Painting Laminate or Formica Tops of Dressers

I am often asked- can you paint Formica or laminate?

Yes- I have painted Formica top dressers many times.

My favorite bedroom pieces to paint are from sets that were in many little girls rooms in the 1960’s and 1970’s. You know the set- the white French Provincial style.

French Provincial Bedroom set

These sets almost always have a Formica top. If you are going to paint a piece like this, please follow these directions.:

1. Make sure to clean it with low odor or odorless Mineral Spirits first. (read more about prepping furniture HERE)

The Purple Painted Lady Mineral spirits

2. Apply your Chalk Paint®:

The most important thing during your first coat of Chalk Paint®- is to thin the paint with water slightly.

Painting formica laminate

Add about 20% water to whatever amount of paint you think you will be using. Then paint your first coat. Apply a uniform coat, and remember to lay your paint in the finish stroke so you have one cohesive – smooth stroke.

Then WAIT!

Wait at least 24 hours…the longer the better. Can you be patient? Wait 2 days – then apply your second coat. There is LOTS of chemistry in paint products and stains.

Union Jack email

That statement applies across the board – no matter what product line you are using.

So, by waiting a day or two- it gives the paint the time it needs to really grip and bear down. Once all done with painting- wax as usual.

Remember the products will continue to cure for about 3 weeks (just like all products do) during this time- use of the piece is fine- but take caution to save the abuse for a month or two down the road.

dresser with just antoinette and stencil

Remember = this wait time is not necessary when painting “normal” wood furniture.

All piece shown in this post were sold to customers over 2 years ago now. Let me know if this helped you!

Old Violet Annie Sloan dresser - Copy

French Gilding Wax Empire Antoinette Dresser

Chalk Paint® Sample Board Colors- all in a row

Chalk Paint® Colors- all in a row

I hope this page will be helpful – seeing all Chalk Paint® sample boards in one spot. I am going to work on this through out the day (Friday, 2/27) and then- create a link on my main menu to this post for you. Thanks for being patient while I get it done today.:

Antibes Green

Antibes Green Sample Board


Antoinette Sample Board

Arles Sample Board

Aubusson Blue

Aubusson Blue Sample Board

Barcelona Orange
Barcelona Orage sample board with clear and dark wax


Sample Board Burgundy  Emperor's Silk  Primer Red Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

Chateau Grey
Chateau Grey Sample Board with both Clear and Dark Wax - Copy


Coco Sample Board - Copy

Country Grey

Country grey Sample Board with Clear and dark Wax - Copy


Cream Sample Board with both Clear and Dark Wax - Copy

Duck Egg Blue

Duck Egg Blue Sample Board Annie Sloan Chalk Paint  The Purple Painted Lady


Emile Sample Board with Darl and Clear Wax - Copy

Emperor’s Silk
Primer red Sample Board Comparison The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Antoinette Emperor Silk Close up Chalk Paint

English Yellow

Sample Board The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint English Yellow

Florence Sample Board

French Linen
French Linen with both Clear and Dark Wax Sample Board - Copy


Graphite Sample Board - Copy

Greek Blue

Greek Blue Sample Board - Copy

Henrietta Sample Board

Louis Blue
Louis Blue Sample - Copy

Napoleonic Blue

Napoleonice Blue Sample Board - Copy

Old Ochre

Old Ochre Sample Board - Copy

Old Violet

Old Violet Sample Board

Old White

Old White Sample Board


Olive Sample Board - Copy


Paloma shown in front of Paris Grey Buffet

Paloma shown in front of Paris Grey Buffet

Paris Grey
Paris Grey  Sample Board

Primer Red

Primer red sample with clear and dark wax


Provence  Sample Board

Pure White
Pure White Sample Board

Scandinavian Pink
Primer red Sample Board Comparison The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Scandinavian Pink Chalk Paint


Versailles Sample Board

Chalk Paint® for outside projects!

Yes! You can use Chalk Paint® for outside projects!

As in shutters, doors, porch floors, staining concrete, painting barns, outdoor furniture, swingsets, birdhouse, concrete benches, mailbox posts, (and I can go on and on…)

One of our amazing customer’s who owns a local consignment shop near us called Lu’s Back Door loves the color Napoleonic Blue.

