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

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

The Purple Painted Lady BEFORE BOOTS Indigo Tones BEFORE Books

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

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

The Purple Painted South Main St Indigo Tones Pittsford

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

The Purple Painted Lady FLORENCE AFTGER BOOTS Indigo Tones AFTER Boots

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

Florence Sample Board

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

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

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

If no….go ahead and apply more paint.

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

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

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

Check out Kerry’s Facebook page HERE.

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Paint Your Washer & Dryer with Chalk Paint®

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

Absolutely!

Check out what Melissa’s Perfect Piece did!

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

This almost makes doing laundry fun!

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

Dry thoroughly.

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

Adding detail? Do it with Chalk Paint®.

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

And voila! You are done!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

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

Mini Wax Pots by Annie Sloan?!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Pretty Glittery Gift Tags- For FREE!

We appreciate our customers so much!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Custom Purple Colors Using Chalk Paint®

Creating custom Chalk Paint® colors is easier than you think!

One of our wonderful customers, Aimée Crawford -wanted a custom purple for her growth rulers that she creates from scratch!

We helped with suggestions on the colors to use- and then she played with various ratios.

We are excited to share her results with you.

The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Another view of custom purple recipe

Aimée’s growth rulers are beautiful and all handmade. Even selecting the grade of the wood, Aimée is very particular! She hones out the back to insert the brackets so that they can lay flush onto your walls too.

The Purple Painted Lady Aimee Crawford rulers custom colors chalk paint

Aimée’s growth rulers are perfect for those who:

1. move frequently and want to take their child’s growth milestones with them.
2. would prefer to not write on a door jam or wall

3. want the growth milestones to be documented permanently.

Over time while working with Aimée on these colors, she shared her story with me on how she came to making these growth rulers. She chose to leave her full-time job, to help her mom care for her ailing grandmother. Aimée created a business called “Posh Creations By Aimée and she opened an etsy shop – which is how she supplements her income.

PicMonkey Collage The Purple Painted Lady Aimee Crawford Custom Purple Growth Chart Chalk paint

If you have a baby coming into your future or need a baby shower gift- please consider visiting Aimée’s etsy shop HERE.

Aimée also has a Facebook page HERE.

And Aimée is so good at creating custom colors- if you have a specific need-get in touch with here since I am sure she will accommodate you. : )

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

FREE Kitchen Cabinet Painting Question & Answer Seminar

Thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets?

Come to our Macedon location (77 Main Street, NY 14502) on Thursday, January 8th STARTING at 7pm till 9pm in Macedon, NY

If you are feeling:

* intimidated?
* Don’t want to mess it up?
* Want them to look beyond beautiful and professional?
Olive and Aubusson Blue cabinet

You should consider coming to our FREE Q&A session! Bring a cabinet door with you also!

Trish, The Purple Painted Lady will be sharing, from beginning to end – the process to follow when using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

The class starts promptly at 7pm. We will not go back and revisit information- so please arrive on time.

Also- to gauge how many chairs we need- please give us a call at 585-750-6056 or email us takuntz@rochester.rr.com letting us know if you are coming.
Old Ochre Cabinet with name
Feel free to RSVP on Facebook if you are on Facebook. Click HERE for our Facebook Event for this seminar.

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

Burgundy Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

In October, 2014, Annie Sloan introduced the newest color to her palette of Chalk Paint® ~ …..it is …..Burgundy.

Burgundy color change The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint

To purchase Burgundy – click HERE.
The Purple Painted Lady sells Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart and ships same day!

The Purple Painted Lady has found Burgundy to be interesting, in that the color appears to almost be like a bright berry color when wet, but once dry, it deepens and is a significantly richer color. Check out the difference between the paint stick and the paint lid shown above.

We love this paired with both the clear and dark wax, but using dark wax deepens the color even more.

The images below shows it sandwiched between Emperor’s Silk and Primer Red as to understand the difference between them. Annie Sloan defines this color as a rich deep warm red the color of dark cherries. Most of Annie’s colors are 18th and 20th century inspired but this one comes from the 19th century when the discovery of Alizarin Crimson made this color possible for the first time to a large number of people.

Burgundy  Sample Board Comparison The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Chalk Paint

Burgundy is a wonderful color to try mixing with others you may already have. Make a deep purple by mixing Burgundy with Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. On the left of the image, can you see how the Burgundy dries darker and deeper compared to when it is wet?

