Thursday, 25 August 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint People

Love this bureau painted by Moira at Rustiques Annie Sloan Paint in Arles stencilled and crackled
I have had a lot of time away from our ever dampening workshop...we are moving by the of that coming soon
So since I haven't painted anything groovy recently, nor run a class I reckoned it would be cool to let you see some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint People...those that stock the paint and/or paint with it.

I was on my travels - delivering paint around Scotland because being the Scottish distributor of Annie Sloan Paint means we get out and about to see our stockists when we have larger orders and I really wanted to show you something of Rustiques - the Annie Sloan Stockists for Aberdeenshire that is owned by Moira

Lots of new paint stock waiting to be unpacked

I love Moira's display

Moira always has extras to buy like these fabulous handles and blanks for painting projects

who needs a paper colour chart when you have this!
Lots and lots of lovely gifts and home accessories

 After I left Moira having had a jolly good gas and put the world to rights I headed back to Perth via Coupar Angus and nearby Eggshell and Chalk at the Bothy - Gillian has a lovely little shop converted from one of the spaces in their farm buildings - this is the first time I had visited and it is trully delightful. Gillian has always used a lot of Annie Sloan Chalk paint to upcycle her furniture with - it makes the work less arduous and means that she can keep labour down and therefore keep costs reasonable. Gillian has great flair and combines her own painted and vintage items with those of other local craftspeople. Why not visit her during Perthshire Open Studios - she is not always open and so if you want to visit make an appointment first - West Balgersho Farm, Coupar Angus PH13 9LW
Gillian Morris: Tel: 01828 670628 / 07719 920074

lovely home wares and a print by Marliese Richmond

Gillian...caught her unawares

Soft furnishings

Online inspiration can be got by liking Annie Sloan Paint on Facebook where Annie and fans post regularly their Chalk Paint projects - Annie is doing a series of bedside tables just now, each in a different colour and they seem to be appearing combinations you would never think of using.
Facebook and Blogs seem to be a wealth of inspiration - those using the paint uploading regularly their triumphs with the paint - one of my favourites recently was produced by the very talented Kathy Wear 

Crusty Corbels

Head over to Maison Decor Blog to check out the painting process of this piece

Maison Decor hop over and have a look at some of her fabulous paint projects

I had the pleasure to meet Sarah, the owner of Modern Country Style - she was a fellow student with me in Annie Sloan's Class in Oxford and she had a wonderful Painty Link Party on her blog recently where lots of paint projects were linked to - scroll to the bottom of her post about painting a table and find a myriad of inspiring blogs to visit
Sarah's Modern Country Style painted table
I hope all this has inspired you to buy, use, visit, peruse more Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - don't forget that you can buy it on-line from Carte Blanche and that you can pick it up and start painting - no stripping required!


  1. I can see Annie Sloan in my future, it seems a really good option for interesting painted furniture. No stress distressing.

  2. Love your post Cait .
    I confess........
    I'm an Annie Sloan Chalk Painter !!!!
    If it don't move .....!!!!!!
    Anne xxx

  3. Still to try out the paint but I see potential for evening classes at our shop. Yaaay Moira has used our decoupage sheets on decorative accessories I just saw them in your pictures. All the shops look great. Hope that you are drying out at your place.

  4. You will love the paint Helen, it's such fun to work with and great for classes. And of course we recommended you to the ONLY stencil company to go to and supplier of beautious decoupage papers. We demo your decoupage papers in our classes too.

  5. Hi Cait - after having a "painting" chat with your husband at the weekend I visited The Laurel Gallery today and purchased some Annie Sloan paint & wax. First impression? Wow - it's a miracle paint lol

  6. It is such a lot of fun isn't it Gill. Keep enjoying and spread the word!!!