Painting a Leather Cushion with Chalk Paint®

we are so proud of Gerri (shown in this photo) ~ one of our special customers in Syracuse, NY.

Gerri Olive leather The purple painted Lady

She painted her burgundy leather cushion with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

Gerri painted a few thinned coats of the color Olive. We recommend that you apply your first coat- and allow 24 hours of wait time before you paint another coat.

Gerri thinned her paint slightly with water. (adding between about 20% water to whatever amount of Chalk Paint® you have)

Then- after her last coat of Chalk Paint® dried, she sanded the paint softly with some 400 grit sandpaper. In this step- make sure to be careful not to sand the edges or corners. Again- stay away from the edges so you do not accidentally wear thru the paint.

Once she polished the surface- the paint felt smooth and soft.

Lastly- she visited me at the Baldwinsville shop, and I helped her finish it off with an application of Annie’s clear wax.

APPLYING WAX TO LEATHER:

After the paint on your leather has been dry for about 24 hours, then wax.  (this extra time allows your paint to really set up, adhere and cure)

To apply the wax, we used a lint free cotton rag instead of a wax brush.  The leather is soft and subtle and we found using a rag to be best, but you may have a different opinion- and that is fine.  Go with what works for you.

Basically- we gently rubbed the wax around and in and then stopped when it felt smooth and almost dry to the touch. This was a super easy process and the wax sealed the paint and made it feel like the most luxurious leather coat you have ever felt.

If you apply too much wax and need to remove the excess, just take a fresh, clean, lint free rag and gently wipe off the excess.

Be gentle when rubbing near the seems , corners or edges so that your removing of the wax does not act like a “wet distress” where you remove the paint.   It is normal to get some color transfer on your rag that you are applying your wax with, so do not panic when that happens.

Have you painted anything leather? If yes- please post a photo on our Facebook page and one of you will be selected to WIN a free gift from The Purple Painted Lady on Monday, December 29th, 2014.

The Purple Painted Lady (that’s me!) sells chalk paint® in three of her locations through out western NY and also- via her on-line store/website!

If you do not purchase through me…I hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you! We sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart which is the lowest price I can legally sell it for based on the contract to be a distributor. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) Link to Our On-Line Store HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to customer service and what you should expect from us – click HERE.

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Paint your old leather boots with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

Paint your old leather boots with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan?
Absolutely!

The Purple Painted Lady BEFORE BOOTS Indigo Tones BEFORE Books

My friend Kerry Stich, is a Personal Color Analyst and owns a business called Indigo Tones located in Pittsford, New York.

Indigo Tones
32 ½ South Main St Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 249-9738
kerry@indigotones.com

The Purple Painted South Main St Indigo Tones Pittsford

Kerry transformed her boots with Florence. Don’t they look awesome?

The Purple Painted Lady FLORENCE AFTGER BOOTS Indigo Tones AFTER Boots

Kerry says that the color Florence is the most universal color that looks wonderful on everyone! So, when shopping for clothes- look for Florence.

Florence Sample Board

To paint your leather boots, thin your Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan with a little water.

Add about 10% to 20% water to the amount of paint needed for your boots. It won’t take much paint to paint your boots…maybe a couple tablespoons as most.

Try “dry brushing” your first coat on initially and see the results. Do you like it? Yes? Great- apply a coat of wax over your boots.

If no….go ahead and apply more paint.

Either way- once done painting, apply a uniform coat of clear wax. It will moisturize your paint and protect your boots!

Kerry’s specialty is doing individual color analysis. She will be a life saver for you since she guides you on which colors are best based on your skin and hair color. A color analysis consultation at Indigo Tones will give you the tools you need to build a wardrobe that compliments your coloring, your personality, your lifestyle, and budget. Kerry’s unique approach to personal color analysis will also help you understand more about who you are and what makes you feel confident.

She provides the highest quality botanically based mineral cosmetics, organic skin care, natural fiber swatch books, and handmade jewelry and accessories. Indigo Tones is about finding the simple, natural ways we can make our lives better!

Check out Kerry’s Facebook page HERE.

The Purple Painted Lady (that’s me!) sells chalk paint® in three of her locations through out western NY and also- via her on-line store/website!

If you do not purchase through me…I hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you! We sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart which is the lowest price I can legally sell it for based on the contract to be a distributor. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) Link to Our On-Line Store HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to customer service and what you should expect from us – click HERE.

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Paint Your Washer & Dryer with Chalk Paint®

Use Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan to jazz up your old washer & dryer?

Absolutely!

Check out what Melissa’s Perfect Piece did!

Melissa The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Washer Dryer Laundry Room painted

This almost makes doing laundry fun!

My suggestion for painting your washer and dryer would be to wipe down each with water.

Dry thoroughly.

Then paint with Chalk Paint®. Paint first coat and wait 24 hours, then do second coat.

Adding detail? Do it with Chalk Paint®.

Then, use the Artisan Enhancements Clear Finish as your top coat. It will work wonderfully.

And voila! You are done!

Melissa created this pretty pink custom color using Chalk Paint®. (Check out the paint mixing tool on our website to help with color mixing ideas!) => Click HERE

Looking for a site to order polka dot stencils from? Try Royal Design Studio!

The Purple Painted Lady (that’s me!) sells chalk paint® in three of her locations through out western NY and also- via her on-line store/website!

If you do not purchase through me…I hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you! We sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart which is the lowest price I can legally sell it for based on the contract to be a distributor. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) Link to Our On-Line Store HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to customer service and what you should expect from us – click HERE.

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Mini Wax Pots by Annie Sloan (4.22 ounces for $15)

Mini Wax Pots by Annie Sloan?!

Yes, in deed! And aren’t they beautiful!

The Purple Painted Lady mini wax pots 500 ml 422 ounce with 500 ml Chalk Paint annie sloan

And they’re coming to The Purple Painted Lady on December 19th!
Mini Wax Pots will be available in both Clear and Dark Wax. They are 4.22 ounces (about the same size as the sample pots of paint) and will be for sale at $15/pot!

Perfect for those looking to test the waters using wax- or you just want a little dark wax. We are taking pre-orders, but note that your whole order will WAIT to ship together once the mini wax pots arrive! And just in time for the holidays too!

Would you like to pre-order a mini wax pot -visit HERE!
The Purple Painted Lady Annie Sloan 422 Wax Sample Pot

The Purple Painted Lady (that’s me!) sells chalk paint® in three of her locations through out western NY and also- via her on-line store/website!

If you do not purchase through me…I hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you! We sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart which is the lowest price I can legally sell it for based on the contract to be a distributor. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) Link to Our On-Line Store HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to customer service and what you should expect from us – click HERE.

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Pretty Glittery Gift Tags- For FREE!

We appreciate our customers so much!

I would hope you know that if you have you ever ordered product from The Purple Painted Lady?

Because then you would have been the recipient of one or two of these pretties shown in the photo below in your package.
Gift Tags Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

And if you have not bought from us- I hope you consider doing so. And we always include a little gift for you.

For the month of December though in our Macedon, NY location- when you purchase any Chalk Paint® – pick out a FREE gift tag to take with you!

And when you come to our Macedon, NY location- you can check out the new hutch we recently added to the shop!

The Purple Painted Lady 77 Main Street Hutch Inside of store  Chalk Paint

The Purple Painted Lady (that’s me!) sells chalk paint® in three of her locations through out western NY and also- via her on-line store/website!

If you do not purchase through me…I hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you! We sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart which is the lowest price I can legally sell it for based on the contract to be a distributor. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) Link to Our On-Line Store HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to customer service and what you should expect from us – click HERE.

Thanks so much!

Trish —