Napoleonic Blue OPEN QUART

If interested in buying Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® on-line- visit HERE. (We ship same day and offer the lowest flat rate shipping fees)

Napoleonic Blue is a deep true blue that is the color of fresh picked blueberries. And is a great color for your painting pantry since it is – by default – a primary color!

So, Teresa used Napoleonic Blue to paint her front door and house shutters a year ago. What do you think?

Napoleonic Blue pic Lus back door Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

Yes- Chalk Paint® can withstand the crazy weather elements in northern NY!

Actually to read more about using Chalk Paint® outside, its durability and to see my exterior porch floors that I painted….- click HERE.

The Purple Painted Lady sells all of Annie’s product on line! I really hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you!

We sell Chalk Paint for $34.95 per quart. We ship out every week day all over the US and WE SHIP SAME DAY! I included a link below to my on-line shop below. 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. 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) wink-wink! Click HERE to link to Our On-Line Store =>

: ) 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 what you should expect from us:

Like us on Facebook too! Click HERE!

Thanks so much!

Come visit us:
77 Main street with phone number

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

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

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville NY 13207

How did we get our business name?

I had the cutest thing happen at the store today.

A woman came in with her daughter – who was probably around 6 or 7 years old. As I was cashing them out- the little girl looks at her mom and with a slight disappointed face, whispers, “she’s not purple.”

It was the cutest thing!

So, I thought I would let the cat out of the bag to all of you.

I am not painted purple!

How I did get my business name was actually kind of funny. We created it way back when I was only painting murals and worked out of my home.

My husband Steve, daughter Danni and I- all live in a big OLD country Victorian farmhouse that was built in 1885. The house is white with various hues of purple, and is otherwise known as a “Painted Lady.”

the purple painted lady HOME pic

One late night around 11:00pm, Steve and I were throwing business names around. I have always thought that “The Painted Lady” was perfect! But when we googled the name, there was already a website with it taken. sigh! I was so disappointed.

So, we started to play around with iterations of other “p” words. Steve suggested adding “Purple” to the name.

I sat there and kept saying, “The Purple Painted Lady.”

I didn’t love it- but it sure was unique and described our home. So, I agreed, secured our website domain name- and voila~ The Purple Painted Lady was born!

Here are a few of the 350 murals I painted in western NY.

Bar scene with name

monkey elephant the purple painted lady
Octopus The Purple Painted Lady

Here we are – almost 7 years later and we have three shops and many awesome customers!

Dining Room Transformation

Do you have an old dining room suite that you don’t like? Check out below what our customer Julee Sarno did with her Pure White Chalk Paint​® by Annie Sloan and a set she inherited from the previous home owners!

The Purple Painted Lady really LOVES this dining room transformation that took Julee’s space from a little dated – to totally fresh and current! Julee is a one of our wonderful customer’s who wrote us to share the details of her project.
Julee Sarno Raw Hutch The Purple Painted Lady

Amee Sarno The purple Painted Lady hutch 2

Julee wrote:

I couldn’t have done it without your tutorials and the the info pages you sent with the product.

My husband kept making fun of me for watching the videos on YouTube but I liked to see the process and research before attempting it myself.

The whole cabinet was painted with one coat of pure white, with the exception of the top doors of the cabinet which had two coats and the inside of the cabinet.

Then I distressed the edges of each panel randomly with a soft sanding block. Finally I used clear wax (after at least 15 Pinterest tutorial videos of how to wax) all over, giving each flat surface two coats.

I used the fabric that I had covered my chairs in as the middle panel for a pop of color and to tie my dining room together.

I also soaked the hardware in salt and white vinegar to bring out some shine (this set was left to us by the previous homeowners who couldn’t take it with them) and it actually brightened up quite a bit.

My only words of wisdom are – that less is more!

When I went too heavy with the wax I could immediately tell. You want a nice, even coverage that doesn’t feel sticky and, once you wipe the excess, reminds you of smooth wood or glass. It’s exactly the feeling of waxing a car..keep rubbing until it doesn’t have any resistance.

