Cece Paints

My Life with Chalk Paint

How I started using Chalk Paint

I love to plan!!! But Chalk Paint took me by surprise: it took over my life, LOL! This is my story: my background is in Public Relations. When I immigrated to Canada I worked several years in a marketing company then moved on to fundraising and community relations. I love helping people! In 2011 I was laid off part of a downsizing. I was SO SAD and to do something productive, I started buying used furniture and decorating my house with unique, old items! I watched Nate Berkus Show and I remember him mentioning Chalk Paint a few times. I researched and found a class  about 45 min from my house. I remember from the beginning, saying: “no, this is NOT turning into a business!” It was so much fun and I bought a bunch of paint and started my first project the very next day!

Things evolved pretty quickly! I started my blog, inspired by a sweet lady I met in my Chalk Paint class (Elisa, from Spruce Collective). Not long after starting the blog, encouraged by friends and wonderful bloggers (my cheerleaders), I started my business painting furniture with chalk paint and selling vintage treasures! One of my new friends in the business (Kelley, The Upholster’s Wife) registered us in our first market and called me: “Claudine, we GOT IN!” We are at The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market! Get PAINTING!!!” I was shocked!!! But there was no time to think,  LOL! I have been to many markets, and now I share an adorable little shop with a creative bunch of local vendors! We are a gift shop, called In Good Company. I am the North Shore (in British Columbia, Canada) retailer for Cece Caldwell’s Chalk and Clay Paints. I LOVE the fact that our paint is VOC free so I can paint right in my living room with my family (dogs included)! I hope you find inspiration in my projects! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! Claudine

Distressed Stencilled Painting Technique

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Distressed Stencilled Painting Technique I am so excited to show you this painting technique I learned from my new friend, Josi Siefker. Josi is a Cece Caldwell’s All Natural Chalk + Clay Paints retailer as well! Visit her next time you are in Las Vegas, or check her Facebook page: Vintage Home I was so intrigued when […]

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