Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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Don't Forget - We have PERMANENTLY lowered our

Jeanne and Chris Ireland sent us these pictures from their home/workshop in Ocala, Florida.  Jeanne, who has always loved refinishing furniture, read about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint online and found out that she had her own supply of paint available to her through Robyn Story Designs here in Tampa.  She gave us a call at the store, chatted with Lori for a while and learned about the paint and our workshops.  She promptly signed up Chris, her husband, to come take the workshop and soak up all information.

Chris came, had a great time, learned all 6 finishes and returned home with a nice 'care package' of paints for Jeanne.  Both she and Chris returned just a couple of weeks ago to check out all the other colors available, see more finished pieces at the store first hand and left with several more pots of paint.  Jeanne had visions of projects she wanted to complete with her new colors.   As you can tell by the pictures, they've been busy ever since!!

All of this as a result of an online article, a phone call, a workshop, a trip to Tampa and lots of inspiration.  Thanks for sharing Jeanne and Chris, it's been a pleasure getting to know you both. 

If their tables have you wondering if you can do the same thing.....you can, come check out the paints at the store, give us a call and we'll talk you through it or sign up for one of our workshops!! 
Old White and Paris Grey, Clear and Dark Wax
Paris Grey and Old White
Graphite was used on Polka Dot Table.   Above table had Old Ochre and Old White


  1. Beautiful pieces, Robyn! Half the fun of visiting here tonight was seeing the different pieces and reading about the different applications used on them. Love them all...but I am particularly fond of the first and second piece. I am really liking that Duck Egg Blue-which looks quite green to me...but then what do I know?;>) Have a great night--xo Diana

  2. I'd also love to win this paint and give furniture refinishing a try. Beautiful pieces that you have refinished. I love the first piece with the brown natural top and braided trim. I'm a newbie to blogs and lovin it~

  3. Great ideas! I have a set of stacking tables that I have been making plans for and I cannot wait until I have the time to start putting those plans into action! I especially love the Provençe color and will be using that on some projects too.

    ~ Tracy

  4. Hi I'm a new follower and will be visiting your store next weekend July 2nd! You're just right down the road from me :) hoot hoot !!!



  5. I enjoy seeing all of the projects. It gives me some ideas for when I win the paint. :)

  6. Love the new shipping and the great lowered price! Thanks for such a super giveaway. ~~

  7. Thanks so much for the amazing offer, I'm registering and hoping to win :)

  8. Just started following you and Blue Creek...I'd love to win so I can redo an antique dresser I salvaged last year - it still has the strike-plates and the key! She just needs some love. :)

  9. My oh my! What gorgeous transformations. I am going to have to get my hands on some of that paint! :)

  10. I am getting anxious to try this paint. You have so many creative ways in which to use it. I am happily a new follower!

  11. I can't wait to try it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the giveaway, I'm following both blogs!

  12. Oh how I want to try and find this paint in my area love the way it turns out!

  13. I haven't been to your store yet, but have decided to bring a few other friends along so they can purchase the miracle paint for themselves as well.
    After that we'll share all our Before and After pics with friends and blog sites...
    We'll be coming in a few days. Please, have white paint.