And don’t be intimidated! I was nervous setting out with my first piece being a huge cabinet, but it was totally worth the effort. Thank you so much for all your guidance and help! I couldn’t have done it without finding the Purple Painted Lady and now I want to paint everything :)

Amee Sarno The purple Painted Lady Close up doorsFinished Dining Room Julee Sarno The Purple Painted Lady

julee Chalk Paint The purple painted lady dining room collage

FREE Kitchen Cabinet Q & A in Macedon (Saturday, February 28th at 11am)

Interested in painting your kitchen cabinets, but need some advice and direction?

The Purple Painted Lady in Macedon will be hosting a FREE Kitchen Cabinet Q & A seminar on Saturday, February 28th at 11am.

This seminar is ideal if you are feeling:

* Intimidated
* Don’t want to mess it up
* Want them to look beyond beautiful and professional

Make sure to bring a cabinet door with you also so we can be specific! If you need help in selecting a color, please bring a few photos of your kitchen to reference.

Also- if you would like to get an estimate on how much paint you will need- calculate your square footage. Reference the diagram below if you are unsure how to do that.

Calculating square foot footage for cabinets chalk Paint The purple painted lady

The Purple Painted Lady is located at 77 Main Street, Macedon NY 14502.

Please call 585.750.6056 to rsvp your FREE spot!

Please note that we will NOT be painting your cabinets at this seminar.

Are your Kitchen Cabinets dated?

Hey neighbors!

If every time you walk into your kitchen you get the feeling that:

* It is too dark and it is like a cave.
* You really, really dislike the dated cabinets.
* You dread hosting an event at your “home” since you are embarrassed of the way it looks.
* That the thought of the expense to change your cabinets is just not a possibility.
* You like the cabinets, just not the color or wood stain.

If you can relate to any of the above- then check out The Purple Painted Lady this Wednesday, February 18, 2015 tune in early tomorrow morning with Hannah Welker on Good Day Rochester, DIY Wednesday on WHAM ABC 13 News, Rochester, NY. Hannah will be at our Macedon store location starting at 7am airing live. Once the initial broadcast is shown- I believe we switch over to their affiliate channel Fox Rochester WUHF.

The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 1The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 2

We will be talking DIY affordable, professional cabinet projects! This applies to more than just kitchens too! Think ugly powder room, bathroom or even dated laundry room cabinets.

We will be sharing information on how to use a specialty paint that requires no stripping, sanding or priming. The product is called Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and it is celebrating its 25th year anniversary!

If interested in painting your cabinets but are afraid to- please don’t be. All of us at The Purple Painted Lady are here to help you through your project.

Check out the amazing transformation that my customer Marian Harrison completed in her kitchen. Between the two Before & After photos, nothing changed, other than the cabinets were painted and waxed.


purple painted lady chalk paint

And that old bathroom vanity? Freshen it up!

The Purple Painted Lady Vanity Before & after Chalk Paint PicMonkey Collage

Amazing transformation, yes? I think so!

Many customers want to paint their kitchens but have questions, such as:

* What prep is there when painting a kitchen?

ANSWER: Before painting, it is necessary to clean your cabinets. When you cook, fry, broil or boil whatever you are making, even with a fan- steam goes into the air. It eventually settles on your cabinets. If you have children or a dog, who knows what else might be stuck to them. Get some Odorless Mineral Spirits and wipe down the cabinets using a rag or even a ScotchBrite Scrubbie. Note that the image of the Mineral Spirits shows different packaging that is available. The key thing here is to purchase the regular Odorless Mineral Spirits. NOT the environmentally green Mineral Spirits which is shown in the white packaging in the right of the photo. Mineral Spirits The Purple Painted Lady - Green vs Odorless regular

* Will the Chalk Paint adhere to the sides of my cabinets, they are made of a laminate material?
ANSWER: YES! You do not need to do any additional prep- but if you feel more comfortable doing a light sanding using 200 grit sandpaper- you can. I however, have painted many laminated cabinets and have never sanded them.

Painted Kitchen Cabinets Courtney Crabb MY CUSTOMER The Purple Painted Lady

* I have old cabinets and the protective top coat is worn, especially around the hardware. Is there anything I should do?
ANSWER: YES! You will most likely need to apply shellac to your doors. Shellac is a “sealer.” that means it seals in the surface – preventing stain or wood tannins from bleeding through to the paint.

