It's First Friday In The West Bottoms!

FIRST FRIDAY HOURS
Friday 9 to 8, Saturday 9 to 6, Sunday 11 to 4


REGULAR HOURS
Wednesday thru Friday 10 to 3, Saturday 10 to 4

Phone 816.474.8832

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The Painted Sofa has moved!
1413 West 11th Street, between Hickory Dickory and Restaurant Depot.
(2 blocks over - on the other side of the bridge)

LOOK AT OUR GORGEOUS
BURGUNDY PIECE!

Register at The Painted Sofa to win a
Quart of Burgundy Chalk Paint®!

We are giving away one per day during our
First Friday Event in The West Bottoms.*
* you don't have to be present to win
Remember -  we're having a month-long sale on Burgundy!
$34.95 (Quart Size)

Annie Sloan's Burgundy Is HERE!

 

To celebrate Annie's new color, we're having a month-long sale!
$34.95 per quart
Be among the first in the USA to use it for your project...
Burgundy is a rich deep warm red the color of dark cherries. Most of Annie's colors are 18th and 20th century inspired but this one comes from the 19th century when the discovery of Alizarin Crimson made this color possible for the first time to a large number of people. It is now one of the classic colors used in particular for neo-classical painted furniture.
Are you excited about fall and all of the decorating project possibilities? Join us for a fun and informative workshop.
Sign up here today - they fill up quickly!
Did you know you can transform a wood piece using our new Java Gel product? Give new life to an entire piece - or just the top!

We also love Royal Design studio stencils for - everything!
From furniture to walls - to floors and home accessories - to fabric projects!

Photo from Royal Design Studio.
Click here to get the directions for this Halloween project!

The Painted Sofa is Bursting with New Items for First Friday in the West Bottoms!

Something for everyone!
PAINTED SOFA FIRST FRIDAY HOURS
Friday 9 to 8, Saturday 9 to 6, Sunday 11 to 4
Don't miss snacks from Sombrero's on Friday & Saturday!

REGULAR HOURS
Wednesday thru Friday 10 to 3, Saturday 10 to 4

Phone 816.474.8832

The Painted Sofa is Moving!
Join us at our new location for September's First Friday
1413 West 11th Street, between Hickory Dickory and Restaurant Depot

Annie Sloan's Craqueleur Adds An Old World Flair To Furniture Finishes

HOW DOES CRAQUELURE WORK?

Annie's Craquelure product does not crackle the paint, it is painted in two steps on top of your finish to create the look of cracked varnish on an old master oil painting. The size of the cracks can be varied according to how fine a layer of the Step 2 is applied in particular. The thinner it is, the smaller the cracks.

FAQs FROM OUR WEBSITE:

Q. Can I use it in a bathroom or kitchen where there is a lot of moisture?

A. It is not advisable. Excessive moisture can cause the cracks to reactivate and the paintwork to become milky in appearance.

Q. My Step 2 has become thick and is difficult to use. Is the product okay?

A. The product is fine. Place the container in a bowl of very hot water where the warmth will thin it our. You can also dip the tip of your brush into very hot water, wiping it off so that the tip is moist (but not wet) to make it easier to paint.

Q. What size cracks can I expect?

A. That's hard to say because the cracks can vary widely depending on the thickness of application. It is always wise to do a test piece first. Thinner applications will give you smaller cracks whereas thicker applications produce larger cracks, but don't apply these materials too thick. If you apply two coats of Step 1 you will get a larger crack, but if you feather or overwork Step 2 the crack is likely to be smaller.

LOVE THE LOOK?

We have plenty in stock! Drop by any of our locations or buy online.

WE KNOW YOU'RE DYING TO KNOW HOW WE GOT THIS PRETTY LOOK, SO HERE'S THE RECIPE!

1. Clean your piece and paint a base coat like Old Ochre Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

2. Add a top coat color like Chateau Grey

3. Distress with 220-grit sandpaper ro a damp rag and let dry

4. Follow the directions on Steps 1 and 2 of the Craquelure containers

5. Work in Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax and wipe off the excess

6. Wipe on Clear Soft Wax and remove all the excess to reveal the dark cracks

7. Buff to a luscious sheen and enjoy!

 

DON'T MISS OUR WAX WORKSHOP NEXT WEDNESDAY, JULY 30!

8:45 to 9:45 am at the Overland Park location

Register today for this must-do workshop by calling 913-814-0300 or email lynn@bellabdecor.com.

Limited class size. Class fee is $45 and is non-refundable.

 

We'd love to see your photos of finished projects!

 

 

Annie Sloan Debuts New Fragrance Line And Flat Brushes!

 


We have just returned from a fabulous annual event in New Orleans with Annie Sloan herself plus hundreds of stockists from North America and around the world. Annie made two announcements we are thrilled to share. FIRST, her new, much-anticipated flat brush in two sizes for creating smooth, luxurious finishes. SECOND, the new Annie Sloan Fragrance Collection featuring candles and diffusers in six fragrances inspired by historic French locations - named after their coordinating paint colors!

All will be on the way to Bella B Décor shortly!

P.S. We will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday. Hope you have a wonderful day.

20% Off Select Home Décor Items Just In Time For Mother's Day!

Mom's special day is almost here! From Friday through Sunday, shop our Paola and Overland Park stores.

(Excludes our painted artisan pieces and all lines of paint, product and stencils.)

 

Remember, a Bella B Décor Workshop is also the perfect gift for the Mom who has almost everything!

Jump over to our Workshops page on the website for complete details.

Color Recipes for Painted Furniture by Annie Sloan has arrived!!

Order the Color Recipes for Painted Furniture by Annie Sloan.  It is a MUST have.  Available at all of our locations or online.