The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale Junk Jubilee 9/26/2015

The Purple Painted Lady 5th Annual Barn Sale Junk Jubilee is a “one day only festival” on September 26, 2015 from 10 – 5pm at our home on 20 acres.

The purple Painted Lady Barn Sale Billboard University Winton August 2015

LOCATION of BARN SALE:

845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra NY 14522

Barn MAP Sale 2015 Chalk Paint Logo The purple Painted Lady

 

DETAILS:

Over 80 artisans have donated items for the raffle and The Purple Painted Lady will be giving away Chalk Paint® at the top of every hour! (PRINT YOUR FREE RAFFLE TICKET BELOW!

We have an awesome band called Vintage, food trucks, chicken dinner BBQ….:and……..

LIST OF VENDORS:  Barn Sale 2015 Chalk Paint Logo The purple Painted Lady RAFFLE 2015 RWM

Artful Creations
Bangin” Headboards
Blush Floral & Wedding Design
BoHo Chyck
Books ETC
Born Again Chairs
Branching Out Keepsakes
Busy B Boutique
Chicory Farm Soap
Cindy Kuhn Studios
Country Characters
Crafty Little Bee
Critters 3D
Cummings Maple
Distressed Stiletto
Dominique Designs
Dumpster Bunny Designs
Everbloom Beauties
From Marlana’s Heart To Yours
Garden Treasures
Grape Connection
Griffen Bakery
CREATIONS by Jane
Henna On Earth
Hungry Hound Biscuits
Indigo Earth & Wildheart Art Studio
Indigo Moon Fibers
Island Wraps
JoAnn Pollock Painted Furniture
JNL Remodeling
Kathleen Danielle
Kim Ferrari Jewelry
KJ Glass and Jewelry
KL Mittens
Kreationality
Lake Effect Forge
Le Petit Poutine – Food Truck
Lorraines Concrete Leaves
Lost & Found (Treasures)
Maarvelous Creations
ManDa I Love to Paint
Made For You Stained Glass
Michael Keene AUTHOR
The Meatball Truck – Food Truck
My Heart By A Thread
MWMurals
Rachel’s Garden
mcldesigns
Ole Kate’s Crafts
Out Of The Box
Pop’s House of Country Collectibles
Premier Designs jewelry
Primitive Hollow
Creations By Alicia
qq creations
RidgeDesigns
Rougetique
Roses IN the Hedgerow
Sergent Woodworking
Sew Surprised!
Simply Sarah Creations
Silvery Moon Designs
Spirit Wind H’artfelts
Sunshine On Water
Sweet Pea Felts
Sweet Whimsy Designs
sweetiepunkpendants
Thainna’s Gift Shop
The Lady and the Snowman
The Inspired Life Project
The Little RED Wagon
The IT Girls
The White Geranium
Things to Bling
tmh Associates
Vintage Soul
Vintage Soup
Von Brake Spices
Whimsical Designs By Ann
Weathertop Farm & Hopyard
ZiLLA’s QuEeN
Zimmer’s Bakes

 

NO SMOKING:

This is a NO SMOKING event.  I apologize if that is difficult for you, but we do hist this at my home.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

THIS IS A BENEFIT:

There is a $1 entrance that goes 100% to our charity of choice this year- which is the South Macedon Volunteer Fire Department

There is a $5 per car parking fee.  The cost of parking goes 100% to the Palmyra Macedon  Rotary.

Coming in from out of town?

Check out staying at Springdale Farm Bed and Breakfast, Palmyra Inn or Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps.

 

One FREE Raffle ticket per customer!  This must be given at time of entrance!

Barn Sale Flyer The Purple painted Ladt RAFFLE 2014 Barn Sale 2015 Chalk Paint Logo The purple Painted Lady RAFFLE 2015

 

We Painted a Patio Umbrella with Chalk Paint®

Yes- we all know that Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is some amazing, crazy paint.  Although it has been manufactured for over 25 years- what other paint has grown as much or as fast in the last 5 years? None- except Annie Sloan.   It started out just in England- and then it came to North America….and now it is in United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, all of Europe, etc   Social media and customers who use it, love it and post about it and that …..created this phenominal global paint revolution.

Ok, sorry- I was thinking about that and had to share my though.  So, The Purple Painted Lady is located in western NY.  (just need to say also- that we ship your on-line orders out the same day that you place them and paint sold in the USA, is made in the USA!  Kansas City, Missouri in fact!)

Here is the story of the painted umbrella: I have a friend who had a patio umbrella that structurally was in great shape.  The fabric of the umbrella was a dull unter green- and not quite going with the new “brighter spring green” cushions she loved and bought for her patio chairs.  One day- when the “Mr. Purple Painted Lady” was at their home- she told him about the umbrella.  It was Steve who suggested, “let’s paint it!”

So, at The Purple Painted Lady~  we are fortunate that a couple of the women who are part of our team – were very enthusiastic about painting this umbrella as an experiement to see how it goes and how it holds up once done and placed back outside.

Intro to Courtney (on the left) and Britni! (aren’t they beautiful!)

