We Are On The Move in 2022!

Hey there! It is just me, Trish. I am just one of the mighty team at The Purple Painted Lady.

We have been in our Macedon, NY shop for almost 8 years but we have exciting news! We will be moving 2 miles east to a space that is three times bigger in December 2021. Our Macedon shop (shown below) has been our home and this building has been wonderful to us. But a new chapter is awaits ………..

Our new space is at 2620 RT 31 Palmyra NY 14522 and we will be moving sometime in late December 2021 but until then, business will remain the same at 77 W Main St Macedon NY 14502. We out grew our current store years ago but were waiting for the right building and location to come available. And late in 2020, I heard gossip about a NAPA Auto Parts store possibly becoming available. Recognize that “NAPA AUTO” blue color?

So, after practically a year of waiting, twists and turns….we bought it! And within 5 days of closing on it ……it was painted by Mac Stringer Painting! We found their pricing to be very good and they were extremely responsive and helpful. We highly recommend them.

Our new building has great bones…..and even better, …….. heated floors! Living in the north east those floors are going to be amazing! You know how when your feet cold- it is hard for your whole body to get warm? Well, me and the team will all be wearing flip flops now in January! Like I shared, our new space is 6000 sq ft. Right now we could host a roller skating party in it.

Doesn’t it look great already?

We also had the lock rekeyed, the potholes filled, new lights installed, a grain bin brought in to be our space for clothing we sell, and soon the concrete floors will be acid washed and sealed.

Stay tuned because we have some really cool things planned for you in 2022!!

We are The Purple Painted Lady– your small business Annie Sloan provider. And small business is the backbone of our communities!! We are the ones in YOUR area funding your local Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. We’re the ones donating baskets and money to YOUR local charities. It is the local small business men and women of this country who know YOUR name! Not the conglomerates or Amazon’s. Small business owners are there stepping up when their is a house fire to a local family or the food pantry needs a little extra or the middle school play needs a sponsor! Please kindly consider all of this when you purchase and if you have no one local who retails Annie Sloan Products … please – PLEASE consider giving The Purple Painted Lady your valued business. We have been here for 11 years providing this one on one 24 hour Chalk Paint® Concierge Customer Service for when you have questions or having problems. We care about YOU and your projects!! We are grateful for you and we need you…. We really need you! And hope you will continue being our customer. Grateful that Annie Sloan products, including Chalk Paint®, are only available through small local retailers. Annie Sloan is a passionate supporter of small business, Annie Sloan has chosen to distribute her paint this way to ensure that you receive the instruction, support, and inspiration that she would provide herself.

We are here to help you and appreciate you!

Annie Sloan Wall Paint Coming Fall of 2021

We are so excited because we have been anticipating this for a few years now. Annie Sloan is releasing this fall a very matte finished wall paint that is totally washable! With 32 colors to choose from – you will be able to paint every room in your home. The Purple Painted Lady will carry every color and be sharing about them here.

Annie Sloan says, “Experience a Wall Paint with a rich backstory, artist-approved pigments, and unparalleled coverage. Join the industry experts, interiors influencers, and professional painters already bringing Annie’s History of Art expertise to their walls. Annie Sloan’s Wall Paint outperformed the leading premium paint brands in performance tests.”

Yes to all of that but just give me some amazing colors and a matte finish paint that I can wash- and my world has aligned with the stars!

The 32 colors are shown below:

Stay tuned! We are thinking sometime in November of 2021.

If you are interested in purchasing Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan or this soon to be Wall Paint…….. or you would like some help with a project- reach out to us! And….consider purchasing from us too, although we always encourage you to visit your local Chalk Paint® stockist if you have one …but if you are stuck at home and do not have anyone local… The Purple Painted Lady is here to help and can ship your order right to your front doorstep. Please just place your order online and we will ship it out ASAP! In fact, if you place an order- be confident in knowing that The Purple Painted Lady has everything in stock! What does this mean in the end? With the team we have in place- your order will get packed and picked up by FedX, UPS, or USPS. We pack up your order ship your order out our doors the same day you place it – Monday through Saturday. (note, however, this is as long as your order came in before 3pm EASTERN TIME because most of the carriers pick up our packages around 3 or 3:30pm)

To purchase online – please CLICK HERE!

