What could be better than a little DIY with a glass of wine? Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint workshops by Brocante in the Barossa this is what you’ll get plus more!
Over the weekend, Brocante in the Barossa design consultant Kim Valois, hosted a series of pop-up workshops for the first time here in Adelaide at the incredibly unique venue, The Props Department.
We received a little invite here at Glam Adelaide to come along for the ride, so we sent Glamette Sophie Liddy along on our behalf to experience first hand the fun and fabulousness of the workshops. Here’s what she had to say.
Upon entering the workshop we were greeted by the warm and friendly team, who made it their business to get to know everyone, while offering around a glass of local Barossa wine or sparkling water.
The venue, a stunning blend of old and new, was rustic yet industrial; the perfect fit for the DIY journey we were about to encounter. Filled with amazing vintage finds as well as gorgeous ceramic homewares, guests were treated to a charming vintage ambiance.
The workshop began and we learnt all about Annie Sloanʼs Chalk Paint and what makes it so special. Suitable to use on almost any surface, Chalk Paint is easy to use and delivers fantastic results. The colour card showcases a series of beautifully soft and muted tones and with names such as, Antionette, Chateau Grey and Aubusson Blue itʼs easy to see the vintage European influence.
We each had a small piece of wood placed in front of us and a selection of pre-printed signage terms, typed using different creative fonts. We were shown a transfer technique that is super easy and can even be done at home. We each decided on the type of sign we were going to make and then it was time to get crafty!
The Chalk Paint was smooth and velvety and so easy to use. The best thing about the medium was that it was odorless, making it a joy to play with and use. Once each our signs was painted, we were shown a waxing technique, to protect the paint and give the finished project a lovely sleek feel.
An evening of fun, paint, wine and a takeaway DIY sign, the Brocante in the Barossa Wine and Sign Chalk Paint workshop is a great way to explore your create side.
Story by Sophie Liddy