Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paint your garden with Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

Did you know that you can use Chalk Paint™ in the garden?
Transform your garden furniture, pots, garden walls and fences simply with one coat of Chalk Paint™.
Suitable for all metal and wooden garden furniture and accessories (except teak) and also concrete, matte plastic and terracotta, just leave it to harden overnight and then wipe it down with a damp cloth before exposing it to rain.
No need to wax.

Celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year, Chalk Paint™ comprises of 32 decorative and historic colours which compliment each and when mixed they provide an even larger colour palette. Chalk Paint™ is available exclusively from over 35 hand-picked Annie Sloan Stockists located throughout Canada - and on-line.
Find a full list of Canadian stockists at the following link:
  • 1. Wood & Metal Bench – wood painted in Louis Blue and sanded back to reveal the wood; metal work painted in Old White.
  • 2. Ivy Metal Bench – painted in a mix of Original and Graphite; striped cushion – Paris Noir fabric by Annie Sloan.
  • 3. Rattan Chair – back painted in Greek Blue, seat painted in Greek Blue and Old White stripes; cushion – Faded Roses in Duck Egg Blue fabric by Annie Sloan.
  • 4. Chandelier – painted in a mix of Greek Blue and Emperor’s Silk, other details painted in Paloma, Old Violet and Emile.
  • 5. Metal Chair – painted in English Yellow; cushion – Paris Noir fabric by Annie Sloan.

  • 6. & 9. Ladder – painted overall in a wash using Old White, then individual steps painted in Duck Egg Blue, Louis Blue, Burgundy, Provence, Greek Blue, Arles, Olive and Scandinavian Pink.
  • 7. Metal Table – painted in Old White; Chandelier – painted in a mix of Greek Blue and Emperor’s Silk.
  • 8. Watering Cans – left – painted in Duck Egg Blue; right – painted in Country Grey.
  • 10. Wooden Chair – painted in wash using Graphite; Terracotta Pot painted in Emperor’s Silk 

    Absolutely anyone can achieve great results with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan – from the novice to the experienced upcycler.

    The properties of this unique formula are as follows:
    • it can be used all over the house and garden – Chalk Paint™ adheres to numerous surfaces, including: wood, concrete, metal, brass, plastic, glass, brick, stone, terracotta and even fabric
    • it can be used without preparation – due to its strong, sticking power and dense consistency, no priming or sanding is necessary – no removing of old paint, varnish or wax is required - you can paint straight over nearly all existing surfaces
    • it dries quickly – with a beautiful velvety matt finish
    • it produces extensive coverage – the highly concentrated formula covers approximately 13 sq metres per litre, equivalent to a small dresser and one coat is usually sufficient
    • it allows you to create your own colours - no mixing is required before use, but you can easily mix two or more Chalk Paint™ colours to create your own shade
    • it allows you to achieve paint effects simply – ie dilute Chalk Paint™ with water to make a wash to feature a wood grain; thicken it overnight - by leaving the lid off - to create a chippy look; distress it with fine sandpaper or add Annie Sloan Dark Wax to change the depth of colour
    • brushes wash out easily – simply with soap and water
    • it is durable – and works well with Clear Annie Sloan Soft Wax to seal furniture, walls and floors, or other painting projects around the house and garden
    • it has eco credentials – Chalk Paint™ is water-based and non-toxic. It is lead free, EG free and virtually odour free. It is naturally low in VOCs making it ideal for those who are sensitive to traditional paints. 
  • (Photos by Christopher Drake)
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Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan is now available at Dini & Co

Chalk Paint™ is Annie Sloan paint. Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint™ in 1990. Back then, there was no paint available with the properties Annie was looking for, so she decided to develop her own. She came to choose the name "Chalk Paint" because it was suggestive of its very matte-almost chalky-finish.

Chalk Paint™ is Annie Sloan paint. Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint™ in 1990. Back then, there was no paint available with the properties Annie was looking for, so she decided to develop her own. She came to choose the name "Chalk Paint" because it was suggestive of its very matte-almost chalky-finish.


Chalk Paint™ is different. It is not simply paint with chalk added to it. It is not chalkboard paint. Chalk Paint™ is the unique decorative paint Annie Sloan developed for furniture, floors and walls, drawing on a lifetime of research and experience in working with paint and colour.

Chalk Paint™ adheres to most surfaces and creates gorgeous results quickly and easily. Use it for a textured finish, a distressed finish, a smooth contemporary finish or even as a wash. 