Burgundy picmonkey Napoleonic Blue  Custom blend recipe The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint  Purple

Remember- The Purple Painted Lady sells Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) To access our On-Line Store click HERE.

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

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us- click HERE to read that.

Thanks so much!
Trish —

FREE Wax Clinic on Saturday, September 27th in Macedon, NY

FREE 1 hour CLEAR Wax Demo at The Purple Painted Lady in Macedon, New York this Saturday, September 27th at 11am.

Our location is 77 West Main Street, Macedon NY 14502

Come and learn and get hand’s on experience using Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax – and help Trish wax a big dresser!

(No RSVP is needed, but PLEASE arrive on time – since we will not be going back and reviewing information shared at the beginning of the session)

About Clear Wax!:
Using wax to protect your piece of furniture painted with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is wonderful. Chalk Paint® is porous and absorbs the wax.

Wax, and the concept of using wax on furniture has been around for centuries. Think about it- wax in general is a natural water repellant. If you spill candle wax on the floor, you certainly would not use water to clean it up.

Annie’s wax is a formula of various waxes like bee’s wax and Carnauba.

We use Carnauba wax on our cars, or at least it is recommended to wax your car annually. (did you know that?~ LOL!) The reason we wax our cars, is to protect the top coat and paint. Carnauba wax originates in Brazil and is a wonderful wax. It is also hypoallergenic and is often an ingredient in many cosmetics formulas. Click HERE to read more about Carnauba wax and its orgin.

Annie Sloan’s clear wax is extremely durable. And a waxed surface is very forgiving in the abuse it can take, and how you will manage it long term.

Frequency of Re-waxing?:
First, I want to let you know that once you wax a surface- you typically do NOT need to re-wax it for years.

But the variable to the time equation of the waxing frequency is based on how often you are washing it. For example- the top to a dinner table that is used daily- will need to be rewaxed much sooner compared to a bedroom dresser. And if you have small messy children, (or teenagers..or a husband) then re-waxing the surface may be even sooner. But in general- maybe once a year for a table top. Bedroom furniture- could be years!!!

Here at the shop, we had chalk paint® splatter and dry on our workshop table that had been previously been painted with Chalk Paint® and waxed. Again, wax is very forgiving.

All I did, was take my finger nails and lightly scratched the freshly dried paint off. Then- I just buffed the table and voila! It was fine!

Wax 1
Wax 2
Wax 3


Another wonderful feature about Annie’s clear wax is that- it is very easy to clean.

In general, to do regular weekly dusting or cleaning, try:

1. a microfiber cloth

OR

2. use a towel lightly moisten with water.

OR

3. use a mild detergent that does NOT contain a degreaser.

However, for a significant dirty area, I will just a little clear wax on a rag. It is wonderful, and I recommend to all my “painted kitchen cabinet” customers to keep a tin of Annie’s wax beneath their kitchen sink. And whenever grease or grime gets on the cabinets, just use a little on a rag and wipe it off. The reason this works beautifully, is when you apply a fresh coat of wax to a surface that was waxed previously, The top micro layer of that older wax is softened and lifted. Thus, removing the surface dirt! It is truly like magic. Check out the images below!

All of the quarts of paint we handle at the shop, slide across our workshop table. I like to say to people, “you use your furniture, we abuse ours here at the shop!”

From sliding the metal quarts across the painted and waxed table surface, we get these grey, carbon marks. They cannot be washed off with warm water, but just take a small amount of Annie’s clear was on a rag, wipe over- and it all is removed! It is pretty awesome when doing a demo of this at the shop to someone who is skeptical about the use of wax and its durability. They always become a believer!

Carbon The Purple Painted Lady CARBON pointing it outDirty Table
The Purple Painted Lady CARBON stain 3Getting wax carbon table

2 Carbon Wax close up on rag The Purple Painted Lady carbon

Picmonkey 1 Wax on Rag The Purple Painted Lady about to wax off carbon

I will upload a quick video showing us using the fresh wax on the table and the results it gives on Friday, September 25th. (I would do it sooner, but I need my techie-savvy husband to do this for me, and he is at his “other” job.)

Java Gel- the hottest product trending !

