Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Anne Sloan and Ce Ce Caldwell Chalkpaint

Yesterday I had the opportunity to get away for the day with a friend Bobby Jo. I can not remember the last time I had a girls day out. I think after talking to my friend about going, we realized that we both needed a day out. So it was a last minute trip that started with a conversation about both of us being low on chalk paint.

We are not as lucky as most of you, we do not have a distributor for chalk paint where we live. We have to travel 4 hours through the Cascade Mountains to get it. Can you tell how much we love it, why else would we travel a highway called "Hells Highway" to get chalk paint lol. Actually the roads were not that bad the day we went a little snow covered in spots, and only one lane at times. We also had two coyotes run across the highway in front of us.
It was a little slippery at times and we did see one accident.
 And we only got lost one or twice
ok maybe 3 times
See we do love our chalk paint lol

I think you get the idea, pretty snow covered mountains, scary highway

But we made it safe and sound there and back

Neither one of us have ever tried CeCe Caldwell's Chalk paint and we wanted to try it. We both love Anne Sloan's paints and we wanted to make some comparisons. So our first stop was in a town called Mapleridge. We wanted to check out a little store called Welcome Home where the paint is sold.

It is a cute store and we loved browsing through the different paint colours and unique gifts, furniture and decor. We came out of there with some great scores and lots of test pots of gorgeous colours to try.

Look at all those colours
Here is my score from Welcome Home
I love my owl and my little metal bird sitting on a book
And I have lots of new colours to try and a new brush woohoo
Then we were off to Langley
If you are in Langley you have to stop in at this restaurant
The food and the service was excellent
And I loved the decor and atmosphere
Choo Choo's on Fraser Highway
Now that we had time to rest and had something to eat
It was off to The Passionate Home for more shopping
And to pick up my monthly supply of Anne Sloan Chalk paint
The Passionate Home - Langley BC

This is such a cute store, and trust me it is hard not to come home with a whole bunch of goodies
My favorite chalk paint Anne Sloan
And this is what I came home with
I know I was supposed to just buy paint
But I could not resist this little cabinet
I have no idea what I will use it for, but I had to have it
And the bonus to our day was Bobby Jo and I got to meet George
And I got to see Kristy again and Bobby Jo was able to meet her
I hope next time we have more time to spend with them
Kristy has taught me so much, just by sharing her tips
Her blog was one of the very first blogs I ever started to follow
You can find this talented and very down to earth couple
Kristy and George

We had a great day, lots of driving and shopping, left at 7am and got home at 8pm
But, it was a fun day and I can't wait to try all of my new colours and paints
And I got to spend the day with a great friend
And that is priceless
And although hubby was asleep on the couch when I got home
Maggie was glad to see me lol
I will be experimenting with the CeCe Caldwell paint this week
and I will be sure to post what I think and show my finished projects
And I can't wait to try some of the new Anne Sloan colours I picked up as well
And I also stocked up on my favorite colour
pure white
Hope everyone is having a great week
And thank you Bobby Jo for helping to make this such a fun day
ok thats not Maggie
but it sure looks like her lol


  1. What a fun day you had - and what great treasures you found!!!
    Sounds like a blast!!!
    Can't wait to see what you do with the new colours you're trying1

  2. We did have a great time, and hoping the weather warms up this week so I can get into the garage and paint. Hope your having a great week. hugs Tobey

  3. Tobey, am I showing up as a no - reply blogger?
    I need to know because if I am still ( I thought I fixed it ) then I'm going to get rid of Google +
    Thanks dahlink

  4. Not that I can see Suz, I am getting your responses and I hope you are getting mine.

    1. Yep - I get all of yours - thanks Tobey!

  5. I love your blog. I'm new and I am learning so much from many of you talented ladies. I can't wait to try some of the chalk paint and your treasures are great! Now to find me a friend who loves this stuff as much as I do to travel with. :)

  6. Thank you so much for stopping in and taking the time to read my blog. I met the girl that I went shopping with at a thrift store. We kept running into each other at different thrift stores and chatted. Through her I met other talented people in the area. I started with the chalkpaint first because I follow so many blogs from the states, and everyone was using it. Now there are quite a few of us using it here, and we share our experiences. We are all still learning but we love it. When we go to buy new paint its like Christmas and we can wait to get home and open it and play with it lol . Where are you located? Thanks again for commenting. I really love to hear from people that read my blog. hugs Tobey