Somewhere in the Sunshine
Anne Sloan stockist and furniture boutique with workshops in the heart of Tyalgum

WELCOME TO SOMEWHERE IN THE SUNSHINE

There are many house paints on the market but we believe chalk paint is the best for our projects.
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Furniture professionally painted ready to go, or bring in your favourite piece and we'll work with your style.
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Unparalleled in quality and hugely popular, one of many reasons why we're an exclusive stockist.
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Why don't you drop by for a chat & a cup of tea?

Paints

There are many house paints on the market but we believe the Annie Sloan purpose-made chalk paint is the best for our projects. The paint has a very matte texture, absorbs wax easily, and has been specially created to be used in a huge variety of ways – for example as a wash, with or without texture, or applied thickly.

One of the great bonuses with this paint is that there is no need to prime the furniture or rub it down in preparation, meaning you can start painting easily and quickly while you have the urge. It dries quickly, is non-toxic, has low VOC (doesn't smell) and washes out in water. It lends itself really well to stressing (aging) the look – it doesn’t tear like acrylics. It can be applied to glass, metal, fabric and plastics. Versatile!

If you like restoring pre-loved furniture or fabric, our chalk paint is an obvious choice.

OUR FURNITURE

We love seeing the potential in every piece of furniture.  Whether you have modern or antique, new or preloved pieces, the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lifts and brings new life to each one. Our showroom is full of painted items we have been given or bought from second hand dealers because they are interesting, retro or show a craft from a bygone era.

Clients also bring pieces in for transformation. Sometimes rooms, sometimes whole houses get the shabby chic touch from Somewhere in the Sunshine. There are lots of different styles that are important to us: French, Boho, Country, Swedish and Modern Contemporary. Drop in for some professional guidance for your next renovation! 

Click one our projects below to find out how we did them.

Workshops

These workshops run monthly with updates via our email newsletter. The topics change each month so there is always something new to learn.

Our workshops are an inspiration for those people who want to paint and create wonders but can't start… yes – so many people come in and are overwhelmed by the choices!

The chalk paint is such an exciting medium when you consider how versatile it is – it paints metal, glass, fabric – you can dye your curtains with it! As well as an education for those who would like to start to bring new life to their favourite pieces of furniture, the workshops are a great way to meet others already painting and have great ideas with colours and experiences with the paint. There  are so many amazing ideas: from stenciling furniture to fabric, to painting out your entire bathroom.. including the floor!

Learn. Rekindle. Paint.

Local workshops with some of the best.

A Little About Us...

Welcome to Somewhere in the Sunshine, stockist of the Original Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Discover French Country-inspired furnishings and vintage homewares in the heart of Tyalgum. We are situated 45 minutes from Gold Coast airport - a short drive from Murwillumbah through the green cauldera of the Mt Warning Rainforest National Park.

Somewhere in the Sunshine is a unique cottage industry and offers an extensive range of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint products as well as home decorating services. We also participate on the massive Houzz website for house renovators, which is an honour to be included, and counted among the creative home building businesses of Australia!

We live in an exquisite part of the world that naturally inspires creativity in the artisans of this area. Grace Loire started her business two years ago with passion and a vision to revitalise home and business environments with the non-toxic, water-based Annie Sloan Chalk paint. It's been very much a community project with many of the local businesses using the chalk paint to decorate their shops and give Tyalgum a unique village style. Word spread quickly that we were stockists of the chalk paint and we now proudly service the rural and coastal areas of the Northern Rivers.

Our workshops are an added inspiration as well as an education for those who would like to bring new life to their favourite pieces of furniture, paint out a room or restore much loved items to their former glory. These workshops run monthly with updates via our email newsletter. The topics change each month so there is always something new to learn. And that's the key - endless possibilities!

Chalk paint takes away the tedium of having to prepare projects - just apply the paint and save the time. Perfect for all my projects.

Jeremiel D'etage

Hobbist

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has enabled me to take any furniture and turn it into a creative project. If I don't like a colour scheme, it's easy to change as I go. There are so many options!

Emerald Rae

Paint Guru