Edmonton Home & Garden Show

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)

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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.

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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.

Christine


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.

18 comments:

  1. Ooh...I keep hearing about this awesome paint. I really want t otry this out someday! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your can of paint Christine.

    Fabulous photography! The show looks amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! xo

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    1. I'll let you know how the painting goes, Amy!

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  2. I had the same reaction - "this is an enormous show!". Thanks for sharing the paint info!

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  3. Looks like fun. HOw were the doughnuts (now you have me craving mini doughnuts!)

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    1. haha, the doughnuts were delicious as always!!

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  4. oh my goodness!!! that paint may just be the thing i need for the dresser. thank you!!

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    1. Totally! I've have some colour samples if you want to check them out!

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  5. We are really excited to carry the paint in Edmonton. I've been using it in my studio for awhile and love it so much I wanted to share it with other "reimaginers". But be forewarned... it is seriously addictive *lol

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to hear we've got an Edmonton carrier! I hope to be by to check out your shop and hopefully pick up some paint soon.

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  6. Wow, your pictures from the show are way nicer than mine! You must have brought a real camera ;-) If you liked Tara's furniture and her booth, you'll love Apple Box Boutique...its gorgeous!

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    1. haha, thanks Jo. Nope, just my iPhone. I'm hoping to check out Apple Box Boutique soon!

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  7. what fun! and yes mini donuts are priority.

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  8. Love that privacy wall in the second photo! I soooo should have went :( Guess there's always next year......
    So would that paint be okay for a baby crib?? Does it have harmful chemicals for little chewing mouths?? I have this crib that my husband is {forcing me} making me use, and I'm thinking about painting it......
    Thanks for the pictures.
    xoxoxErinnT

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    1. Definitely next year, Erinn. But, like I said, get yourself a map!!

      I'm not the expert, but I'm pretty sure the paint is non-toxic which means it could work for a crib. Oh, the possiblilites....

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  9. A Home & Garden show with mini doughnut stand - I would be there!

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