First of all I'd like to say a big thank you to all my dear blog friends who take the time to comment and read all my posts. Your support over the last few months since I started this blog means so much to me - thank you to all of you! Since some of you live far away here are some photos of the interior of the shop. I still have a lot to do to get it finished but we're getting there and slowly getting more organised every day!
Arch Top Bookcase painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Main colour Paris Grey and highlight colour Old White - all pieces painted by moi!!
La Vie en Rose has been open now for 2 weeks!!! I'm happy to report that we've had a great response from all our new customers. So many people living in the village have called in to wish us well and buy something for good luck, which is very much appreciated. The lovely Shannen (who owns Diva, the cafe next door) has been calling in to see how we're getting on and Diva's has been supplying me with endless coffee and toasted BLT's!!! - again hugely appreciated.
French Mirror, Grey Urn and Annie Sloan Fabric swatches in background at La Vie en Rose
The new customers seem to love the shop which is a relief!! There are a lot of 'ooohs' and 'aaaahs' and 'wows' when people walk through the door which is always a good sign! There is huge interest in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and everyone loves the colours and the chalky finish on all the painted furniture in the shop, which is fantastic.
I painted all the furniture in the shop myself with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and finished them in Annie Sloan wax. The paint is a dream to work with, it just goes on so easily. I also found the wax very easy to work with as it's a very soft wax the consistency of soft butter. You just brush it on and wipe it off with a lint free cloth!
Bookcase painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - a mix of Louis Blue and Paris Grey.
Vintage Wardrobe painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (again in my favourite colour at the moment - a mix of Paris Grey and Louis Blue)
I was going to finish this sideboard below in a clear wax but now I think I'll antique it with a little dark wax - what do you think??
Vintage Sideboard Painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Main colour a mix of Louis Blue and Paris Grey, highlight colour Old White ).
You know already how much I love mirrors I have one of these in my dining room - now in stock in the shop!
We also have clocks all shapes and sizes. The large red metal one is huge!
Clocks at La Vie en Rose
La Vie en RoseHope you enjoyed the little tour of the shop!