We prefer the clear Zinsser shellac. Again, note that shellac is a sealer so it will seal the surface preventing stain or wood tannins from bleeding through your new paint. I recommend getting the quart of shellac and using a rag, wipe down all the doors and the cabinet frame just like you would wipe down your kitchen table when you clean it. You want the rag moist but not dripping. I cover the whole cabinet in a linear fashion, making sure to NOT miss any spot and to catch the edges also!

Kitchen Cabinet Stephanie Kapral MY CUSTOMER The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint

Spraying the shellac using an aerosol can is also an option. I have done this many times. On a small job this is good, but remember to spray 2 coats. Aerosol cans of shellac will cost more than buying the quart, so for large jobs- I recommend the quart.
Kitchen Cabinets shellac Zinsser

Zinsser shellac comes in quarts and aerosol containers. If you have a well ventilated space and take your doors down- you can use the spray, but I feel the quart and a rag will give you better coverage. I usually will do 2 coats.

If you already started painting and did not shellac prior, and then realize that you are getting bleeding- you can still apply the shellac. Just allow the paint to dry thoroughly and then apply the shellac. when to use shellac on kitchen cabinets bleed tannin

* Do I have to take the doors off to paint using Chalk Paint?

ANSWER: NO…you can leave the doors hinged and on the cabinets when painting. Many do this! However, when I am painting a kitchen- I typically take the doors off and will number them. I then lay them down flat and process them a bit like a production line. If you choose to paint them while they are hanging and plan on painting the hinges, just lightly dry brush the hinges so they are not “caked” with paint.
Raw Cabinets

* How do I calculate how much paint I need?

ANSWER: I will take a piece of paper and make a drawing of the kitchen layout. Literally drawing out the each section of cabinets. I then note the height, width and depth of the cabinets. You need these measurements in order to determine the square footage.

Calculating the square footage is very easy. For each section, multiply the height times the width. The result is your square footage for that section.

Once you have this initial number- understand that this would be for only one coat of paint. A typical kitchen project will take 2 coats. Sometimes, even 3 coats of paint depending on the color you select and the color of your cabinets.

Because you will probably need 2 coats of paint- you will need to double your square footage in the end. Also- don’t forget to paint the underside of your top cabinets. This is the part that is directly over your counter top. And- are you planning on painting the inside of the door? If yes, (and most do) account for that in your total.

A quart of Chalk Paint® will roughly cover about 150 square feet. So take your total amount of square footage and divide by 150. The number from this calculation will be how many quarts of paint you need. And always error on the side of an additional quart so you have enough for your project.
Old Ochre Cabinet with name

* I want durability- will this paint work?

ANSWER: Yes! Chalk Paint® is extremely durable and when you finish the paint with the wax- it becomes even harder. Something I suggest to my “kitchen Cabinet” painting customers is to apply a uniform – thin even coat of paint and then wait 24 hours before painting the second coat. There is a lot of science that goes into paint products in general. In the first 24 hours- the paint will really bear down and tighten its grip to the surface. I was once told to think of the paint molecules as floating around with space between them, then as it dries over that first 24 hours- the space between them gets smaller and the paint gets tighter against the surface. Allow science to do its thing and for the first coat of paint to have 24 hours.

* What is the process when it comes to painting cabinets using Chalk Paint®?

ANSWER: If you are looking for texture, use the Chalk Paint® directly from the quart in the consistency it is made in. However, if you are looking for a more traditional smooth finish, consider applying your first coat directly from the quart. Once the first coat is dry, pour some of your Chalk Paint® into another container and add some water to thin it. I would say add about 10 to 15% water in comparison to your paint. Use a cheap measuring cup so you can easily reproduce this thinned mixture. Apply your second coat of pant with this thinned Chalk Paint®. This will allow to get a smoother finish and it will even stretch your paint a bit.
The Purple Painted Lady apply chalk paint thinned with water to cabinets during second coat kitchen bathroom

* Can I paint the cabinets outside in my garage?

ANSWER: Maybe! You should only paint pieces, cabinets or any furniture for that matter if it is at room temperature consistently. The same goes for all of your paint products. Never let them freeze or sit in a 100 degree garage. Temperature will effect your products. This recommendation applies to even while they are drying, curing and the time in between!