Courtney Britni Patio Umbrella The Purple Painted ladySeriously- I struck the lottery having these two walk into my shop to be hired a couple years back.  Granted, they didn’t come in together- because Britni referred Courtney- (thank you Britni!)  …but I can honestly share- that they are two of the most mature and grounded high schoolers (and now…college students) I have ever met!  They are both enthusiastic, disciplined in working significant hours and still maintaining top of the class grades, and I have never had to call them once for missing work or coming in late!  (well, okay- I did have to call Courtney the first week she was hired- but that was only because I did a terrible time communicating her schedule)   They are both go getter’s and are always eager to do anything and to help and with a big smile on their face. (okay- I just needed to share that because I am very grateful for them and am feeling a bit meloncholy since they are spreading their wings and leaving for college.  I am not even their mom , but I cry as I write that.  Tissue please!)

Now- on to Chalk Paint®  and focusing on this project.

MATERIALS USED:

2 quarts of Primer Red (ctually less than 2 quarts- but it was more than one!)

2 quart plastic bucket

Annie Sloan’s SMALL paint brush (ps – I love the small size.  I find that the brush gets a bit too heavy in my hand wihen the brisles are loaded with paint on the medium or large)

Spray Bottle

The hunter green umbrella is big.  It has a solid wood base and the arms that extend out – are these non-bendable metal.  The umbrella is made of some sort of water proof-ish thicker canvas-like fabric that almost looks like it has a basket weave texture to it and can be removed from the top.

The Purple Painted Lady Courtney Patio Umbrella Chalk Paint Primer Red

 

We did not measure the diameter when we had the umbrella, but I am guessing it is 9 feet.

The color the umbrella fabric was going to be painted was Primer Red by Annie Sloan.

Primer Red The Purple Painted Lady

 

This image shows Primer Red with both clear wax and (on the right) dark wax over it. (no wax was used during this project)Primer Red Sample Board

Britni and Courtney started this project by laying the umbrella fabric out onto a plastic drop coth.

The Purple  Painted Lady  Patio Umbrella Primer Red In Process Courtney

 

Then they spritzed the fabric with water.  We used a spray bottle like this:

The Purple Painted Lady Spray Bottle Paint Fabric Chalk Paint

 

They poured some paint into a bucket and dilluted it with water.  Almost a 1:1 ratio.  Then, using Annie Sloan’s small “domed top” brush they began to paint.  Ths brush is awesome in helping to get the paint into grooves of the fabric’s texture.

 

The Purple Painted Lady small Annie sloan Chalk Paint brush domed top

 

The best way to apply the paint, is using your Annie Sloan domed top paint brush:

1. Work in sections and paint from the center, out.

The Purple  Painted Lady  Patio Umbrella Primer Red In Process 2

2. Swirl your brush initially in circles, using the bristles to get into all of the textured grooves.

3. Immediately, after getting nice coverage with circular strokes – lay your paint smoothly in linear, straight lines going from the top center to the bottom.  Watch a video here about “laying your paint.”  Hopefully the iage below conveys linear finished strokes.

The Purple  Painted Lady  Patio Umbrella Primer Red In Process

This project took a good three coats.

The Purple  Painted Lady  Patio Umbrella Primer Red In Process  on loading dock

 

Courtney and Britni painted BOTH the top of the umbrella and flipped it over and did the underside.

AMOUNT OF PAINT USED:

They used a quart and a half of paint on this project.

We left the umbrella on our loading dock for about a week to allow the paint to fully set and cure before exposing it to the night dew and rain.  It is now back at the Van Gorden’s home.  Pretty cool, huh? And it’s already been down poured on three times and all looks good!

The Purple  Painted Lady  Patio Umbrella Primer Red after 2 close up

 

The Purple  Painted Lady  Patio Umbrella Primer Red after

Now- some are you wondering- what did we top coat it in?

PROTECTIVE TOP COAT?:

I painted my exterior porch floors with Chalk Paint® without a top sealer back in 2013 and they still look great. It really does work well outside.

Most canvas umbrellas are water resistent, but will eventually start to drip a little water through their fabric if they are in a continuous down pour.

I did not want to add a variable that could change the umbrella’s basic fuctionality- since the Chalk Paint® allows the moisture to breathe or escape. If I had sealed the umbrella’s fabric on top- it would trap the moisture beneath- and then I would be concerned about mold growing when the umbrella is closed tight. I am not sure if I communicated my thoughts clearly there, but in my opinion – this would be the best path. : )

AMAZING CHALK PAINT® APPLICATIONS:

Annie Sloan created her paint for furniture and walls.  But it is so amazing, we have pushed the envelope on what we use it for many times.

Since fabrics of umbrellas vary- always do a test spot.  We can guarantee across the board that this will be a success for your umbrella or patio cushions, but many have done their boat seats and outdoor pillows.

BUY PRODUCT FROM …..THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

PLEASE VISIT OUR FOUR LOCATIONS!

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

STARTING LATE August, 2015 ~ 650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027 inside The Savvy Chick

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

 

 

 

Modern Masters Give-A-Way (Transforming a Cement Floor in to a Patina’d Copper and Rusted Iron look)

The Purple Painted Lady is so excited about opening our 4th location in the city of Rochester, NY.  It will be located at 650 South Avenue- which is in the heart of South Wedge and we will open our doors later in August.