So many of you have been interested in Java Gel from General Finishes – which is quite possibly one of the easiest of all finishes to use and achieve a “hand-rubbed” look without all the work. We love to use it on the top of a piece, then paint the body using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

The Purple Painted Lady carries Java Gel in both pint and quart sizes. Check it out HERE!

Java Gel Quart The Purple Painted Lady

Application is easy with a foam brush or lint free cloth- we have even used chip brush.

The heavy bodied gel formulation permits the product to flow out evenly (no drips or runs…unless you are just plain ole’ messy, in general) preventing uneven penetration for consistent color control.

Combined with no sanding (your choice to sand or not) between coats and a quick re-coat time, you will be finished sooner with less effort and better results than ever before. We really love it and have it available in pints and quarts. Pint size would be very reasonable, unless you plan on doing multiple projects.

It is recommended to protect the top with using either the General Finishes Satin or Matte Top Coats available here on our website OR use your Annie Sloan Wax if you already own it.

Arles The Purple Painted Lady Java Gel

The Purple Painted Lady carries it in both pint and quart sizes. Check it out HERE!

And remember- we sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) To access our On-Line Store click HERE.

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

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us- click HERE to read that.

Thanks so much!
Trish –

This Is Who We Are…….

Thank you for being our customer! Truly- sincerely- I mean that! In this global world – where the internet provides endless choices- the fact that you are here at The Purple Painted Lady is huge!

Store front 77  Main Street Sidewalk sale Facebook profile photo vertical websiteI promote that we offer the best customer service in this industry. In fact- just read the post HERE to understand how I feel about customer service and my expectations on how we serve you. I believe strongly in customer service, but The Purple Painted Lady would not be what it is with out all the lovely ladies who help at our shops in Macedon (main store), Greece and Baldwinsville.

I am extremely grateful for them and they all possess unique skills and talents that compliment one another and when added up as a whole- make us pretty awesome. So, this post is dedicated to them! I will be adding more photos and bio’s this coming week, but for now………

Ellen Laurie 77 SHop The Purple Painted Lady TeamThis is Laurie and Ellen (kneeling). You can find them in our Macedon location. Laurie- (the cute blonde and my sister-in-law) –has a memory you cannot believe! Someone can walk into the shop who hasn’t been here in months and she remembers their name and all the details they may have shared about themselves. She is very detail oriented and has patience beyond belief. She is a mom of 2 busy kids and makes a mean a chocolate chip cookie!!!

Ellen is going to college to be a vet tech. She started babysitting my daughter Danni seven years ago and I just refuse to let her leave my life. She is one of the hardest workers anyone could ask for and has a great sense of humor! She loves to photo bomb pictures, so be careful if hanging out with her.

Next I would like to introduce you to Courtney (standing) and Naomi.

Courtney and Naomi The Purple Painted LadyCourtney is a high school senior who recently came on board with us. She always has a smile on her face and has been impressive in how quickly she has learned our business processes. She plans on going to college for theater or graphic design.

Naomi – (the cute one with the hat!) – is a sophomore in college. She is quite motivated and again – impressive with her work ethic and drive! She plans on being an accountant. Ultimately- she will eventually do my books- or be running this shop or another one.

Next we have Judy with the blow torch! Ta-daa! Judy Switch It photo The Purple Painted Lady

Judy is an artist and plays with all types of materials. Metal, glass, paint…you name it- she will transform it! She is super spunky and you can catch her at our Greece location on Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Judy has a business called “Switch it.” Click on the business name to visit her Facebook page.

When Judy is not at our Greece, than Kathy is! Kathy is full of life and adores her family…especially her grandbabies! I have also gotten the impression that she is a BIG Notre Dame fan! Kathy has a passion for painting and upcycling. Her forte – (at least in my opinion) are chandeliers! She makes the most fun chandeliers. Kathy grandsons The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale

I would also like to introduce you to Britni. She is in the photo waxing a hutch while sitting on the floor. She is a high school senior who rocks her grades. Extremely tentative to her studies – she is also passionate about the arts. Britni has been involved in all of the school performances and has even traveled the world with the select choir. She plans on going to college for biochemistry. If you stop at the Macedon location= you might run into her!
Inside of store 77 west main street britni waxing

Know that when you order from The Purple Painted Lady- you help me …..support all of them! : )