A space heater is not adequate and definitely not sufficient if only being used while you are in the workspace.

The best thing to do – is set up a painting area in the house where you know the temperatures will be within normal range consistently and that there will not be any excessive dust.

* Should I paint the inside of the cabinets?

The answer to that is really totally up to you. I always paint the back of the door, but not always do we paint inside the cabinet box. It will add more time and cost to the project and many people are fine with leaving them as is…so consider what is best for you. Consider though when it comes to the resale of your home- having the inside of your cabinets finished nicely is a plus!

* What type of brush should I use?

We recommend using a natural bristle brush. Annie Sloan has amazing brushes available-but I still like to use a 1.5 inch Purdy brush that has an angled brush. These are very nice if you are “cutting” an edge.

* How many coats of wax do you recommend?

I always apply two coats of wax on cabinets that I am doing. Three if I need to add a dark wax glaze.

Here is some additional high level information / steps to reference if planning on doing your kitchen.

Lastly- please consider using The Purple Painted Lady if needing to purchase your chalk paint on-line.

Kitchen Cab ReFAB workshop Facebook 2014

The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 1

The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 2
The Purple Painted Lady Kitchen BEFORE AFTER SUsan Old White 3

Facebook Give-a-Way! WIN a quart of General Finishes Gel Stain! (2/13/15)

Are you on Facebook?

The Purple Painted Lady often has giveaways on her Facebook.

In fact- this week you could WIN a quart of General Finishes Gel Stain in the color of your choice!

I love the look of a stained top and a painted base. It is a style that is very “in” right now! And it is the best of both world’s…wood and painted furniture.

Front Anna Pang Seattle Paris Grey Old White The Purple Painted Lady

It does not matter if we are talking about a table or a dresser. I love this look on both, and buffets, or chairs!

Check out the dresser above that Anna from Seattle did using Java Gel on the top, and then Paris Grey Chalk Paint® on the base with highlighted details using Old White. Then Anna applied Clear Wax, finishing with a Dark Wax glaze (mixed with mineral spirits.)

Java Gel The Purple Painted Lady PINTParis Grey  Sample BoardOld White Sample Board

If you share your painted and stained combo pieces on our Facebook Page HERE - and include a brief description of the colors you used and the process that you followed- The photo with the MOST LIKES on Friday, February 13th at noon eastern time (my Birthday by the way) – that person will win a quart of General Finishes Gel Stain.

Also if you LIKE the post announcing this giveaway on our Facebook page – you will also get an opportunity to be a winner!

Winners must live in the continental USA.

Interested in General Finish Gel Stains? Just click HERE to see them in our on-line shop.

Glittery Gift Tags- Available on our Website

Make your gifts extra special!

Gift Tags Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

The Purple Painted Lady has the most beautiful glittery gift tags for you. They are available for all different occasions and range in size. They are blank on the back and are smooth- convenient for adding a little note.

They have the perfect amount of glitter- where it does not end up all over you or your home. And their sizes are perfect – in that they do not get lost on the package, but yet- are easily visible.

The price for one is $1.25 and we are happy to add one, two or three to your paint orders.

Click HERE to see a list of what we have available.

The Purple Painted Lady sells all of Annie’s product on line! I really hope you give us the opportunity to do business with you!

I ship out every week day all over the US. I included a link below to my on-line shop below. 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. 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) wink-wink! Click HERE to link to Our On-Line Store =>

: ) 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 what you should expect from us:

Lastly- If I was helpful to you- please consider leaving a comment on my business page sharing your experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady. Here is a link to my Facebook page=> This helps me too!

Thanks so much!

Come visit us:
77 Main street with phone number

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

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

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville NY 13207

The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale Junk Jubilee- September 26, 2015 from 10 – 5pm

Hope you will save the date for us! We are hosting our 5th annual Barn Sale Junk Jubilee on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 10 – 5pm.
Barn Sale 2015 Chalk Paint Logo The purple Painted Lady

LOCATION: The home of The Purple Painted Lady

845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra NY 14522

Because this is our home- this is a non-smoking event.