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

We have literally gutted the space.

Here is a BEFORE photo of where we started: (take note to even the check out counter.  Below you will see what we have done with it to spruce it up.)

 OKay- just a reminder – the image BELOW is a BEFORE PHOTO!

650 South Ave BEFORE restoration The Purple Painted Lady

We have since done the following to the space:

* tore out the tan leopard print carpet and replaced it with wood.

* pulled about 1,000 nails out of the wall and ceiling, patched the dry wall, and painted the walls a pretty silvery grey/blue. (I like how it compliments the ceilig!)

* put in all new electric and hung new chandeliers (actually, Brett- the buff guy standing next to Judy in the photo above did all of our electric.)

* installed a full prep sink and work counter and the bathroom has been gutted with a new vanity installed.

* and everything else has been scrubbed…multiple times over!

Phew!  It makes me tired just writing it all out. (which is kind of pathetic since I hired contractors or promised champagne and caviar to Judy to do most of this work for me. LOL!)

IN PROCESS Photo below:

South Wedge In Store South Avenue The purple Painted Lady 650 floor paint

Check out the cash counter below!

650 South Ave skid covered counter top The Purple Painted Lady

We even decked it out using skids from paint deliveries!  See it above?  I love it now! (Thanks to our Annie Sloan distributor)

This week Judy will be transforming the concrete bathroom floor into something amazing using Modern Masters Inc. products!    The Modern Masters products we use will make the floor look like patina copper and rusted iron!

The Purple Painted Lady Modern Masters Copper Iron Rust Green Blue activator Hoity Toity Peacock

MATERIAL LIST TO CREATE A LOOK LIKE ABOVE:

Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer

Copper Reactive Metallic Paint

Iron Reactive Metallic Paint

MODERN MASTERS GREEN PATINA AGING SOLUTION FOR COPPER

MODERN MASTERS BLUE PATINA AGING SOLUTION FOR COPPER

Modern Masters Rust Activator

Modern Masters Permacoat Xtreme

Spray Bottles 12 ounce

You will also need:

Either a 2″ or 4″ roller with a tray

Chip Brush

Hydrogen Peroxide (just a tablespoon – amount depends on the size of your project)

Small plastic spray bottles to mist aging solutions or rust activator (we used travel size shampoo dispencers)

Papertowel/rags for clean up

 

Anyway- this effect is pretty cool stuff, huh?

Anything will be better than what the floor currently is.  See the image below.  (waah, waah, waah)  : (

 

Bathroon floor south wedge The Purple painted Lady Modern Masters

Using the Iron Reactive Paint and Copper Metallic Paint– you can make virtually any surface look like patinad copper or rusted iron!

PREP WORK ON CONCRETE FLLOR:

So, Judy and Anne started the process of painting the bathroom concrete floor. First- since this location was rented prior- the floor needed a good cleaning.

Judy  cleaning the floor The Purple Painted Lady Modern South

Judy is super fast when she is on a mission,  In fact- she was so excited to start this project- I could barely get a photo of her cleanig the floor.  Now keep in mind- she bartered a bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne and caviar for doing this for me!

So, using Mineral Spirits and Krud Kutter and a bunch of sponges- the floor was santized!  A clean water rinse was done and then – the floor was left to dry thoroughly.   The Purple Painted Lady Krud Kutter

The Purple Painted Lady Mineral spirits

If there had been flaking paint from a previous project- all of that would have been removed.

 

 

 

 

 

Next- Judy used plain old Elmer’s Glue and created a beed across the door way to build up a slight little dam.  She let the glue dry and then – did a second beed. She did this because most of the products we will be using are VERY fluid- this will help keep them contained into the bathroom.

Modern Masters Copper Rust Iron Bathroom floor concrete Elmer glue DAM The Purple Painted Lady

Once the glue was totally dry- then Judy moved to Step 1 below.

STEP 1 – Use the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer:   Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer 4 oz  The Purple Painted Lady

We have the gallon size of the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer that had been sitting for a while so we needed to mix it really well until all the thicker components at the bottom got stirred in. (see image below) This “Acid Blocking Primer” is very importantbecause it creates a base or barrier for the all of the other products to sit on top of.  It also gives either the Copper Metallic Paint or the Iron Reactive paint something to grip to, depending on what it is you are doing and the type of surface it is.  Since most of you would be using a 16 ounce or 4 ounce container of the Acid Blocking Primer, just check the plastic container by hand.  It is doubtful you will have as much sitting on the bottom as we did with the gallon sized packaging.

Modern Masters Metal Effects Primer sludge open quart The Purple Painted Lady south 650

APPLICATION OF ACID BLOCKING PRIMER:

Judy then poured the Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer into the small roller pan that came with the roller.  Using the roller she applied two uniform.   coats of the  Modern Masters Metal Effects Acid Blocking Primer.  Make sure the first coat is thoroughly dry before applying a second.  In the hard to reach places- she used a chip brush. 