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:  Okay- well maybe we actually send this out about every 2 months ~ but still – you will want to join this! Click HERE to get on board with The Purple Painted Lady’s Monthly Newsletter and get in on the fun.

Learn How We Painted This Whimsical Piece

Throughout the months of June & July on Facebook LIVES, Courtney has been creating this beautiful piece inspired by Tom Petty’s song “You Belong Among the Wildflowers”.

You Belong Among the Wildflowers Chifferobe

The chifferobe was once painted and waxed with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, but with Annie’s formula, you can paint directly over a previously waxed surface. Her paint and wax harmoniously together. However, we always recommend that prior to starting any project we doing a thorough cleaning of the entire piece followed by a fresh water rinse. We love using Krud Kutter for this process! Or, you can use some vinegar and water, depending on how dirty the piece is.

Step 1: We put Louis Blue Chalk Paint® on the top and Old White Chalk Paint® on the bottom. We love to keep our viewers interacting during our live videos and help us make some tough decisions to shape our piece. After a vote, it was decided to paint the inside of the chifferobe with Lem Lem Chalk Paint® for a pop of color! (CLICK here to watch the Live focused on this) Courtney used both Annie’s SMALL OVAL brush and her LARGE FLAT BRUSH while painting.

To create a smoother transition where the colors meet, Courtney used a stippling technique with Old White Chalk Paint® and then Annie Sloan Paisley Floral Garland Stencil, a Stencil Brush, and some Louis Blue Chalk Paint®. Stenciling brushes are round with short, stiff bristles. Use it in a quick up-and-down movement to dab paint onto your stencil. This helps prevent paint getting under the edges. Never apply in a circular motion. A sponge or small roller works well too, but we prefer the brush.

Using a densely packed design where two different colors meet is a fantastic option for someone who wants to blend colors but is a little too nervous to attempt smoother blends! It’s super simple and has a great effect! (CLICK here to watch the Live about this process!) Since the Stencil brush is natural bristled, using a soap with a natural conditioner like our Little White LYE will keep your brushes clean and soft for a long time. Speaking of cleaning, we love to use Scrubby Soap to clean everything from the stencils to your hands! They smell great and work even better than they smell!

Step 2: Next, it was time for the transfers! For this piece, we went with Wall Flower Decor Transfer Set by IOD, which really popped against the Old White Chalk Paint®. To make sure the transfer didn’t move during the application, once we like the placement of each transfer sheer, we used ShurRELEASE Paint Masking Tape to hold the individual sheets in place. (Click here to watch the Live about this process!)

Step 3: Now we are moving on to using the Iron Orchid Designs Butterflies Decor Stamps, Iron Orchid Designs Farmhand Decor Stamps, and Iron Orchid Designs Swoosh Decor Stamps. For this design, we went with the Iron Orchid Designs Decor Ink – Black 2 oz. There are a handful of techniques for applying ink onto a stamp, but one of our favorite techniques is using Ink Pads. Have you ever used stamps from when you were a kid? It works exactly the same! We just prefer to press the ink pad onto the stamp, it helps keep your fingers cleaner and makes it easier to make sure the entire stamp has even ink coverage. (CLICK here to watch the Live about this process!)

For the lettering on this piece, we utilized Thin Mounts by Iron Orchid Designs. They are perfect for making sure your letters are evenly spaced apart and you can even use multiple stamps at once! Thin Mounts were designed for stamping, so you don’t need any adhesive to attach the stamps, they stick phenomenally without! (Click here to watch part 1of the Live about this process, Click here to watch part 2 of this process)

Step 4: The Gold Leaf was our final step before adding a topcoat. We think it really brought the chifferobe to another level. Using Iron Orchid Designs Art Brayer, Courtney rolled a small layer of Annie Sloan Gold Size onto some of the Butterflies Decor Stamps we used previously. After stamping the size onto the small it’s important to let the size get TACKY but don’t let it completely dry down! Too dry and the Gold Leaf may not stick to the surface. Courtney laid enough leaf to completely cover the tacky size, let it sit on the surface for a few minutes before gently rubbing the surface in small circular motions with a Chip Brush, until all excess gold flakes off. (Click here to watch the Instagram video about this!)

