I Might Look Like I Am Listening, But In My Head I’m Painting MUG

What a great gift for the painter in your home!  (or for yourself)  Or- if buying a gift certificate – think about having one of these added to your purchase to be sent to.

Not much needs to be said to describe these- other than what a cute idea if you have someone who loves to paint OR for you.  They retail for $8.00.

Buy yours HERE.

The Purple Painted Lady Painting Coffee Mug


The Annie Sloan MixMat™ – NEW!

Chalk Paint® NEW Product Release! ….The Annie Sloan MixMat™ is a first of its kind furniture-painting accessory that provides the perfect surface for being inventive with Chalk Paint®.

The Purple Painted Lady Annie Sloan MixMat

It can be used for charging rollers, color mixing, stamping and so much more! What an easy way to experiment and create new Chalk Paint® colors using the Annie Sloan MixMat™.

It is a washable, re-useable pre-printed flexible artist palette that retails for $29.00!

And The Purple Painted Lady has them IN STOCK for you! Hot off the UPS truck! Stop in to our locations OR check them out on-line HERE!

The Purple Painted Lady MixMat Rolled up

The Purple Painted Lady Annie Sloan MixMat BACK

Paint Your Fireplace, Mantle or Surround with Chalk Paint®

The littlest change can make such a big impact! Check out what Anne, who is part of The Purple Painted Lady® team did to her fireplace.

The Purple Painted Lady Pure White Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Fireplace brick

A little watered down Chalk Paint® in Pure White got rid of that orangey-red brick and now plays well with Anne’s decorating style!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:    Before painting your fireplace surround, check with your Fire Marshall or Code Enforcement Officer regarding code in your area…it can vary by city/state.

Have you painted your fireplace?  If yes- please send examples to Trish at takuntz@rochester.rr.com and you could win free stuff!

Goodbye dated red/orange brick…..Hello fresh and Current! Look what Linda Crawford did with a little Old White Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan that was thinned with a little water. No top coat needed at all!

Debbie Ballo totaly transformed this baby!  Primer Red Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and Java Gel by General Finishes. Debbie Ballo used both and transformed her fireplace surround. We love it! Debbie used Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax over the Primer Red and the General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin over the Java Gel. We love it!

Jasmine Hagan did an amazing job with her fireplace surround.  She stained over the pink brick with a dark walnut stain, then used watered down Old White Chalk Paint® to dab a white wash over the stain. I then painted the mantle in  Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® and sealed with Clear Wax. Jasmine wrote us, “No regrets!!!”

The Purple Painted Lady Jasmine Hagen Fireplace Duck Egg Chalk Pant Annie Sloan

Roxanne Serritos

Roxanne and her dog used Paris Grey Chalk Paint® – straight out of the can!  Then they made a wash of Pure White with some water and another wash of Graphite thinned with water.  After she painted the Paris Grey all over the fireplace and it had dried, she took the Graphite wash and applied it over the ridges in the rock to show off the texture. Then, she used the Pure White wash to tone it down where needed.  Roxanne wrote, “When you start it, your inner Annie Sloan kicks in and you just kinda work it…If you hesitate you will never do it…Tag me if ya need help…Or awesome Trish”

And isn’t her dog cute too?!

The Purple Painted Lady Roxanne Serritos Fireplace Paris Grey Chalk Paint

Kristin Belsito Sherman

A little Coco Chalk Paint® and voila!

The Purple Painted Lady Fireplace Coco Chalk Paint Kristin Belsito ShermanSuzanne Bagheri from at The Painted Drawer

Suzanne did a whitewash using Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan mixed with water.  About a 1 part paint to 3 parts water ratio.  She stippled the paint on in sections and then used paper towels to lift and remove excess strategically.  Check out Suzanne’s blog HERE!

The Purple Painted Lady Whitewashed Old White Brick The Painted Drawer

Susan Chamberlin

The Purple Painted Lady Fireplace Old Ochre Chalk Paint Susan Chamberlin

Eileen Carney:

Eileen used a watered down version of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Pure White, followed with Old White to soften the brightness.  Then, randomly rubbing to show texture and color of brick. She loves it now!

The Purple Painted Lady Eileen Carney Fireplace


Mary Roach Kleps

Mary did a great job!  She used French Linen Chalk Paint® on the floor tiles and then ran a wash of Pure White and water (1 part each) over the dried French Linen and immediately wiped off the excess. I used the same wash on the brick fireplace.

The Purple Painted Lady Mary Roach Kleps Fireplace French Linen Pure White before after


MOVING our Rochester South Ave Location to Village Gate (South Ave is now CLOSED!)

The Purple Painted Lady ® is growing!

We have CLOSED our South Ave location~   we are very, very excited to announce that we are moving our South Ave location to the “Neighborhood of the Arts”, Village Gate location – opening in July, 2016!

We will be located across from the The Gate House in the current Rochester Brainery space.

There is tons of parking!!!! And we will have a HUGE studio for workshops and art classes- and open Chalk Paint® Studio Time where you can bring your own piece in!

Our South Ave store was closed permanently on May 9th.

Watch for announcements of our Village Gate GRAND OPENING!

We will have SPECIAL SALES going on!

Village Gate The Purple Painted Lady Goodman Ave OUTSIDE May 9

Annie Sloan Black & White Waxes NOW Available!

The Purple Painted Lady® are so excited!  Annie Sloan has a NEW RELEASE of Black and White Waxes….and we have them in house!

Annie Sloan BLACK WAX The Purple Painted Lady

Annie Sloan WHITE WAX The Purple Painted Lady

Visit our online store to order for shipping out to you TODAY!


Annie Sloan White Chalk Paint® Wax can be applied directly onto wood to create a limed look, and it also has a wonderful effect on painted pieces. “Think of a piece which has been gracefully, subtly faded by sunlight – a piece left in a sunny spot, a terrace in Tuscany,” says Annie. See Annie Sloan White Chalk Paint® Wax in use HERE.

The Purple Painted Lady is extremely excited about the White Wax.

Napoleonic Blue with White Wax:

Napoleonic Blue with White Wax Frame The Purple Painted Lady

French Linen with White Wax:

The Purple Painted Lady French Linen Chalk Paint White Wax Frame

Graphite with White Wax:

The Purple Painted Lady Graphite with WHITE Black Dark Clear Wax Sample Board Chalk Paint


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Annie Sloan Black Chalk Paint® Wax gives a cool, dark finish to your paintwork, bringing out texture in brushwork and moldings, as well as darkening and enriching colors. Where Dark Soft Wax ‘antiques’ pieces, Annie Sloan Black Chalk Paint® Wax toughens them up! See Annie Sloan Black Chalk Paint® Wax in use HERE.

Order your 500 ml WHITE WAX HERE

Order your MINI WHITE WAX (120ml) HERE

Order your 500ml BLACK WAX HERE

Order your MINI BLACK WAX (120ml) HERE

WHITE WAX The Purple Painted Lady Annie Sloan

BLACK WAX on Antibes Green The Purple Painted Lady Annie Sloan