 

Modern Masters Acid Blocking Primer The Purple Painted Lady

For this product to work well, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO LAY THE SURFACE FLAT.  Since we were doing a floor- this did not apply to us. But FYI for most of the looks of these products because we are dealing with fluids, if you do not lay the section you are applying the products to, you will end up with an effect that looks “runny” vs the images we show here.  So, lay a hutch down on it’s back.  OR, flip a dresser over onto its side.  You have creative options to make this work.

STEP 2 – Use the Modern Masters Metal Effects Copper Reactive Metallic Paint:   

WE DID 2 COATS
Pour some of your Modern Masters Metal Effects Copper Reactive Metallic Paint into the tray of your roller.  Be careful to only pour a small amount at a time.  You do not want to be pouring left over copper paint from the tray back into the original container and risk contamidating the remainder.  This stuff is a bit pricey, so don’t waste any of it.  Have Syran Wrap available to cover your tray in-between coats.
Judy rolled a layer of the copper paint onto the floor and let it dry.  Once dry- she applied a second coat.
** What is important to know – is that you apply the Patina Aging Soltions over the Copper paint when it is wet.  So, since we we do two coats.  Let the first  coat thoroughly dry- then after the second coat- you immedaitely apply the Patina Aging Solutions.
While the first coat of copper was drying…  Judy poured the MODERN MASTERS GREEN PATINA AGING SOLUTION FOR COPPER and MODERN MASTERS BLUE PATINA AGING SOLUTION FOR COPPER from their large containers into smaller spray / squirt bottles.
While the copper was drying, they poured the green and blue patina into 2 clearly marked spray bottles and 2 of the small travel-sized containers. They also poured rust activator into a spray bottle and hydrogen peroxide into a travel-sized container.
The Purple Painted Lady 12 ounce spray bottle
Judy spooned the iron into a small container and mixed it with water.
Judy worked in manageable sections – approximately 12-18 inches, working her way from the far back corner – around the vanity — to the exit door.
It takes a while for the copper to dry, so don’t paint yourself into a corner.
She started this series of steps by painting a second layer of copper paint.
Remember, the copper paint needs to be wet for the activators to work.
The Purple Painted Lady Modern Masters Copper Rust Bathroom Floor
Judy sprayed or squeezed the green patina activator in random spots on the wet copper. While waiting for it to start to turn green, she flicked iron on the wet copper floor in a cohesive swirly line and then sprayed the rust activator on the iron.
When she could start to see green patina, she sprayed and squeezed the blue patina activator.
In some places she let the green and blue meet but in others kept them separate.
She also took care to leave some of the copper exposed in little spots.
She squeezed some of the hydrogen peroxide onto the blue patina activator to make it look lighter.
She created a dam with blue shop cloths where the activators started to run in sections that did not have wet copper since the floor they were working on wasn’t completely level.
If after doing this step of the project- you would like more of the copper aged, just paint over those small sections and re-apply the aging patina solution.
Initially our floor looked like it had a Cheetah pattern, so we went back over some spots to make it more uniform.
It takes a while for all the activators to do their magic and dry, so Judy and Anne cleaned up for the day.

Modern Masters Rust copper bathroom floor concrete south wedge the purple painted lady

BELOW IS THE FINISHED FLOOR ONCE ALL THE PRODUCT HAD DRIED:

The Purple Painted Lady Bathroom floor copper and iron South wedge finished floor

 

So, now…for the HUGE GIVE-A-WAY of a basket of all the Modern Masters products you would need to do this yourself on a smaller project!

The winners are……… Becky Kennedy and Meami Craig! Hurray!!!!! Please email Trish at takuntz@rochester.rr.com with your ship to address & phone number.

Make sure to LIKE our Facebook page, to be part of all future Give-A-Ways!

Here is a link to the Modern Masters products on our shopping cart. 

The Purple Painted Lady Bathroom floor South wedge Modern Masters collage

 

If you are interested in staying in touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your “before & after” photos!

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab on the black MAIN MUNE bar here on our website and come and meet us!
Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.
Again- this information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too! (don’t believe us?  Please read some of our 400 Facebook reviews.)
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!
Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

PLEASE VISIT OUR LOCATIONS NOTED BELOW!<p>

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

STARTING August, 2015 ~ 650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

The shops on west ridge pic 3200 The Purple Painted Lady

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

Florence Chalk Paint® Dining Room Table by Indigo Tones

Florence Chalk Paint®

Florence Sample Board

 

The Purple Painted Lady loves what Indigo Tones did with their Chalk Paint®!<p>

Kerry owns a business called Indigo Tones in Pittsford, NY.  Kerry is a personal color analyst and color is her life! <p>The Purple Painted South Main St Indigo Tones Pittsford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry decided to repaint her dining room table to freshen it up.   Below is her table BEFORE she started her project.<p>

BEFORE The Purple Painted Lady Indigo Tones dining table Florence

Kerry’s favorite color is Florence.  In fact ~ on a side note, she said if you are shopping for an outfit- Florence is the one color that will universally look good on anyone, no matter their skin tone. <p>

Back to the table though – after  Florence was painted, Kerry added some dimension by color washing and hard brushing on some Arles and Provence…….finishing off with dark wax.<p>

 

Arles is a beautiful sunflower – golden yellow.<p>

Arles Sample BoardProvence and Florence are similar colors.  But Provence reminds me of the color of a Tiffany jewelry box and Florence is more of the patina color you get from copper.<p>

Florence Provence Chalk Paint The purple Painted Lady Samle Boards

Kerry’s goal was to create the same rich tones from the tole trays in the background and I think she got it.……. She also loves the way the wax softens everything.<p>

Florence Provence Chalk Paint The purple Painted Lady Indigo Tones Dining table Kerry

 

 

If you are interested in staying touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your before & after photos!