Barn Sale 2014 Directions with curve in road

Come and enjoy a day in the country at this great artsy event. Classic Rock Band, Chicken dinner BBQ from noon till 3pm, Farmer’s Market, Bakers, Wood Craftsmen, Furniture Painters, Handmade Clothing, Wineries, Maple Syrup, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Demos, Handmade Goat Milk Soap (meet the goats!), Glass Blowing, Stationary, Metal Art, Free Raffles….You Name it- We Will Have It!

Everyone is welcome to come – NO INVITE necessary- but if you RSVP on are Facebook Event Page you will be kept on announcements: Click HERE to visit the EVENT Page

The Show Goes On…… RAIN OR SHINE!

This event besides being fantastic- is a benefit! The Palmyra-Macedon Rotary, the volunteer Fire Department from South Macedon and the Boy Scouts, Venturing Crew 313 will be just some of the organizations that receive 100% of the money raised.

As for the RAFFLE …..every artist has donated a piece of their work that will be given away. Local Venture Crew 313 is managing the raffle- and they will be hosting a blanket drive for the local food cupboard to provide families in need with sources of warmth and comfort for the upcoming winter. Bring a gently used blanket to the barn sale to donate and get a FREE raffle ticket!! You name it – we will have it!

PRINT THIS FREE RAFFLE TICKET AND BRING WITH YOU …one per customer! (and NOT necessary to enter!)

Barn Sale 2015 Chalk Paint Logo The purple Painted Lady RAFFLE 2015

The Barn Sale Junk Jubilee will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 10 to 5pm at our home in Macedon on 20 acres with 10 acres dedicated to off road parking. (NO Parking permitted on the street due to safety.)

What’s up with a PARKING FEE?:

We have doubled the parking lot and guarantee solid ground to drive on! Look for the great volunteers from the Palmyra Macedon Rotary who will be directing traffic. (see map below with directions- we are EASY to find!!!) Again- this is a benefit and the parking is $5. 100% OF THAT MONEY goes right back into helping the community, but feel free to drive a bus here and maximize that $5 fee. The Rotary has over 20 volunteers who work ALL day to earn this money and then they turn around and re-invest that in it.


There is a $1 entrance fee to the Barn Sale Junk Jubilee, and again 100% OF THAT MONEY will go the charitable organization which is the volunteer Fire Department from South Macedon.

All 80 vendors will be donating a creation worth $30- and raffles will be held every hour on the hour this year! We will be sharing a FREE printable Raffle Ticket here and on our Facebook page as we get closer to the event.

The Purple Painted Lady will be giving away a quart of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and a tin of wax and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint (alternating) every hour too!~ Look for the “Raffle Booth” which will be located near the entrance to the sale this year! We have the Boy Scouts, Venturing Crew 313 managing the raffle- and all sales from raffle tickets will go directly to their troop.

We will have a chicken dinner barbeque, wineries, a micro-brewery, farmer’s market and an incredible selection of artists joining us to make this day amazing for you!


Again – this event is happening at my home on Saturday, September 26th from 10 to 5 at my HOME – located at 845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra NY 14522. See map above.

Just a reminder that everyone get’s ONE FREE raffle ticket and since EVERY artist has donated something – you can inexpensively buy more raffle tickets there too!

Barn Sale 2014 Directions with curve in road


We have only about 20 spaces left for our 5th Annual The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale Junk Jubilee happening on Saturday, September 26th, 2014 from 10 – 5pm. (Set up is the day prior) Our business Facebook page recently hit over 15,000 followers. This event will be advertised in the messenger post papers, 585 magazine, Rochester Woman magazine and all of the news channels and D&C. We are looking for unique artists (no catalog/distribution businesses and we are closed out for jewelry artists.) If you are interested- there is a $40 vendor fee and you receive a 10 X 10 outdoor space. You supply your own tent/tables/and whatever else you need. Think “Fairport Canal Days.” We average over 4000 people in a 7 hour period. Please contact Trish at Title your email “I want to be a 2014 Barn Sale Vendor”…and in the body of the email, include:

* Your full name, address, and phone
* Business name (if you have one)
* Description of what you make and plan to sell
* A photo or two of your items
* Do you have a Business Facebook page or website? Please provide that.

Thanks so much!

Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale house