Monday, March 19, 2012


My trip to New Orleans was 
Seeing Annie again and being around the stockists from all over the country was truly an inspiring time!!

Anyone that has signed up for ANNIE'S AMERICAN TOUR is going to have a fantastic time.  I wish I could bring everyone with me.   
To learn from her is like no other experience.
To hear her talk about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and her brand and the future of it was just simply amazing. 
In the weeks to come I'll share all kinds of wonderful things with you!
While I was gone my staff at ROBYN STORY DESIGNS & BOUTIQUE was busy creating some magic of their own for the store!

Scott was inspired by this piece of furniture (of course we forgot to take a before pic) that I picked up at one of my visits to an Estate Sale.

There was nothing remarkable about the piece, it needed color and something to make it pop.  I think this turned out gorgeous and I LOVE the color combination!
This was simply an old dresser made of dark wood in rough shape

A paint brush, a pot of SCANDINAVIAN PINK and ARLES along with CLEAR and DARK wax resulted in this beauty

Even though it's newly painted, it still looks like time and age have weathered away the finish a little.  Rustically charming!
Lori found this Chifferobe on Craigslist for $20, not in the greatest condition.  She took it home and found inspiration in a gorgeous Toile fabric!
(The name “chifforobe” {sometimes spelled "chifferobe"} owes its history to two words: the French chiffonier, a tall piece of furniture containing drawers, and the Old French "warderobe" or wardrobe,a closed movable closet where clothes can hang as well as have drawers)
This is painted with Primer Red ( a few areas underneath) covered by Old Ochre.  Lightly distressed in those areas for a soft reveal of color.  Clear and Dark wax were worked into this piece.
The fabric was applied with spray adhesive and a VERY sharp knife was used to cut around the detail.  Followed by dark red welting to outline the piece.
I should go away more often!!  It seems the creative juices just flow around here.  

Stop by Robyn Story Designs and Boutique to take a closer look at these lovelies and keep an eye on the BLOG for more GREAT NEWS about 


  1. Glad to hear your having so much fun Robyn!! These 2 pieces your employees created are just gorgeous!! I sent a customer over last week for some Annie Sloan Paint, but I need to get over soon and see your Beautiful shop for myself!!
    Huggs, Nancy

    PS, I am in Brandon now~

  2. Beautiful creations! and very inspiring...

  3. oh man! THese are great, but my heart belongs to the Chifferobe!! So wonderful~so happy to have found your blog, you are going right on my blog roll so I can keep up to the minute with you!