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

PLEASE VISIT OUR LOCATIONS!

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

STARTING August, 2015 ~ 650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

Table Set in Chalk Paint® and Java Gel

The Purple Painted Lady loves sharing a great “before & after” story!

This one is by Anne French…she is the woman smiling below at you!  Anne French Little French Market The Purple Painted Lady

Anne did a table set using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and products by General Finishes.  And personally, I think she did a fabulous job!

The Purple Painted Lady  2 Anne French Graphite Java Table Set Chalk Paint

PRODUCTS USED: (Click on the item below to visit it in the shopping cart)

Graphite Chalk Paint®

General Finishes Java Gel Stain

General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin

Steel Wool

Annie Sloan SMALL Paint Brush (to create texture)

Chip Brush

Anne wrote that this table and chairs set was a big job, but I love the way it turned out! My client wanted something rustic, yet sophisticated so we went with kind of a faux zinc finish.

PREPPED FOR GENERAL FINISHES:
I started by removing each of the seats so they could be sanded down and prepped for staining. The chair backs were also sanded and taped off since part of the chair would be painted and part would be stained.
Chair Sanded

Chair Sanded

The table top was also completely sanded and prepped for staining. For the stained sections I used my favorite – General Finishes Java Gel.

The General Finishes in the color Java is a rich mocha brown
I find it is very forgiving and easy to work with. I did one coat of stain and then wiped off the excess using an old cotton t-shirt.Once the stain had dried thoroughly I applied about 5 coats of General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin for added durability.   The Purple Painted Lady Java Gel Chairs Seats in a Row Anne French
General Finishes Satin The purple painted Lady
I used a fine steel wool (grade 0000) in between each coat of sealer for a nice smooth finish. I like to use extra coats of sealer on seats and table tops since they will get lots of use.  (From The Purple Painted Lady- make sure to respect drying times between coats)Steel wool
Next, I started in on the painting portion. (I disassembled the table first, which made it much easier to work with since I knew I would be doing multiple steps).

FAUX ZINC FINISH (Random Brush Strokes):
To create the faux zinc finish I started off by applying two coats of Annie Sloan Graphite, using brush strokes in all different directions.   Remember that Graphite is a dark slate color with purple/blue undertones.  This is NOT a pure black.  Can you see the brush strokes in the image below?

The Purple Painted Lady Color Wash Anne French Chalk Paint Graphite
The Purple Painted Lady small Annie sloan Chalk Paint brush domed top
The Purple Painted Lady Graphite Chalk Paint open lid
COLOR WASH:
This created some really nice texture to “catch” the color wash. I did a color wash using Annie Sloan Paris Gray, using about five parts water to three parts Paris Gray.
Paris Grey  Sample BoardI applied the wash with a chip brush and then rubbed off the excess using an old cloth.
The Purple Painted Lady 2 inch chip brush
Finally, I applied about 3 coats of the General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin, fine sanding with the steel wool in between the coats.My client was thrilled with the finished product! I have since used this faux zinc finish on multiple other projects and it is always a winner.
The Purple Painted Lady Graphite Chair Close Up Java Chalk Paint Anne French

PROJECT TIP FROM ANNE:
When applying a color wash, be careful not to use too much pressure when wiping off the excess as it can pull off some of the base color and potentially create an unwanted distressed look to your piece.

If you are interested in staying touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your before & after photos!

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

PLEASE VISIT OUR LOCATIONS!

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

STARTING August, 2015 ~ 650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

 

Dark Wax Tips and Tricks (How To Use Dark Wax Suggestions)

Dark Wax Tips and Tricks (How To Use Dark Wax Suggestions) BELOW:

The Purple Painted Lady is hosting a GIVE-A-WAY on our Facebook page (CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE) of Dark Bristled Petite Wax Brushes (on the right in photo!!!)

Ultimate Waxing Brush DARK BRISTLE Petite The Purple Painted Lady

WHO WILL WIN & WHEN?

TEN…YES, TEN LUCKY people will be randomly chosen on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 9 am Eastern Time!

HOW TO WIN:

Just LIKE my Facebook page and the give-a-way post!

And feel free to leave a helpful tip or comment regarding using Dark Wax. Anything that can help a fellow user would be appreciated!

 

DO I NEED TO USE DARK WAX?

