In the short time that I was there, the shop was never empty. Women ready to embark on rehabbing furniture and more were there to buy paint and ask questions, and owner Nancy was ever-ready with helpful tips, information and encouragement!
Brand-new to chalk paint myself, I had lots of questions and left with a bag of Annie Sloan paint and soft wax and even that small Dash & Albert rug you see on the counter (I've wanted one for years).
Sea Rose Cottage is furnished smartly, equipped with bookcases and cabinets, some even brand-new from Ikea, all painted in a muted palette using varying finishes from "simple vintage" to "smooth modern" to illustrate variations of decorative paint results. Nancy's spacious desk is topped with toile fabric under glass and taffy-pink roman shades add fresh pops of striped whimsy to tall, stately windows.
For more information on Sea Rose Cottage, please visit the website where you can also find the shop's various social media links, workshops, and more.
Avoid perfectionism! The distressed look isn't difficult to achieve,
and by nature it's not supposed to be perfect."
~ Annie Sloan
Fun fact: Annie Sloan and I share the same publisher, CICO Books!