Friday, July 17, 2015

A Charming Chalk Paint Store

Hello everyone!

Recently, I went to the cutest store to buy some Annie Sloan chalk paint.  This paint is only sold at certain stores, and luckily this store is very close to my house!  It's called Brushstrokes by Maryanne. 

I was completely smitten with it, as soon as I walked in, because of the attention to detail that it was given. 

There was this charming dining table and chairs (painted in chalk paint) for sale.  And check out that industrial style lighting and gorgeous settee!

Here is a close up of the finish and cute table setting.

They sold a lot of cute accessories and light fixtures.

And check out these beautiful chairs!  They were painted in chalk paint and recovered in a soft material that looked like grain sack.  (I've seen this material for sale on Decor Steals.)

The front of the store carries home goods for sale, paint is sold in the middle and a workshop is in the back.  The back of the store (if you can see it in this picture above) had a whitewashed brick wall with sliding barn doors on it.  

Have you ever walked into a store that just felt like you could move right in?  Well, this was that store for me!  

Anyway, I just thought I would share these pics with you since I loved it so much.  I ended up buying some French Linen chalk paint and dark wax so I can begin working on the dresser in my guest room.  
I'm sure I will find more reasons to go back to this cute store again and again!  

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~


Stacey said...

That does look like fun and temptation! I wire cage chandelier in the window.

Unknown said...

This looks like a cute shop. It might be dangerous for me!!! You are lucky to have an ASCP vendor near you. I have to order mine online. Sometimes, when we go on vacation, I able to pick some up without having to worry about shipping. I just love ASCP so much, I can't resist!
Michelle from
P.S. I would like to invite you to come visit/follow my blog

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I can see why you loved this store Kelly. It's so 'you'.

We live in the boonies, so I was surprised to see a store like this opened recently about 30 minutes from us (for us that's really close!). I was in the area the other day so thought I'd stop in,they were closed, but I could tell it was a store like this one from the window. I had recommended it to a friend a couple of weeks ago and she bought some paint there and said it was really nice. We also have a MMS milk paint dealer in another great store about the same distance where I've gotten some things. I love both paints, but I think I prefer the milk paint overall. Have you tried it?

Linda said...

Oh I could have fun in that store too!
Can wait to see the dresser finished! Have a fabulous weekend!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh Kelly, how nice to have a store like that close, actually it looks like your home! I love those chairs and the lighting!


Unknown said...

What a great store Kelly! It does remind me so much of your home. I can't wait to see how your hand me down dresser turns out.

Deserae said...

Ohhhhh what a great shop.....I can see why you love it so much!!!!!! Can't wait to see your dresser transformation too.
Have a great weekend!!!

This N That said...

I love chalk paint but not in my home..I like natural wood for me...painted wood can be beautiful..Looks great in your house.Really!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

I've been in some of those stores! I walk around a few times just to take it all in!! Good luck on your project! Diane

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love those sliding barn doors! What a fun place to shop! Those grain sack chairs are beautiful. That reminds me that my local coffee shop just started selling their burlap coffee sacks for a mere $2.50 and they're quite large. I need to pick up a few and work them into my decor somehow. Enjoy the weekend!

Cynthia said...

Fantastic store,I drooled over the sette the minute I saw it. What a super shop


SImple and Serene Living said...

What a fabulous store, Kelly. I know I would love it. xo Laura

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...I can see why loved this store...looks awesome. Love those barn doors...would love to have some in my house, but there really isn't a place for me to have any.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Kelly,
What a fun store! I love Annie Slone paint, and have used it on many projects. I would love to find a store like you visited.
Have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh my word, that settee and those chairs - to-die-for! How much were they? Do they ship big stuff? Where are you?

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Junkchiccottage said...

What a fabulous store. I would have been swooning and my heart beating faster in this store too. Wow love that settee and those chairs oh my beautiful. I need that settee and those chairs in my dining room. So beautiful. Have a great week end. Stay cool.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That store has your name on it! We have a store that has a workshop that they create some unique industrial style pieces that reminds me of what they are doing here at your local store. I am always intrigued by what they have but its too much of a stretch to add to my home. I hope your new project turns out just like you're dreaming it will! I've never used the Annie Sloan paints on anything but I've seen so many projects done with it and have been impressed with the outcome! Have a great weekend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'd love to have a store like that close enough to pop into for supplies and browsing. The chairs are so nicely done up with chalk paint and grain sack fabric. Maybe I'll be able to add some fun furniture to my living room when our piano is gone....4 more days! I'm anxious to see the dresser you're painting!

Joy Junktion said...

Cute store, very similar to our Green Table Gifts! They also have fun chalk painted furniture, sale Annie Sloan paint and have a fun workshop. Enjoy your project!! Blessings, Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have been wanting to go visit Mary Ann's store. Didn't know it was so cute. I met her a couple years ago when she had Miss Mustard Seed come teach a milk paint workshop.

Unknown said...

I love the light in the 3rd. pic. it would look so good above a dinning table.

Amy Chalmers said...

She is a talented stockist and her shop is so cute! I enjoyed seeing it through your lens. Good luck with your projects Kelly!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a cute store!!....I would have snagged that gorgeous settee!!!

Unknown said...

Love those lamps over the dining table, shabby, industrial.... total yum


Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Great store, and everything in it would look just right in your house! There are not enough stores like that where I live!

Mary Anne said...

Kelly, I am SO thrilled that you wrote a post about my store! Your photos are wonderful!!
It made my day! Please come back anytime!
Mary anne