Since Chalk Paint® adheres to almost any surface – indoor and out – and there’s rarely a need to sand or prime, it really is the best way to DIY!
Most times, prep consists of simply cleaning and dusting off your surface before painting. If you do, however, need to remove loose paint, rust, or other surface debris, Annie Sloan Sanding Pads are perfect for the job. Certain glossy, melamine, or laminate surfaces might also benefit from a quick sanding before painting.
Did you know that it’s super easy to mix colors from the Chalk Paint® palette together to create your own custom color? Because our paint contains little to no black pigment it means that colors stay clean and vibrant when mixed!
Look what you can do by mixing Giverny with its complementary color (on the color wheel) English Yellow!
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY FOR LABOR DAY. Have a fabulous day!
Beginning this Saturday, our new staff designer, Tracy Gilleland, will be at Chalk It Up Norcross each Saturday to discuss your design projects. She is heading up our newly-offered custom design and build services that include window treatments, upholstery, ottomans, headboards, and finished furniture.
Coming soon to Chalk It Up Norcross:
More brushes, decorative items, furniture painted with Chalk Paint®, and new workshops!
Below is a fun project, using Artisan Enhancements products, and Chalk Paint®. Watch these 2 quick videos, and stop by Chalk It Up Norcross to purchase materials!
Chalk It Up Norcross owner Lynn White recently returned from a week of training with Annie Sloan in Oxford, England, and she is ready to rock and roll to share new finishes and new workshops!
And in order to spend more time with her very special Dad, who is in declining health, Lynn is pleased to announce her new partners, TJ Campbell and Tracy Gilleland.
TJ and Tracy, along with staffers you already know and love, Deb Candal and Linda Kirchner, all attended Chalk Paint® training in New Orleans. Now the entire team is up to date on all of the latest products, tips, tricks, and workshops available, and they are all qualified to teach!
ABOUT TJ CAMPBELL
TJ brings a variety of experience to Chalk It Up. He began his career in theatrical production, primarily in lighting and scenic design. TJ then operated MCI’s Executive Briefing Center in Atlanta for ten years where he was responsible for executive presentation and multi-media production. Since then TJ has managed a corporate AV and production department as well as working as an independent event producer. He is happy to now be a partner with Chalk It Up and is excited to be working with Chalk It Up customers and Annie Sloan products which he says are unlike any he used in show production.
ABOUT TRACY GILLELAND
Tracy has been in the Interior Design industry since 1985, including operating her own business, a drapery workroom, upholstery studio and fabric store. Tracy has extensive experience in the design and fabrication of custom window treatments, ottomans and bedding as well as upholstery of all types of furniture. Several years ago she discovered Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and fell completely in love with the paint for its numerous qualities, particularly with how it combines so well with upholstered pieces. Tracy is very excited about the opportunity of partnering with Lynn and looks forward to meeting and working with Chalk It Up customers.
As a Chalk It Up Norcross shopper, you know how excited Lynn White gets about learning new techniques to share and offer in her workshops. Recently she attended Annie’s invitation-only event at her personal studio in Oxford. What an honor!
Lynn loved the chair upholstery class, complete with how to properly redo the bottom of chairs.
They also used pallet wood to make clocks (stay tuned for a NEW CLASS), a color and design class, and a one featuring dying fabric, wax resist dying on fabric, and stamping with Chalk Paint®.
Adding an interesting finish, highlighting details and creating gorgeous texture is so easy with White Chalk Paint® Wax. Here Annie Sloan has used the White Wax over Primer Red, which looks fantastic in a rustic style, just like this chair!
See how Annie’s new Black and White Waxes look over Provence Chalk Paint®!
Stop by on Thursday between noon and 2pm, or Saturday between 2pm and 4pm to
see how easy it is to transform a piece!
We can hardly contain our excitement here at Chalk It Up Norcross!
Our customer Linda Williams has shared photos of her painting expertise. And her project is jaw-dropping…
Linda says, “After many great classes at Chalk It Up Norcross, I decided to attempt a bigger project: painting my dark cherry kitchen cabinets. I used Annie Sloan’s Old White, and Clear Soft Wax for protection. On the raised panels, I sanded through to give some dimension and a soft vintage look.
“I love the results. So bright and refreshing! As an interior designer, I can now offer custom painting on my clients’ old pieces of furniture. I also paint pieces for my vintage booth at the Queen of Hearts in Buford.
“Come see me in Serendipity booth Market Street, but don’t wait too long, as pieces sell quickly.”
Are you getting exciting ideas for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, or even upcycling old furniture pieces or accessories?
Chalk It Up Norcross offers amazing workshops, whether you want to learn the basics of Chalk Paint®, or complete an entire project, large or small.