Monday, March 5, 2012

Behind the Scenes

Did you know Annie Sloan has her own YouTube Channel? Well, she does! We've already shown you the first video about her shop in Oxford, "home to the best paint in the world."

The channel also features Chalk Paint stockists in England, the United States, and other countries; that includes our own shop right here in Brentwood! So how did we go about making our YouTube video? We started, of course, with a few cans of paint. This time we chose Barcelona Orange, Arles, Antoinette, and Provence.

Then we brought in a couple of willing volunteers, Tom and Jan, to take a Chalk Paint class for the camera. Looks like they had a little fun!

Behind the scenes, our videographer and creative mastermind Paul worked hard to capture the right shots so he could later edit them into one finished product.

Here's a better view of Paul. He was all smiles behind the camera and put everyone at ease...

Even when we had to paint on cue! Store owner and Chalk Paint expert, Tawnya, led the way, as usual. She began to paint the edges of this beautiful dresser, while Tom recorded and we all looked on.

Next it was Melissa's turn. Melissa helps Tawnya run the Annie Sloan workshops, so she's no amateur when it comes to Chalk Paint techniques!

Finally, C'est Moi store manager Vanessa had to get her hand (or at least a brush) in the paint. Vanessa usually keeps the store running at full steam, but she got to take a break from behind the counter to join in the fun. :)

Nicole, our always cheerful sales associate extraordinaire, was filmed for the video but didn't make it into the behind the scene photographs. We'll try to be back soon with a picture so you can meet her before you see the video!

Since there wasn't another photographer, no one got a shot of Kristin, our blogger (aka me!), painting the dresser as well. But you'll see that soon enough.

Paul is working his editing magic to have the video ready to go; soon you'll be able to "visit" C'est Moi on the Annie Sloan YouTube when you can't make it to the shop. :)


  1. Hi! Love the paint colors! Do you happen to sell the tester pots in your store?

  2. We hope to have a great selection of tester pots by March 28th. We'd love for you to stop by and check out the selection!

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