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Published November 4th 2020
A crafty morning to turn trash from treasure and more
A piece of unique furniture with a story to tell is always popular in the interior design world. Is there an unloved chair or cupboard sitting in your house & looking a bit worn down? Have you wanted to paint it and give it a new life but never got the time? Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® could be the answer for you. Annie Sloan is a British artist who developed her own brand of Chalk Paint® in 1990. It is meant to be used on furniture without the need for sanding or priming. It is a game-changer as well as a time-saver. This paint sounds like a godsend but I have never seen this paint in Adelaide until I discovered Gitanjali in Walkerville.
Gitanjali window display with upcycled furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®
Gitanjali is one of the only two stockists of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Not only you can buy the Annie Sloan paint, wax, brushes, stencils and even books from them, but you can also see, touch and feel the finished products painted with the Chalk Paint® displayed instore. There you will find a few upcycled furniture painted from gorgeous baby pink (Antoinette), serene turquoise (Provence) to uplifting yellow (Arles).
A wide range of colous to be chosen from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. This colour of this cupboard is Florence.
Another good news is that Gitanjali runs Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshop. Running on Saturday mornings every month, this sold-out event will teach you the basics of a few different techniques that make your upcycled furniture sing. All paint including the complete colour range and tools required to complete your pieces will be provided. Just bring your small project with you. At the end of the 4 hours workshop, you will be a proud owner of a newly completed recycled furniture or keepsake. Refreshments & tea will be provided to keep you energised.
The Chalk Paint® workshop is held in the back of the shop.
We all know that starting a new craft project means buying the tools and materials and researching the how-to before the fun begins. This painting workshop will take all the guesswork and preparation out of the way. You can jump straight into the fun part. On top of this, workshop participants will also enjoy a 10% discount off all paints & products on the day in case you become addicted to turning trash to treasure. Now imagine a new talking point, a handmade piece made by you that you can tell a story next time when guests arrive. Why not sign up this workshop or gift it as a Christmas present?
You will be spoilt with the choices and colours of these handmade quilts.
Apart from the painting workshop, Gitanjali is one of a kind homeware, gift & furniture store. The owner's motto is to bring Adelaide what she has discovered with excitement during her travel adventures. My first visit got me back again and again as I found myself teleported somewhere in another world where colours collided with culture and more. Think a room full of colourful handmade quilts with embroidered stitches from India, exotic kimono wraps that make working from home sexy, Spanish terracotta bowls, super cute floating ceramic kois and tea towels with quotes that make you laugh. Give it a visit and you will be surprised.