people who thought they had no creativity realize they really can do VERY creative things.  There really is an artist inside all of us!  

I know that you have inspired me tremendously! See my pieces below painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

My Drop Leaf Desk with a combination of Emile, Old Violet, Louis Blue with A Smoked Oyster Metallic Stripe I absolutely adore this desk and it was so fun to paint!

Round Swan Table in Old White with Renaissance Gold Liquid Leaf and Garden Stool in Scandinavian Pink

Lynne you are a true entrepreneur! I can tell you I am so thrilled that you and Bella B Decor are right outside of the  Kansas City area. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Visit Lynn's website or call her at 913-294-4499  to sign up for workshops or to order Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Supplies

              Bella B Décor has many exciting things on the horizon for 2012! 

We would love to hear your comments!!

Announcing the Winners of The Cross Bottle Giveaway Courtesy of Artie from Color Outside the Lines.  and Cross Bottle Guy! They are Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 and Alison of The Polohouse!
 Contact me with your mailing info and I will forward to Artie!  Congratulations!

You will both receive $50 Certificates to use towards a Fabulous Cross Bottle in Artie's Shop!

Art by Karena


niartist said...

Yay!! Congrats to both Pam and Alison! So looking forward to seeing which bottles they choose, Karena!

Thanks to you for hosting this giveaway, and for everyone who signed up to win.

I wish I could have given $50 to everyone!

M.A.the2nd said...

Happy Easter Karena and I absolutely love this chalk paint. The piece with the Louis blue especially caught my eye. Can we get it in Australia? Hope you have had a lovely Easter break.
best wishes
Frances xxxx

M.A.the2nd said...

Happy Easter Karena and I absolutely love this chalk paint. The piece with the Louis blue especially caught my eye. Can we get it in Australia? Hope you have had a lovely Easter break.
best wishes
Frances xxxx

PURA VIDA said...

Loved reading this

YONKS said...

Another great giveaway Karena. I hope you are having a wonderful Easter!
Much love

martinealison said...

Félicitations pour l'ensemble de ces belles pièces...
Gros bisous.

Kikka said...

Congrats to the Happy winners! :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So excited to be a winner...his work looks so beautiful...I sent you an email. Thanks for the contest!!

Jules said...

I too would like to know if we can get it in Australia?!!!!!
It is just amazing!!!!! xx

Simply LKJ said...

Hope you had a Blessed Easter Karena! The pieces you painted are lovely. I really need to try that paint ASAP!

Acquired Objects said...

I know so many people that have tried this paint finish and love it. I'm dying to give it a try as well it looks fabulous.

Happy Monday!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful post about the pieces painted with ASCP! I love to see them and am always inspired. Congrats to the winner, too! I hope you have a wonderful week-xo Diana

Karena said...

Frances and Jules, I will find out whether the paint is available in Australia or where the closest place is to you that it can be ordered from....

Art by Karena

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Congrats, Pam and Alison! What a great prize!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

What a darling shop she has! I love ASCP and it looks like you've got the technique down! Great work, Karena!

Splendid Sass said...

I am in love with ASCP and fully intend on buying a few cans of the paint and wax! Annie Sloan has a well-oiled machine going, and I have seen so many beautiful pieces finished with her paint.
Great interview, and thanks for sharing!!

*Chic Provence* said...

Love the chalk paint, bien sur!

Congrats to the winners of the bottles... they are so stunning!



janet said...

Hello Karena,

I loved this post...great to relive all the exciting fun!

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Love how that drop leaf desk turned out Karena!


I really want to try Annie Sloan paint. I just found a source in Chicago.

Fashion-isha said...

Hi! Thanks for your well wishes on my blog! The painted furniture is adorable!

Mise said...

What lovely painted pieces. The paint sounds tremendous, something that lives up to its promise. I'd better get hold of some soon and catch up before people start looking pityingly at me. Happy painting, Karena!

Champagne Macarons said...

I hope you had a lovely Easter.
The chalk paint if fabulous.. all of the pieces are stunning.
Wishing you a lovely week.
xoxo, B

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great give away. Just used Annie Sloan for the first time and loved it.

Calypso In The Country said...

Congrats to the winners! I haven't used that paint yet but everyone seems to love it!

Privet and Holly said...

I've had two cans
of ASCP waiting for
me to use, on my
work table. Thank
you for the inspired
ideas to get going!

xx Suzanne

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your desk is gorgeous! i love those curvy legs!

Karena said...