Chalk Paint™ sticks to just about any surface (wood, concrete, metal, matte plastic, varnished or painted surfaces, etc.) with no priming or sanding required.  Use it's companion product Annie Sloan Soft Wax for a durable and approachable finish for your interior furniture and the dark Soft Wax for decorative age and patina.


 Annie Sloan has chosen her palette of colors carefully. They range from soft, pale hues to bright, vivid tones reminiscent of historic European décor as well as strong 20th Century colors. The colors have been expertly chosen to meet every taste. They are rich and strong so they may be lightened, mixed together, dulled with Dark Wax or used as washes without losing their intensity and depth.

Annie Sloan Soft Wax is the perfect partner for Chalk Paint™ because they have been developed to work together. It can be used for protection and to give a beautiful mellow matte finish on painted furniture, cabinets, and walls.

Annie Sloan Soft Wax can be mixed with Chalk Paint™ to make a colored wax - how amazing.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saturday, October 27th., 2012 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dear Dini,

You are invited to the "Masquerade on Main" where hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents, enjoy Downtown Georgetown for a
"Trick or Treat" event starting at 11 AM and ending at 1 PM.

Children will be entertained by a variety of venues while visiting local businesses to collect treats. Main Street will be closed to all traffic during this event offering a fun-filled and safe "Trick or Treat" environment.
Click on "Enter if you dare..." to see scary photos
from last year & years gone by...

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You can win these two adorable
sitting ghouls (13") to add to your already "spooktacular"
Halloween decorations!

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Draw will take place Oct.26th. and be posted on Facebook.
Good Luck Everyone! 
Once again the merchants of Main Street 
are looking forward to the haunting of
their stores by ghosts and goblins
                                       aged ten or under.
We look forward to seeing you.
Dini & Co 
Trick or Treat! 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Let it Snow with a Snowing Tree at Dini & Co

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
Why is Dini & Co sending a newsletter
about snow so soon!
Last year during the holiday season, Dini & Co displayed a "snowing tree" in the front window and received an enormous amount of customers
wanting to purchase this unusual tree.
With only the display model available for sale Dini & Co decided to raffle the tree and donate all proceeds to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation
... check out Dini and K.C. Carruthers below with the big cheque!
(tree in the background)
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This year we are bringing in more of these fantastic trees
and are now taking orders!
We now have a limited amount of black trees and this year
we are introducing a new green tree.

Each tree comes with ornaments, flashing lights, a tree topper, snow,
and it even plays music! (optional music button for on or off)
The height is 68" and requires 4' to accommodate the base.
The price is 249.95 and quantities are limited.

Click on videos below to view these trees in action!

Black| Snowing Tree
Black Snowing Tree
Green Snowing Tree
Green Snowing Tree
You have to see it to believe it!
If you have the opportunity, please come by the store to see this fun tree.
You can place your order while you are here or send us an email at

These trees are surely conversational pieces and
will bring a smile to everyone's face.

PS. Thanks to the little "elves" that were more than happy to
help hang the ornaments! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Introducing VinniBag to Dini & Co

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Do You Fly... Drive... Ride... Hike... Ski... Or Sit at a Desk?

VinniBag is a reusable travel bag with inflatable air chambers that protect and insulate wine bottles, other liquids, and fragile items. It's designed to provide superior protection against impact and leakage, is easy to use, and stores flat, rolled or folded when not in use. 

VinniBag is a Versatile Traveling Companion

Traveling with wine, olive oil or just regular toiletries can be awkward at best, disastrous at worst. But whether it's in your checked suitcase or carry on luggage, the car trunk, a duffel bag or backpack, traveling with wine and other liquids requires protection for the contents as well as the surrounding items.

VinniBag is a great gift item for your favorite wine lover, frequent flier, backpacker, skier, etc. 

VinniBag is even good if you don't ever leave your desk... you can use it too - as a bath pillow, headrest, or great lumbar support while you're stuck at your desk.

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Uses for the VinniBag ...

