Come and gone! SOLD

Didn’t get a chance to post this little antique piece on the For Sale page.  Painted in Duck Egg Blue, clear and dark waxed… so sweet!

Modern Home Victoria Feature – A French Touch

A French Touch
As an avid do it yourself-er, Debra Boeyenga, proprietor of A French Touch, enjoys the process of transforming cast-off and out of fashion furniture. Making older pieces look great within a budget, and without a lot of messy prep work, can prove challenging, so when Debra came across a new paint product online, she was intrigued. After watching it on blogs for about year and a half, she jumped at the chance to try the product when it finally became available in Canada.
French Touch
The product, Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan was such a game changer for Debra that seven weeks after first trying it, she was a stockist. Read More…

Snap & Share Contest

What would you paint 
if you had a quart of every color 
and all the brushes and waxes your heart desired?

Enter the Snap & Share contest and your dream could come true!

Visit A French Touch at 1850 Oak Bay Avenue and snap a picture of yourself in front of our Chalk Paint™ display. You must upload the photo on the Annie Sloan Unfolded facebook page
 add a brief comment with shop name, location and what you love about the shop.
You can also hashtag #ASUStockistLove on Twitter and Instagram to automatically enter your photo in the contest between 11/25/13 and 12/08/13. Fans can vote for multiple entries once a day. Share your photo with friends and encourage them to vote for you.

Best Wishes! ~ Debra ~

Antique Record Cabinet Repurposed – SOLD

 This great old record cabinet sat in a second hand furniture store for a couple of years and had no takers.
Although the inside was charming, the records could only be stored without their sleeves so it limited potential buyers.  
 It could hold 50 records per shelf and still has the coordinating inventory lists inside the door (see picture at bottom)
 Avert your eyes if you cannot handle the following picture.
 We used a sawzall to remove all the dividers and rebuilt the shelves saving the charming number strips on each shelf. 
 I painted it in Arles and finished it with dark wax only. 
She is even prettier in person.  Drop by the store and see for yourself.

Annie Sloan is coming to town!

We’re thrilled to have Annie Sloan, one of the world’s most popular experts in decorative painting, join us at both our 2013 Toronto Fall Home Show (Oct. 6, 2013) and our Vancouver Home + Design Show (Oct. 19, 2013).  As one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting, Annie has been largely instrumental in the painted furniture revolution through her easy-to-approach, lively and creative attitude to painting.

Annie has developed an incredible paint brand called Chalk Paint.  Not actually meant for chalk, Annie’s Chalk Paint sticks to almost anything without any priming or sanding!  This fast-drying miracle paint can be applied to wood, concrete, metal, matte pasting, earthenware, and much more indoors or out!
Click HERE to read more.


Painting the fabric on an Antique Rocker

I was this far into painting this antique rocker before realizing I didn’t have a before picture. You have probably seen and heard that you can paint fabric with Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan.   
The fabric was in great condition, I just didn’t like the colour. 
The first coat covered beautifully. 
Two coats of Old White over the fabric and the wood, finished with two coats of clear wax. Super easy.
Here she is, all done. 
The fabric now feels like soft leather and will age beautifully and stand up to daily use.