If you love giving those time-worn furniture pieces a new life then maybe, just maybe you’ve heard of ‘chalk paint’. Chalk paint is easy to use and breathes new life into old furniture. That old dresser no one wanted becomes a canvas for creative expression. The results are breathtaking. Furniture is a unique medium that Jelena at Poppy Seed Creative Living Studio thrives on. Poppy Seed, is the newest shop in the St. Clair West – Wychwood neighbourhood. There you’ll find Jelena’s reimagined furniture painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as well as unique artfacts from other local artisans. Jelena also sells Annie Sloan chalk paint.

Annie Sloan is the British inventor and the Grand Dame of the Chalk Paint phenomenon. Recently, Jelena was selected to be an Annie Sloan’s Artist in Residence, a coveted designation within the Furniture-as-Art world. She has been working with the medium for over 5 years and is regarded as one of the best. 

Stop by, Say ‘Hello’ and gather your own inspiration for that next art project!

Jelena will soon be hosting intimate, hands-on workshops in her studio.

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Where to Find Poppy Seed Creative Living 

284 Rushton Road, Toronto 

(Across the street from Bar Ape)