Okay- I am guessing you are reading this post because you want to use dark wax. However, do you need to use the dark wax?  Of course not!  That is like saying you MUST have ketchup with your fries or sugar in your tea.    But, if you do use dark wax…..you REALLY want to have a clear wax base BEFORE applied prior to the dark wax since it:

1. Allows the dark wax to move easier

2. Prevents the stain in the dark wax from penetrating and staining the paint directly

3. Having a clear wax base allows you to remove the dark wax on top or lighten it, if needed.  (read on for more information)

 

DARK HAIRED PETITE WAX BRUSH DETAILS:

As for the dark bristles, no more will you accidentally pick up the wrong brush to apply your dark wax with! Same texture of bristle, same quality – just dark hairs!   Same size as the white hair petite brush that we have carried for the last 5 years!

Some TIPS for applying DARK WAX:

1. I always recommend having a clear wax application on your piece prior (there are some exceptions)
2. Try mixing the dark with clear wax together to lighten it up and make it more”spreadable.”
3. Try making the dark wax into a “glaze” by adding some Mineral Spirits. The amount of MS depends on the end result you want, but do not mix more than one to one.
4. As long as that clear wax base is there- if you put on too much dark wax- use some clear wax on a rag to work like an eraser.
5. Remember, once you have dark wax on…..if you apply more clear wax on top of it- it can lift some of the stain and change or RUIN what you just created and love.
6. Don’t leave the dark wax gummy or tacky on the flat surfaces since it will take FOREVER to set and cure. It is OK to leave it thicker in the crevices of grooves!
7. Experiment with it! You do not need to slather it every where initially.
8. Try applying a little dark wax strategically in corners or seams of door panels and use a rag to help soften/feather out the look. It can take some experience to manipulate on large pieces- like the side of a tall hutch – so, start off small and build your confidence. 

9. Dark wax looks best when it has something to grip to.  Especially on large, flat surfaces it can be intimidating like I mentioned above.  So, at the very beginning of your project- use your paint brush and create a little texture with your Chalk Paint® – so when it dries, the dark wax has something to grip to.

The Purple Painted Lady Antibes Green Texture Dark Wax

10. Here is another great tip from Jaclyn Kulfan =>  My tip: if you only want the dark wax to to go into the small crevices, like the edges of a cabinet door, use a small artists paint brush to control the amount of wax that goes in the crevice if you do not want to darken the surrounding paint color. It helps those edges pop!

11. Here is another great tip from Jennifer Gipson Fry=>  I love mixing with mineral spirits. Also buffing with steel wool will take some off if there’s too much and shine your piece up well. I love how smooth and finished wax makes a piece!

12. Here is another great tip from Jennifer Cohn-Colwill =>Always have two wax brushes, one for clear, one for dark!

13.  Here is another great tip from Ann Linhorst =>  Have patience with dark wax. Step back and take a deep breath before panicking.  (The Purple Painted Lady recommends a glass of wine prior to using too)

14. Here is another great tip from Stephanie Amber => Start small…just a bit of dark wax – you can always add more   and  Marie Lou said, => My tip: Less is more

15. Here is another great tip from Nancy Steward => Have a wiping rag ready. If you aren’t sure how much “dark” you want wipe on the dark and wipe off. You can always add more but being ready to remove will give you a feel for how much you want.

Read more about using dark wax HERE.

 

If you are interested in staying touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your before & after photos!

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

VISIT our locations too!

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

STARTING JULY, 2015 ~ 650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

 

Paris Grey, Graphite and Coco Chalk Paint® Buffet

The Purple Painted Lady The Grateful Painter corner shot Buffet Chalk Paint General Finish GlazeThe Purple Painted Lady loves to share pieces that have been completed by her customers. One customer in particular, is Nikki Counahan. She is also know as The Grateful Painter.

Nikki,  “The Grateful Painter” has both a Facebook page HERE and an Instagram account HERE for you to check out.

I asked Nikki to share some information about this buffet that she recently completed because I think it is helpful to understand how others use products and to learn from one another.   The Purple Painted Lady The Grateful Painter Logo

Here is the fantastic information Nikki shared with me:

I bought this piece from an online auction. I spent more than I normally would on this buffet but I have always wanted to paint something like this so it was worth it!

The Purple Painted Lady The Grateful Painter BEFORE buffet fuller shot June

I am always so excited to start painting a piece as soon as I get it home but this one needed just a bit of prep work before I could dive in. Luckily it was in near perfect condition when I picked it up.

surform plane The Purple Painted Lady The Grateful PainterOne of the cabinet doors was a bit tough to close– the top of the door just seemed to not fit into its space. I tried to adjust the screws in the hinges but it wasn’t budging. I have this handy dandy tool called a “surform plane” that I use in these situations. It basically shaves down the wood making it easier for doors and drawers to fit. Make sure to smooth the surface out with sand paper after using the surform plane otherwise it will be left a bit uneven.

 

SHELLAC:

This piece was a very bright mahogany wood and I knew it was going to have MAJOR bleed through. Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac is the quickest and easiest way to make sure you have NO bleed through.

Read this post HERE on The Purple Painted Lady website’s to learn more about using Shellac.

I ran sand paper over the entire piece just to rough up the surface, wiped it down with water and bit of mineral spirits, then let it dry before starting. I did two thin coats (of shellac) just to make sure the piece was completely covered. I lightly sanded with 120 grit sand paper before I applied the second coat. Let each coat dry for about an hour and make sure to dust off the piece after sanding! This is definitely an “extra” step but it is VERY important!! (per The Purple Painted Lady ~ sanding between coats of shellac will help prevent paint from crackling)

PAINT:

Once the shellac was dry I started by painting the body in two quick coats of Annie Sloan Coco and the top in two coats of Graphite.

