The first time I heard about Annie Sloan's chalk paint was when I bought this book, "Creating the French Look", by Annie Sloan... I was very intrigued by her paint, her colors and the incredibly authentic vintage look they resulted in. Upon doing a little search I realized it was available in England, but I didn't think we could get it in the US... Then comes in Miss Mustard Seed, with her wonderful tutorials, and I was thrilled to find out that the paint was available to us!! I spared no time ordering some and, ever since then, I have used nothing else! The fact that it does not require priming and it distresses beautifully has truly won me over!
Fast forward to a a few days before Farm Chicks... I was in a bind, I needed more old white paint to finish a large project and knew I didn't have time to order... So I searched for a stockist in the Portland (OR) Area and found Phyllis! We talked on the phone, she had just become a stockist for Annie Sloan paint and was still waiting for her paint shipment... But she very graciously offered to give me her own can of barely used Old White paint!!! Talk about a life saver!! Plyllis is getting ready to open a Annie Sloan paint store in the Alphabet District (near the Pearl), but she welcomes orders at any time, since she has stock on hand! She will also be offering classes and workshops on how to use this amazingly versatile paint!!
Here is Phyllis's contact information:
store (opening soon):
1720 Lovejoy #120
I would love to see your favorite chalk paint projects... Please share!!! This is my first time using a link gadget, I hope it works!!!