Designed to optimally protect standard 750 ml wine bottles, VinniBag can accommodate many other types of bottles including champagne, olive oil, perfume and even expensive camera lenses. Not sure it would do much for the flowers.
Because of the open architecture of the inner chamber, this travel system can be used for many different types of items, or several smaller items together. Contents are isolated, immobilized and cushioned by the air chambers, and sealed with a specially designed closure.  
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VinniBag was engineered specifically to withstand air travel and high altitudes. The design and materials allow for significant changes in air pressure and temperatures. Sophisticated testing was done at an independent test lab using altitude chambers that surpass normal conditions in aircraft cargo holds.VinniBag can also handle some pretty tough temperatures. The important part is to load, inflate & deflate VinniBag in normal temperatures for proper performance. The air chambers were designed to provide optimum cushioning against impact, and to immobilize the contents during transport. Ideal as a wine travel bag, the product is also a versatile travel bag for many different items.

You have to see it to believe it!
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Vinnibag on the road
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A VinniBag is an excellent device to carry wine or fine liquors with you on a flight without feeling anxious about shipping them with your 
checked luggage.
VinniBag: How to Use
How to Use

Insert a bottle into the center of VinniBag, inflate by mouth or with a hand pump, roll up the bottom flap to form a leak proof seal, and snap the buckle closed.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Beyond a Bag now at Dini & Co

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convertible expandable organized
3 bags in 1
In This Issue

Beyond a Bag Expandable Tote


Making functional fabulous...that's the principle behind this new collection.

Travel in style with multiple pockets, smart storage, compact designs that expand when needed.

Fun and functional too with colors that are bold and right on trend!

The designs are clean and effortless.

Made with water-resistant polyester with tough webbing straps and heavy-duty zippers, and lots of smart details that make sense.

So, whether you're at the gym, the theme park or the departure lounge, you'll have everything you need to arrive in style.

Now available at Dini & Co! 

backpack to shoulder bag to duffle

Out for the day?

Grab your handy backpack and get going! Quickly switch up the strap for a stylish over-the-shoulder bag with lots of storage and zippered pockets.

As the day goes on, just unzip this bag and there's a handy duffle to hold everything you've got!

shoulder bag to medium duffle

It's a stylish cross-body bag when you want your hands free.

Convert to a fanny pack and have zippered pockets close at hand.

Need to carry more? Just unzip - no need to empty it first - and you have a handy duffle to hold a day's worth of fun.

handy tote to full-size shopper 

We call it the perfect shopper, because it fits over your shoulder, has lots of inside pockets and a sassy style.
But, the real perfection is in how with one quick zip it expands to almost double in size into a punchy color-blocked tote.

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The short video below introduces the Beyond A Bag collection.
Check out Wendy Knecht (creator) having fun demonstrating the stylish versatility
and multi-functionality that is the heart of Beyond A Bag!
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

ciao baby Portable High Chair


Is your family or a family you know always busy and on the go? 

We all want products and services that make life easier! We all want to find solutions that make our craziness seem less crazy!

Dini & Co is thrilled to carry this new, innovative product for active families with small children...ciao! baby™, the go-anywhere-high-chair!

This portable high chair is perfect for the family on-the-go.  The ciao! baby™ folding baby chair will make travel, camping, tailgating, picnics, and trips to grandma's house more convenient.

Co-inventors Kim Strong and Jamye Baker are thrilled to introduce this innovative, unique and patented portable high chair, ciao! baby™!
Kim and Jamye each have children and understand that families are busy and involved in many different activities. Often mealtime is not spent at home. They realize that families with small children need a solution that will make life easier during mealtime and snack times. Kim and Jamye created ciao! baby™ with this in mind.    

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ciao! baby Portable High Chair
Visit Dini & Co to purchase your ciao! baby™ portable high chair!

Why ciao! baby™

♥ ciao! baby™ portable high chair is an innovative practical solution for families on the go with small children!  


♥ All inclusive limited space high chair solution that requires no table, chair or any other mechanism to work!

♥ All one piece & no assembly required!

♥ Easily unfolds, locks into place and folds back up in seconds!

♥ ciao! baby™ is convenient to carry, stores in a bag, and an ideal portable high chair for outdoor use.

♥ Light weight and flexible design makes it easy to take anywhere!

♥ Makes a great baby shower gift. 
♥ It's unlike any other folding high chair product available!

Product Details
♥ Durable material with a clear vinyl tray cover that easily wipes clean - great for restaurants to always have a clean space for your baby to eat on!
♥ Built-in cup holder.   
♥ Comfortable adjustable lap belt securely holds child.   
♥ Ideal for children up to three years old.

♥ Tested and approved. Meets ASTM high chair standards.
♥ Approx. Open Size: 23"x23"x32"   
♥ Approx. Weight: 8 lbs.

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