The Purple Painted Lady Graphite Chalk Paint open lid Paris Grey  Sample Board

I ordered Annie Sloan Paris Grey from The Purple Painted Lady and I knew the color would compliment Coco perfectly!

 

Coco Sample Board - Copy

 

 

 

 

If you’re like me as soon as you get a new piece of furniture you want to paint it IMMEDIATELY and the best part about ordering from The Purple Painted Lady is her fast shipping. The paint was at my front door as soon as I was ready to paint!!

VERY HELPFUL HINT FROM THE GRATEFUL PAINTER ON HER PAINTING TECHNIQUE:

I poured a bit of Coco, Paris Grey and a mix of Graphite + Paris Grey on separate plates.

I lightly dipped each side of my brush in each color and then started painting. The technique I used was so simple!!!

I messily painted the colors on in every direction, blending them just enough that they didn’t look obvious. One coat of this technique did the trick.

DRY BRUSH:

I wanted to highlight all of the pretty details on this piece so I dry brushed just a bit of Annie Sloan Old White. Barely dip the edge of the brush just on the surface on the paint and then wipe off the excess with a paper towel. You hardy want ANY paint at all on the brush! I lightly feathered the brush over the details until I was happy with the look.The Purple Painted Lady The grateful painter dry brush June Chalk Paint

 

APPLYING A WASH:

I decided that I wanted to add some dimension to the top of the piece as well so I mixed a wash with 50% Paris Grey and 50% water. I painted the wash over the top and let it sit for a minute or two before wiping it back. It was subtle but enough to add a bit of character.

READ MORE ABOUT CREATING & APPLYING A WASH HERE

TOP COAT USED ON THIS PROJECT:

Next, I applied General Finishes High Performance Top Coat over the entire piece. General Finishes Satin The purple painted LadyI used a foam brush on the bottom half of the buffet to make sure I could get into the small grooves of the details. Its easy to see brush strokes in a sealant with any kind of sheen so I used a small foam roller for the top. I was able to achieve a smooth and seamless finish with this type of application. I applied two coats, sanding in between with steel wool.Steel wool

 

 

 

 

Once the top coat was dry I used General Finishes Glaze Effects in Van Dyke Brown.The Purple Painted Lady Van Dyke Brown Glaze General Finishes I chose brown glaze over black because I wanted to compliment/bring out more of the Coco rather than both of the grays. I applied the glaze with a foam brush just along the edges and in the details of the drawer pulls and appliqués.

 

Only glaze small sections at a time as it can get VERY messy! I painted it on and quickly wiped it off using an old t-shirt. This leaves the glaze only in the grooves and gives an aged look!

HELPFUL GLAZE SUGGESTION:

When using any type of glaze or wax to make a piece look antique I always use a bit over the entire piece, including the top.

The Purple Painted Lady The Grateful Painter Close up Hardware Van Dyke General Finishes Glaze June 2015

I painted on a thick coat of the glaze and let it sit for about 30 seconds before wiping it back. It left behind a very subtle look (hardly noticeable at all) but made the piece look more uniform. I let the glaze dry for about two hours before applying one final coat of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin.

The Purple Painted Lady The Grateful Painter FULL AFTER shot staged June

 

Nikki did a beautiful job on this buffet!  And you can too.

 

If you are interested in staying touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your before & after photos!

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

VISIT our locations too!

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

OR

STARTING JULY 1st, 2015 ~ 650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620

OR

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Custom “Brown” Chalk Paint® Colors

When The Purple Painted Lady™ – blends some custom colors using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan – we like to share them with you.

Here are a few “Browns” to check out.  The actual “recipe” is directly below the corresponding color.

The Purple Painted Lady Custom Borwn Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Recipe Collage

We encourage you to open the paint you already own – and try creating different colors. Use your pinkie and a piece of paper so you do not waste your paint.

And in case you have a limited color selection- do you know about our website’s “Paint Mixer Tool”?  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS IT.

Primer Red Graphite Custom Color Mixer

This playful tool allows you to get an idea of what a custom color will look like when you mix multiple Chalk Paint® colors. This tool is not an accurate, exact representation of an outcome- but mathematically it is pretty darn close.

 

Visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you!

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™ ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

 

Storing of Chalk Paint®

Hey all!

When it comes to storing your beloved Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan (or generically- any paint you have) – this information from The Purple Painted Lady™ should help you!

Since there are variables that come into play in regards to determining how long you can store paint- I will share that I have paint cans that are 3.5 years old and the paint is still perfectly fine in both color and consistency.

TIPS THAT WILL HELP IN THE SHELF LIFE:

1) the edges of the can MUST be cleaned off so no paint is puddled in the reservoir.  

Do this either by using your brush and cleaning out the circle.  (even take a paper towel and fold into a point and run that around it.)

