28 July 2017

#25Project: Thessaloniki, Greece!

Here is the second project from Greece! You might remember that I had the good fortune to visit the last one back in October, which you can read about here.

This delightful transformation is in the North of Greece in the city of Thessaloniki. An old public library, Sintos Library needed a little love and care and I am thrilled that the results have created a calm, studious air to the space!

When I visited Greece I noticed that the stockists were all so fantastically close, always ready to help one another, and this project is no different.

Led by their local stockist, lovely Myrsini of The Small Factory, and Elsa my glorious Greek distributor, a group of Annie Sloan stockists and local volunteers transformed this space over two days.

They mainly used a palette soft greens, blues and pinks, including Country Grey, Old Violet, Versailles and Scandinavian Pink.

I love that fun addition of my Circles Stencil on the rail, and you can see some of the other designs in my Stencil Collection dotted here and there too!

The finished place is for reading, contemplation and study.

And there you have it!

I feel very honoured and proud to have such a fantastic group of people representing me in Greece. To keep up to date with all of their work do follow them on Facebook at Annie Sloan Greece.



13 July 2017

#25Project: Turkey!

Today I'm sharing a completed 25 Project all the way from Turkey! This very worthy venue is a school for deaf-mute children and the space that was chosen to be transformed is the art and drawing room of the school. The picture below shows a rather dated room, with walls covered with gold fabric!

My distributor for Turkey, Meltem of Dama Vintage and the local stockist, Tulay of Eski and Yeni, organised the design and transformation, along with volunteers from the local University and the school. To give the space a lift and to transform it into a creative and colourful room they used Chalk Paint® in a palette of Scandinavian Pink, Antoinette, Provence and Original. Everything was painted, from that gold fabric to the school desks, tables, bookshelves and chairs! I love how they created a tactile, fun and engaging space for the children by using patterns, prints and stripes with the paint. It is now a space that breathes creativity.

The best part of the project is of course, the reveal, and I’m told that this one was very special. The volunteers got a chance to meet the students who used the space and there was great excitement from the children when the freshly painted art room was revealed!

I want to thank every single person involved, from the volunteers to the school, and my Turkish stockists and distributors. Their hard work and patience has really paid off and I hope that the space helps the students creativity to bloom.