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Décor Transfers

It has been a while since my last post on here. Some how life took over despite being locked down for several months. So what is new? We have a new range to offer you in our shop, which you can also order on line. Décor Transfers from Redesign with Prima. Take a peek at the designs here.
These are a very simple and easy way to add a real WOW! factor to a piece of furniture. Actually you are not just limited to furniture,they can be used on walls, doors, small projects alike.

First lets have a look at how to use Décor Transfers. Just three easy steps.

Step 1
To begin make sure the area you are applying the transfer to is clean and free of any debris. For best results make sure the surface is primed and has an even surface.Take a dry cloth and clean off / dust off the area.

Step 2
Position the transfer where you like to apply it, using masking tape to secure and help keep the transfer in place. Remove the ptrotective sheet and place it on to the surface. Use a transfer tool or the supplied applicator to rub the design on to the surface. Note: Depending on the transfer design and complexity, you may have to rub the transfer with moderate force.Be sure to rub evenly all over the design to ease the release of the transfer.

step 2 apply transfer

Step 3
Once done gently remove the acetate protector sheet to reveal the transferred design. If any pieces did not transfer, position the sheet back onto the surface and rub again. To extend the life of your tansfer you may want to a water based sealer or a clear wax sealant.

step 3 finished item

Below you will find some do’s and don’ts which should prove useful. Above all have fun transforming your furniture and home.

Applying decor transfers do’s and don’ts

Annie Sloan Oxford Navy Chalk Paint™

Annie Sloan recently launched two new chalk paint™ colours in France. Athenian Black and Oxford Navy. So lets say hello to Oxford Navy!

Oxford Navy is an inky, traditional navy blue which evokes the strong, august blue of academic insignia and fountain pens, as well as the rich pigment indigo blue so synonymous with traditional Indian block printing.

This classic but contemporary kitchen has been given a new lease of life with a lick of Chalk Paint™ in Oxford Navy. A fresh coat of Chalk Paint™ is an excellent alternative to redoing your entire kitchen, and as demonstrated here, the end result is fresh, smart and beautiful. Just be sure to use Chalk Paint™ Wax or Lacquer to protect and seal the paint. Apply Chalk Paint™ in thin layers to shiny surfaces such as melamine kitchen cabinets, although wooden surfaces such as these cupboards and kitchen caddy will not require any special measures.

The Oxford Navy parts of this kitchen have been lacquered using Matt Chalk Paint™ Lacquer for an understated, velvety finish. When using Chalk Paint™ Lacquer over darker Chalk Paint™ colours be sure to apply in thin coats to avoid any cloudiness. The floor has been painted in Chalk Paint™ in Versailles and then lacquered in Gloss Chalk Paint™ Lacquer for contrast.

Oxford Navy side table
Oxford Navy side table

This side table was painted with Oxford Navy Chalk Paint™. The lamp base was painted in Old Violet. We think it makes a very nice statement piece.
Don’t forget you can buy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in France from La Deuxième Chance either in our shop or order chalk paint on line.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Oxford Navy
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Oxford Navy

Annie Sloan Athenian Black Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan Athenian Black
Annie Sloan Athenian Black

Introducing a new colour from Annie SLoan. For a long time people have been asking for a true black and here it is. There has always been Graphite in the Annie Sloan range which many people think of as a black. However Graphite is really a slate grey and not a true black. Athenian Black is a true, deep black developed to reflect the opaque figures and dramatic silhouetted shapes painted on Ancient Greek ceramics.

Stool in Athenian Black
Stool in Athenian Black

Annie was inspired by the huge collection of Ancient Greek pottery at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to create this opaque pitch black colour. Athenian Black has been designed with an opulence of pigment in order to suggest impenetrable shadow, like the black used to render silhouetted figures on terracotta coloured clay ware in Classical times.

The seat of this IKEA stool was first painted in Chalk Paint™ in Arles, then painted with Athenian Black, then sealed with Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax. Annie then used an artist’s knife to scratch out a Greek-style likeness of a dog, revealing the Arles beneath the black. She then brushed away the scraped off paint and Waxed to finish and protect.

Bed paint in Athenian Black
Bed paint in Athenian Black

This baroque bed frame is the perfect stage for the pitch-black pigment-packed drama of Chalk Paint™ in Athenian Black. The colour has been allowed to take centre stage in this otherwise neutral room. Just two coats of Chalk Paint™ and a coat of Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax over the entire piece to protect and perfect for years of nights to come. The bed side table is an IKEA stool which has been upcycled with Country Grey and Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax.

The wall has been painted in a rough-luxe technique, using neutrals and greens from the Chalk Paint™ palette, incuding Olive, Versailles, Aubusson Blue on a base of Old White.
The floors are painted with Versailles and finished with Matt Chalk Paint™ Lacquer.

To purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in France