For my Aussie friends, per Lynn at Bella B Decor..ASCP

"Australia is about 6 months out on having the product.
Have them check in 6 months or so."

Art by Karena

Jenn Lifford said...

Great projects! I love the window with the butterfly...great sandblasting! Have a wonderful week!
Jenn :)

niartist said...

Looks like a great store, Karena! I have never used the Annie Sloan paint, but I hear that it is the most fantastic paint on the market as far as ease of use, and finished look. I've always said that I never had anything that I could use it on ... but I'm sitting here looking at a glass case I use for a sweater cabinet in our bedroom, thinking - that might look AMAZING with a little Annie Sloan! :) Wish there was a place locally that carried it, I might have to see if Bella B will ship.

Jessica said...

The desk with the Annie Sloan paint is absolutely gorgeous!


Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Karena! What beautiful work you have done. I especially love the desk. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words.

Barbara said...

Beautiful collection of work you have here Karena! I was you think a room with panel walls could be painted with chalk paint? Would love to know your thoughts since you are far more familiar with this paint than I am. Thanks for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane...please do so again soon!

Have a great week!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Congrats to all the winners! What a creative and very pretty collection of painted pieces! I love the Paris Flea Market chair!
Very inspiring!

Jules said...

Thank you Karena I will keep my eye open and have bookmarked Annie Sloan!!!!


Sorry I missed this wonderful giveaway.....with a sick dog I am so behind in my blog reading:(

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

GREAT projects, Karena!! I really love that desk! It has a gray stripe?? What a gorgeous idea!

Diana Mieczan said...

That desk is stunning...Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, my dear. Kisses

Bring Pretty Back said...

A friend of mine wanted to redo a dresser and I told her that she NEEDED to use chalp paint! I will forward her this to her .
Great interview!
Have a pretty day!

Karena said...
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Little Miss Maggie said...

Great projects. I love the ASPC paint. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Katherine C said...

Congratulations to your winners, they are both terrific ladies!
These projects are terrific. I have never used chalk paint, but I love that Paris chair!!! xo P.S. thank you for joining in the hop

Tina said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.

I really enjoyed the interview. I have yet to try chalk paint. I do believe I am one of the few who haven't!

Congrats to your winners.

Have a great day.

vicki archer said...

Congratulations to the winners... and I love the chalk paint look... xv

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love what you did! I just bought my first can and can't wait to try it.

kim said...

Hi! I love your chalk paint! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!!!
~best, kim BTW thanks for stopping by!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have not tried the chalk paint yet. You have a great group of projects. I like the drop leaf desk and the Paris Flea Market Chair the best, but I would take any of them!

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I really appreciate you stopping by. This is a wonderful post on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I have yet to try it. I'm not sure if I can even get it in my little part of the world but I sure do enjoy seeing other creations for sure.

The Artful Diva said...

Your painted furniture is really beautiful. I especially like the stenciled chair.

Amy said...

What a wonderful interview. I'm a new Linky Follower blog hopping today with Katherine's blog hop. Whenever you have a minute, come visit me sometime, for a virtual cup of tea! I love the blue chalk paint.


Nancy said...

great post Karena!

Trisha said...

I would love to try some ASCP but there are no retailers in Idaho. Someday I will get my hands on some. Thanks for stopping by!


Dancing Branflake said...

Love that flea market chair! Wonderful pieces!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thanks so much for your visit. I'm here to look at your ASCP items, and I am amazed. I love the chalk paint. So much fun to use.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, my goal is to paint a beautiful but TOO DARK French armoire in my dining room with Annie Sloan Paris Gray paint!!!!!!! I am not sure however, if my husband will go for it!

THANK YOU KARENA for visiting my blog and Etsy shop! See my response to your convo and MANY THANKS FOR VISITING!!!! Great projects here! Anita

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

This chalk paint is truly amazing...We do some faux finishing...mainly "Sister" does. In fact she does a fabulous job and has found this very easy to work with. XO, Mona

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Bonnie said...

That window is really pretty, and I also like that chair. Great job!
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow, you really know how to mix the colors! Beautiful! And the gold is a fabulous touch.


Anne said...

How beautiful - I love all of them but your desk is magnificent!

Nice work!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your great artistic talent truly shows in all of your furniture makeovers...stunning Karena....

Congrats to the winners....amazing giveaway!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Congratulations to the winners!

I love the makeovers using Anne Sloan paint. I think you have inspired us all.


Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love Annie Sloan paint and those projects are really lovely.

ashley@decorologyblog said...

Love the Paris Flea Market chair! - ashley@decorology

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