My mom, sis and I hit up the Edmonton Home & Garden Show on Saturday and ohmygosh, this thing was HUGE. I don't think we gave ourselves near enough time to check out the whole thing. Seriously, it took us a good 15 minutes just to find the mini donut stand! (priorities, people, priorities)
There were tons of great exhibitors, displays and design eye candy to check out, but I'd say the highlight of the show for us was the presentation by Tara of Lauren Lane Decor. I have always been intrigued by the idea of finishing furniture but I was totally intimidated to do it. Enter Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: no stripping, no sanding, no priming - now that might be something I can handle. Seriously, you have to check out this paint. I'm all about anything that means less work and this paint is just that.
Tara shared her expertise on the paint as well as tips for finding and fancifying any piece of furniture. I just want to paint every tired looking piece of furniture I own now! Thanks, Tara.
We left with a can of paint, some samples and a ton of inspiration. I think we'll hit up the show next year, only this time with a plan and map in hand.
p.s. For anyone interested in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint you can purchase it online at Lauren Lane Decor or for Edmontonians you can find it at Apple Box Boutique.