Creating a Tiffany Blue-like Color using Chalk Paint®

Looking for a “Tiffany Blue” color?

Check out what Moonlight Designs created by mixing Pure White, Florence & Provence together.

Tiffany mix close up photo The Purple Painted Lady

Using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan mix:
1 cup of Pure White
1/2 cup Florence
1/4 cup of Provence

Looking for a smaller quantity?

Instead of using cups- change the unit of measure to something smaller- like tablespoons.

I think it is a beautiful color! Hop on over to Moonlight Designs Facebook page by clicking HERE and show them some love by LIKING their page. Tell them The Purple Painted Lady sent you. : )

Tiffany Blue Recipe Cindy The purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint

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 —

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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 => 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!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us: http://www.thepurplepaintedlady.com/2014/02/why-buy-chalk-paint-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=> http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710 This helps me too!

Thanks so much!
Trish

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

Artisan Enhancement Project (faux effect products)

With these cold temps…are you “Frozen?”

One of The Purple Painted Lady’s marvelous customers, Yugonda created this awesome “Frozen” piece on a table she bought for only $3.
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Yugonda said it needed a lot of work just to get it into a condition that it could be painted, but hey, for $3 – who can complain?!

She used wood filler and a sanding block, but no other prep like primer or shellac.

First she painted it with a mix of Florence Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancement’s Pearl Plaster.
Florence open canFlorence Sample Board

You might be thinking that the color of the piece in the above photo looks much lighter than what Florence typically looks like. And you are correct about that! That is because Yugonda added A LOT of the Pearl Plaster to the Florence and it really did change the color…. maybe a bit more subdued looking but she liked it.

She found that the Pearl Plaster does create shimmer when mixed with paint, but not quite as much as she wanted for this particular special project.
Pearl Plaster

So, she painted the AE Pearl Plaster straight from container with a small brush using snow flake stencils to the bottom of table. She held the stencil in place and lifted it right up. At The Purple Painted Lady we have used stencils with the Pearl Plaster and found it to be very easy to push through the stencil cutout and to get a smooth layer. PicMonkey Collage Pearl Plaster The Purple Painted Lady

Since this piece was for someone special – Yugonda wanted the piece really shimmery, so after waiting 10 minutes – she then applied a coat of the Pearl Plaster over the entire piece.

Once the PP was dry (and it dries very very quickly) – Yugonda’s next step was to swipe quite liberally the back of a poster she bought at WalMart with Artisan Enhancement Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel. She also applied the Transfer Gel to the top of the table. She felt the Transfer Gel glided on like a dream. (NOTE- she did not remove the paper, but rather left it to work like a decoupage) Transfer Gel

Yugonda used saran wrap over the top of poster and rolled with a hard plastic decoupage roller to smooth the surface. She shared that the piece was larger than what she had worked on before, so she had to work a bit faster so it wouldn’t leave a lot of air bubbles. There are still a few bubbles which make this project less than perfect but she said she is really happy with it! Yugonda felt it was more her technique that needs work. (personally- I think it looks great!)

Then- she stenciled more snow flakes on the top of the decoupage poster using Pearl Plaster again.

Once that was all dry- she painted Pearl Plaster all over again, brushing in all directions over the poster.

Lastly! (phew) -she finished the whole piece with Artisan Enhancement’s Clear Topcoat.

Yugonda wrote me that she had no idea how creamy feeling the Artisan Enhancement products were and that it made them glide better during the application versus other products she has used.

Her last note was, “I am still learning but, the Artisan Enhancements products made this project feel easy. And I like easy “

PicMonkey Collage FROZEN The Purple Painted Lady Yugonda Duffy

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 —

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

Painting a Leather Cushion with Chalk Paint®

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

Gerri Olive leather The purple painted Lady

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

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

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

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

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

Lastly- she visited me at the Baldwinsville shop, and I helped her finish it off with an application of Annie’s clear wax. We used a lint free cotton rag to apply the wax. Basically- we gently rubbed it in and stopped when it felt smooth and almost dry to the touch. This was a super easy process and The wax sealed the paint and made it feel like the most luxurious leather coat you have ever felt.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

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

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

The Purple Painted Lady BEFORE BOOTS Indigo Tones BEFORE Books

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

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

The Purple Painted South Main St Indigo Tones Pittsford

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

The Purple Painted Lady FLORENCE AFTGER BOOTS Indigo Tones AFTER Boots

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

Florence Sample Board

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

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

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

If no….go ahead and apply more paint.

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

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

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

Check out Kerry’s Facebook page HERE.

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Paint Your Washer & Dryer with Chalk Paint®

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

Absolutely!

Check out what Melissa’s Perfect Piece did!

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

This almost makes doing laundry fun!

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

Dry thoroughly.

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

Adding detail? Do it with Chalk Paint®.

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

And voila! You are done!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

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

Mini Wax Pots by Annie Sloan?!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

Pretty Glittery Gift Tags- For FREE!

We appreciate our customers so much!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much!

Trish —

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

Can you wash the towels or rags that you use for waxing furniture?

“Can you wash the towels or rags that you use for waxing furniture?”

That is a question I am often asked. My response is yes….BUT! …..I would NOT wash them in my washing machine or place them in my clothes dryer.

Here is what you should do:

Cheese cloth for shopping cartPlace the dirty towels in a plastic bucket (the kind you would use to wash your car) and fill it with really hot – hot water and dish soap. (use a dish soap that contains a degreaser like Dawn Platinum.) Then swirl them around using a wooden stick. Make sure there enough hot water that it covers the towels totally and they have room to agitate.

Dawn Platinum The Purple Painted Lady to clean dirty wax rags

Once the hot water cools a bit, feel free to ring them out. Then- (and VERY important) …hang them on a clothes line to dry.

Two important reasons why NOT to use your washing machine or dryer! 1. you do not want any residual wax getting in your washer or dryer- where it could then transfer onto your nice clothes! 2. wax can be flammable. (So, with that said- let’s keep it away from a heat source – like a dryer.)

Better Than Cheese Cloth The Purple Painted LadyClick HERE to access the Better Than Cheesecloth available on our website to buy.

Click HERE to access the Cheesecloth available on our website to buy.