My first INVITE!!!!!!!

August 31, 2012

Last week I attended a fabulous event hosted by the wonderful ladies at
 If you haven’t been to the Passionate Home you are missing out. It is a beautiful boutique that features beautiful vintage and vintage inspired pieces, as well as gorgeous pieces for you and your home. They also offer some amazing classes as well ex. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint classes, upholstery, jewelry making ... you can find out more HERE

Upon arrival to the event I was greeted by TPH owner Carrie and a tasty glass of wine. We were invited to take a look around the store while noshing on the most delicious treats (the watermelon salad was to die for). 

YUMMY- that is all

The event was to celebrate the new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colours and the offering of the level 2 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshops at the Passionate Home. I have to admit I am a newbie to using chalk paint. The first and only time I have used Annie Sloan so far was on the kitchen nook chairs that I posted about HERE. I was still on the fence about chalk paint when I arrived to the event but quickly learned that there are many techniques and finishes that you are able to achieve with chalk paint and I left there exciting to get on to my next chalk paint experience. Not to mention the colour options are BEAUTIFUL.

 Once everyone arrived we were given a demonstration on the different chalk paint finishes and the usage of the clear and dark waxes.
Elinor giving me a lesson on how to use the wax

Explaining the many different techniques

ELINOR and CARRIE from The Passionate Home

I have to say I was in awe with the other attendees, They were ladies who's beautiful work I have admired at many markets and on their own personal websites and blogs 
The attendees included

Kristy of ‘4 the Love of Wood’,

Jen from ‘Jentiques’ (I love her clever play on words),

Megan Neufield of ‘White Giraffe Events’ and the personality behind the monthly column
‘How'd She DIY That’ (Stimuli Online Magazine).

Super DIY’er Deb and of course Carrie and Elinor of The Passionate home along with Sydney and The super sweet Kristine from Urban Life Media to name a few!

I also have to send a big big thank you to Kristine from Urban Life Media for letting me use her images from the event and to everyone at The Passionate Home for hosting such a lovely event!!

oh I almost forgot we also received  SWAG bags that included a paint brush, create can, the new Annie Sloan Tester pots that are available at The Passionate home as well as a Loyalty card the offers you a FREE can of Annie Sloan Paint after the purchase of your 10th can. Pretty sweet!! Looking forward to my next chalk paint project.


BE sure to check out all these wonderful ladies websites you won't be disappointed!


  1. Nice!!! And the food looks just delish :-) Now, don't you just want to run chalk paint over ever.y.thing.??? I took a workshop back in January, and loved it! I have to save my pennies for all the supplies, but a little bit at a time, and I'll be colouring my world with ASLP :-)

    1. oh fun! One day I would like to take a class on all the techniques for using chalk paint. I am looking forward to my next chalkpaint project! loving all the colours, so pretty!

  2. Fun! I wish I'd been able to go, but that week was crazy!! The food looks amazing! I am going to try that watermelon/feta thing at my next party! :)

    1. OMG Rosa the Salad was delish!! I wish you could of come too. It would have been so nice to meet you! Looking forward to seeing you at the end of September



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