OR

Paint Can Rim Cleaner Tool (which works like a plow)  Want one?  CLICK HERE

The Purple Painted Lady Paint Plow

Boy- don’t we need a manicure! (did you see the post photo above?)

OR

Some people will take a nail and puncture a few holes straight down into the reservoir, so any accumulating paint – will drip back into the quart.

These steps will prevent rusting, which sadly- we all know happens over time.

Also- you won’t get that crusty paint around the top, which can fall back into the quart or onto your brush and then- the piece you are painting. No one likes crusty, unless we are sitting in Paris eating fresh baked French bread!

2. the paint should be stored in ambient temperature (This is suggested to be 55 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit)  SO- do not leave paint in the garage, work shed, or against an exterior basement wall)

3. no tap water has been added to the paint in the can. 

If wanting to thin your paint- ideally – pour some paint into a separate container- like a margarine container that has a lid.  Mix your paint in that versus the quart if using only a partial.

* Thinning your paint with a little water will help achieve a smoother finish – but no more than 20% though.
* Start with less water …and mix till you get a consistency that you want. (remember- you can always add more water, but you only have so much paint- so be careful)
* Use Distilled Water if adding directly to your quart and then planning on storing would be the best situation – since there is no bacteria in Distilled Water.  And since distilled water is “pure water” and organisms cannot form from nothing….technically- if you use distilled water- there should be NO introduction of bacteria at all into your paint.  (Reference this post if you are a science geek and want to read up more on how this was proven)

4. if the paint is going to be stored for awhile, it can help to lay a piece of plastic wrap on top of the remaining paint down in the can.  Literally sealing it at the surface, then place the lid on tightly.

5. Use a rubber mallet to close the lid- NOT a hammer.

6. We sell Paint-EZE bottles which makes dispensing of paint a breeze.  Seriously- dump your quart into the Paint-EZE bottle and then, literally squirt your paint directly on to the surface you are painting and immediately spread with your paint brush.  I love these bottles, but I do not like to store my paint in them for months and months.  I find that the paint coagulates slightly on the outer walls and then when I squeeze the bottle, that dried paint may flake back into the bottle.  Again- these bottles are fantastic to work with for big projects- but when I am storing my paint for long lengths time, I am totally old school and prefer leaving it in the quart.  Now with that said- if interested in buying Paint-EZE bottles- click HERE.

Paint Eze Picmonkey The Purple Painted Lady 3 bottles 16 32 8

 

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We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  If you order before 3pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that same day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
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Trish

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Painting Fabric Accordion Blinds with Chalk Paint®

The Purple Painted Lady™ received a call from a customer here in NY.  Here is the issue.  They have a large boat, but the colors inside the cabin are reminiscent of the 1980’s.  They have like a huge number of windows in the boat- something like 34 windows!

The price to have all of the blinds replaced for that many windows is a bit pricey.  So…….they called and asked of we could test painting one for them to match the fabric they are having new curtains made out of.  The curtains have more of a natural fiber and organic color and they want the mauve blinds gone.

So, we spritzed the shades with water.  Enough to moisten them but not where they were dripping wet.

We chose to use the color Coco from our Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan collection.

Coco Sample Board - Copy

Annie Sloan’s Coco is the sophisticated side of neutral. It is more like a latte…or a hot chocolate that has been flooded with milk or creamer.  It is very similar to Annie’s color French Linen. But Coco is more brown or chocolatey versus French Linen – which has a bit of grey to it (even sometimes a slight-slight green.)

We took the Coco Chalk Paint® and thinned it with water.  You will need to play with the ratio….but you do not want the paint thick.  So, maybe add about 1 part water to 4 parts paint.  You may even need more water!  You will also use more paint for a fabric project- compared to doing a wood dresser.  Think about it…the fabric project will be absorbing paint where the wood dresser would not.

Then using an 1 inch flat edge artist brush, we painted the blind.  Making sure to swirl the brush around, so the paint got into the crevices of the textured fabric.  Once we had good coverage, we took our paint brush and placed it on one edge and painted straight across, as so to lay the paint smoothly.  This gives the paint a smooth, cohesive look.

The Purple Painted Lady Painting Fabric Shades Coco Howard Orthotics Facebook

Can you see the difference that just one coat of the Coco paint made on the LEFT side of the photo above?  The fabric they chose for their curtains is laying in the middle, and then on the right- is the original mauve shade.

I feel they will need to do TWO thinned coats for the color to be totally saturated.

 

Once done- I would recommend that they wax the metal bar at the bottom of the blind, but I would not wax the shade.  I think trying to work around the little thread that runs vertically on both side would be a bit of a paint, and since we are using the paint to basically dye the fabric like we would a curtain- I truly do not feel the wax is necessary.

So, good news – they saved lots of money from not having to replace all of those blinds. I think that one quart of paint may be enough since we are thinning it with water, but they bought two just in case.

Have you ever painted anything on your boat? Share photos on our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to see them!

 

BUY PRODUCT FROM THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY™:

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady™ to be your one stop resource!  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  If you do- meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
SOME OF THE REASONS OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
*  If you order before 3pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that same day.
*  We ship orders out every since 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 have awesome follow up customer service, too!
And- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>   http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/
: )  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!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=>  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady™