“Posh” Pink Paint Stirs Speculation!

It is hard to believe that three unsuspecting pots of paint could cause such controversy!  Meet Antoinette, Emile and Henrietta

Posh Pink Paint Trio

Apparetly these “posh paints” quietly made their way to Anmer Hall, the current home to the expectant couple of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from the Annie Sloan Shop in Oxford–or so it was thought.

It now turns out that this painterly trio somehow spilled the goods to Sebastian Shakespeare of the U.K.’s Daily Mail fueling speculation that Kate Middleton may be expecting a baby girl.  Since his first report “Does this posh pot of paint mean Kate’s having a girl?”  news and conjecture has spread across the continent and the pond.

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Source:  Mirror U.K.

It is no surprise that Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan appeals to the royals–what with its rich pigments, historic color palette and being known to many as “the best paint in the world.”  However, up until now no one attributed divination qualities to this high end brand!

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While Annie Sloan is being mum on the subject—neither confirming or denying the location of her happy hues, the speculation continues.  I for one, am REALLY interested in which color the royals prefer, will it be Antoinette?

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Work by Annie Sloan, photography by Christopher Drake

“A soft pale pink that takes inspiration from the dusky wall colors and decorative pieces of 18th century French interiors.”

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Work by Annie Sloan, photography by Christopher Drake

Could it be Emile? “A color used first by artists and then in decorative work, finding its beginnings in bohemian Paris.”

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Work by Annie Sloan, photography by Christopher Drake

How about Henrietta?  “The Grand Tours of the 18th century brought this color into the finest houses of Europe as part of gentle neoclassical schemes.”

While the jury is still out on weather Prince George will have a baby brother or sister, there is no doubt that Annie Sloan rules as the Queen of Color and that her Chalk Paint® truly befits royalty.

 

Pearl Plaster In Stock!

We are proud to announce that Artisan Enhancements Pearl Plaster is now available at Sea Rose Cottage!

Pearl plaster is a low VOC coating that can be used on walls, furniture and on sealed concrete to achieve an opulent luxurious finish.

Pearl plaster can be painted, rolled, troweled or floated directly onto a surface for varying effects.

If used on wood, it can be dry-brushed onto the surface, tinted with paint, or applied through a stencil.

 The finish resembles velvet with a shimmering pearlescent quality.

Pictured below are 4 examples of Pearl Plaster with paint and dark wax.

 Photo Courtesy of Artisan Enhancements, Work by Michelle Delgado

The Top 2 samples show Pearl Plaster stenciled over a graphite painted base with dark wax applied over the finish.

The Bottom Left sample is Pearl Plaster dry-brushed over a graphite painted base and then finished with dark wax.

The Lower Right shows a natural wood base, Pearl Plaster applied first and then graphite paint dry-brushed over top.  The wood finish was also sealed with dark wax.

Pearl Plaster, like other Artisan Enhancement products,  is designed with both beginners and experts in mind.  It is easy to use, easy to clean up and earth-friendly.

Best of all, it creates a beautiful, shimmering and professional finish!

Pearl Plaster is now in stock at Sea Rose Cottage and will be added to our online store offerings soon.  In the meantime, to purchase please come by the shop, order by phone or simply use the “add to cart” button below to place an order online.

 

Pearl Plaster is sold in quart containers with approximately 100 square feet of coverage.

Happy Painting!