Meet Cindy and Barry Gazso of Studio 184 in Madison, Wisconsin. The team has been officially trained using Artisan Enhancements and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. They have passionately combined their love of all things Annie Sloan with Artisan Enhancements to meld the best of both DIY product worlds as retailers of the coordinating products.
As you can see, their fabulous store windows mirror the treasures to be found within. Enticing and inspiring vignettes lure eager DIYers right in where smiles, encouragement, product answers and more abound. Found items, painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and embellished using various Artisan Enhancements products exude their aptly named “Playshops” where you can play, learn, absorb exciting ideas and finishes.
When speaking with Cindy, it’s easy to catch her excitement about retailing Artisan Enhancements for the past two years. She hosted retailer training at Studio 184 as soon as the brand was introduced. It quickly grew when the products became known as the perfect embellishment product complement to Annie’s Chalk Paint®. Truly a path to elevating the painting styles of Annie Sloan stockists and their clients.
Cindy’s exuberance has to make you smile. She loves that she and Barry were able to work early on with Staci Belew to test out products and colors, then give feedback. They even offered ideas when it came time for Staci to introduce product labels.
We are excited to share several of Cindy’s products and a brief description of products and colors she used to get the look.
THIS PLANTER WENT FROM PLASTIC TO PERFECT PATINA.
A coat of Graphite Chalk Paint®, then touches of AE Fine Stone make for a quick transformation.
THIS SIMPLE, NEW PORTRAIT OF A LADY AGED BEAUTIFULLY.
Transfer Gel in conjunction with Crackle Tex make the magic come alive.
A PLAIN SIDE TABLE GOES GLAM.
Pushing some Fine Stone through the perfectly chosen AE stencil and sealed with Clear Topcoat Sealer, topped with a lovely glass pull creates a soft statement.
THESE BLAND TABLES GOT “CROC’ED” TO CREATE PIZZAZZ.
A Chalk Paint® basecoat, the AE croc stencil plus AE gold and silver foils are all it took to get this designer look, protected with Clear Topcoat Sealer.
A BORING DRESSER GOES INDUSTRIAL!
Bruce painted a base coat of Graphite Chalk Paint®, then a coat of AE Leaf & Foil Size topped with AE Silver foil. He then brushed on a wash of Graphite and a coat of Clear Topcoat.
THIS DEER NEVER KNEW HOW GLAM ITS ANTLER WOULD BECOME.
A shed antler, mounted on a wall plaque went from a find to a statement piece. The base is painted with Annie Sloan Graphite and Old Ochre Chalk Paint®. The antler finish was created with a coat of AE Leaf & Foil Size and AE gold foil.
Are you itching to jump in and try your hand with Artisan Enhancements products?
There are retailers galore who are eager to get you started, or, if you already have some experience, you can discover new ideas and finished to explore on your projects. Find a retailer near you!
If you are fortunate enough to live in Stoughton, Wisconsin, Madison area, or plan a visit soon, be sure to stop at Studio 184, and tell Cindy we sent you! Also, click on their shop logo to hop over to like their Facebook page.
Stay tuned as we feature more fabulous Artisan Enhancements retailers and their work.