September 21, 2013

Ahhh, Versailles! It's Our Colour of the Week!

Ahhhh, Versailles!  A lovely, historically-rich city in France inspired the name of this gorgeous Chalk Paint™ decorative paint colour by Annie Sloan.

We painted one of our boutique cabinets with it and customers have repeatedly tried to talk us into selling it! Here is the perfect opportunity to reimagine a piece that will most certainly be a showstopper in your own home...

VERSAILLES is our Colour of the Week: Reg $49.95, special deal $45 , but only until Sept. 27th (or until we are sold out)!

Here's some inspiration... C'est Bon!

Even Annie Sloan's shop in Oxford, England is painted with it!

 Get it before it's gone!

Available now, in-store and online!

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September 16, 2013

Here is Part One of Three BIG Announcements!

We've been hinting at some BIG news!  There are actually three REALLY BIG events coming over the next few weeks, but we wanted to let you in on one of them.  And since it is Reimagined Monday, we thought this would be the perfect day for it.

We do our best to hear our customers, and one of the things we've been told is that you wish we had another location closer to the North and West ends of the city.  While we aren't giving specifics quite yet, we can say that we are close to accomplishing that.

So, stay tuned for more details to come this month, with a very big
                        -------- (and we mean HUGE) --------
surprise to follow.  But for now, we are very happy to share this with you:

Happy Monday, everyone!

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September 14, 2013

Olive Inspired -- Check out our Colour of the Week!

These are olives.  And they inspired today's post.
Not really!

Today's post is, in fact, about Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Olive.

This gorgeous deep green (with an underlying hint of yellow) is our
Colour of the Week!

What was $49.95/Qt, is now on special at $45. But get it quick... this sweet deal is only on until September 20th!

Love Chalk Paint™ but need some inspiration? Just check out olive these fabulous projects...

Colours: Olive and Duck Egg
The Empty Nest

Apple Box Boutique - Olive and Barcelona Orange
Annie Sloan

Apple Box Boutique - Olive and Louis Blue

And just to be sure you know how fabulous Chalk Paint™ is in the great outdoors:

Paint Stuck Under My Fingernails

Available now, in-store and online!

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September 12, 2013

The Painted Floorcloth Craze

One of the many great things about being involved with the fantastic group of people using Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan is that it is like living in the world of Pinterest. So many of you have created beautiful reimagined pieces and new decor that we are inspired every day.

Painted floorcloth by Lisa Curry Mair
Painted floorcloth by Lisa Curry Mair

One of our favourite things is the new painted floorcloth craze that is happening in North America.  Artist Lisa Curry Mair is considered by many to be at the top of the list for expertise, including Janet Metzger of The Empty Nest.  But we have to say that we love Janet's beautiful work as well and wanted to share her tutorial for this Indian Floral beauty:

To see how it was created using:

visit The Empty Nest, and we're sure you'll be as inspired by Janet's project as we are.

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September 10, 2013

Reimagined Monday: It's A Sign of True Love!


Yesterday was such a busy day that we didn't get a chance to publish our Reimagined Monday post --  BUT this one is so darned fabulous that we just can't wait another week to share it!

Wedding season is always so much fun for us in our events division, but it can be hectic as well with not a lot of time to take pictures. That's why our lovely customer Melanie gets a big high five for managing to squeeze a few in as she worked through her wedding decor project.

After seeing a similar sign on Pinterest, Melanie designed her own take on it for her daughter's wedding last weekend.  Our bet is that everyone was wowed by it!

Melanie wrote, "I used the milk paint in typewriter on the plywood then mixed a wash with the milk paint and the chalk paint in old white to get the grey effect. Letters done in old white chalk paint and finished off with clear wax."

Here's the photo play-by-play!

Melanie used her Cricut to cut each letter out of card stock.

Melanie said her daughter loved it.  So do we!  

Thank you for sharing this with us, Melanie -- and CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple!

Don't forget to enter our monthly contest for your chance to win!

Here's the info:

Reimagined Monday Draw
We would like to highlight more customer projects!  Send us your before/during/after pictures and tell us about your creative process using Chalk Paint™ or Milk Paint and you'll be entered into our monthly Reimagined Monday draw.

Each month we will give away a different item like paint, brushes, books, supplies, gift certificates and more. You don't have to be featured to be eligible... the month you enter is the month you will be included in the draw.

Send your name, pictures and story to: for your chance to win!

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September 06, 2013

Quiet Times and Celebrating Green

Well, it's been a little quiet at On The Apple Box, but we don't want you to think we've forgotten about all of you who visit and share with us.  We promise that only a very big, VERY exciting thing could keep us from this blog and we can't wait to tell you what that is.  But we can't quite yet... soon, though!  And it really is BIG!

In the meantime, it is increasingly apparent that summer is waning and fall is on our doorsteps.  In an attempt to hold on to the colour that represents those warm and colour-filled days, we are going to celebrate all that is

We've made it our September Colour of the Month... lovely, luscious green and each week we will feature a new paint in a different gorgeous shade:

September 7 - 13: Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Lucketts Green.
Reg $24, special deal $20

September 14 - 20: Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Olive.
Reg $49.95, special deal $45

September 21 - 27:
 Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Versailles.
Reg $49.95, special deal $45

Need some inspiration? Let's start with our first great deal -- Lucketts Green!

Sophia's Decor
Perfectly Imperfect
Southern Revivals
Simply Stone Creek

Twin Oaks Studio
Vera & Evelyn Designs
The Heirloom Market
Mustard Seed Interiors

Get it while it is still on the shelves!  Just $45 until September 13th!

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