Step 5: Our final step is sealing the entire piece with Annie Sloan Lacquer in a matte finish! There are two options when using the Lacquer; using a roller, or a brush. For brush usage, we like to pour some of our Annie Sloan Lacquer into a Mixing Bucket so we don’t dip our brush directly into the original container. It is EXTREMELY important that you don’t shake your matte lacquer, and instead stir. We used Chalk Paint® FLAT Brush- Small by Annie Sloan to apply the lacquer.

DO NOT SHAKE the container of Lacquer since this will cause bubbles to form in the varnish which you do not want to happen! It is best to gently mix the lacquer by rolling the containers around in your hands or pouring the contents into a bucket to stir.  If Lacquer is not thoroughly stirred, the finish will be shinier due to the fact that the flattening agents weren’t completely mixed in. Note that the thick stuff at the bottom of the quart is the flattening agent, and that needs to be totally incorporated …So, be patient and mix it well….which if yours has settled, could take a good ten minutes. (Click here for a more in depth blog post about using lacquer)

Using an Annie Sloan Sponge Roller 4 1/2″ wide and a Paint Tray, we poured a small amount into the paint tray, completely coat the roller in an even amount of Annie Sloan Lacquer, and rolled it onto the surface. (Click here to watch the Live about this process!)

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Louis Blue Chalk Paint® Litre

Old White Chalk Paint® Litre

Lem Lem Chalk Paint® Litre

Wall Flower Decor Transfer Set by IOD

Annie Sloan Paisley Floral Garland Stencil

Annie Sloan Paint Brush – SMALL OVAL

Stencil Brush

Scrubby Soap – Orange Scent

Little White LYE ~ Soap (that is)

ShurRELEASE Paint Masking Tape

Iron Orchid Designs Butterflies Decor Stamps

Iron Orchid Designs Decor Ink – Black 2 oz.

Ink Pad – IOD

Iron Orchid Designs Farmhand Decor Stamps

Iron Orchid Designs Swoosh Decor Stamps

Thin Mounts – Iron Orchid Designs

Annie Sloan Gold Size

Imitation Gold Leaf Foil (Brass Leaf) (100 pack)

Iron Orchid Designs Art Brayer

Annie Sloan Lacquer Matte Finish

Plastic Paint Mixing Bucket with Lid – 2.5 qt

Paint Tray ~ Arroworthy RM 40 Versa Tray

Chalk Paint® FLAT Brush- Small by Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan Sponge Roller 4 1/2″ wide

Annie Sloan Paint Brush – SMALL OVAL

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If you are interested in purchasing Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan or would like some help with a project- reach out to us! And….consider purchasing from us too, although we always encourage you to visit your local Chalk Paint® stockist if you have one …but if you are stuck at home and do not have anyone local… The Purple Painted Lady is here to help and can ship your order right to your front doorstep. Please just place your order online and we will ship it out ASAP! In fact, if you place an order- be confident in knowing that The Purple Painted Lady has everything in stock! What does this mean in the end? With the team we have in place- your order will get packed and picked up by FedX, UPS, or USPS. We pack up your order ship your order out our doors the same day you place it – Monday through Saturday. (note, however, this is as long as your order came in before 3pm EASTERN TIME because most of the carriers pick up our packages around 3 or 3:30pm)

To purchase online – please CLICK HERE!

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:  Okay- well maybe we actually send this out about every 2 months ~ but still – you will want to join this! Click HERE to get on board with The Purple Painted Lady’s Monthly Newsletter and get in on the fun.

Would you consider nominating The Purple Painted Lady?

Hi everyone… it seems strange to ask for your support in this… but would you consider voting for us over on Annie’s site if we have ever helped you with Chalk Paint®? The Purple Painted Lady would really really appreciate it!! Earlier this year we were devastated to lose Barb Skivington, a long-time friend and employee of the Annie Sloan brand. Over the years Barb’s in-depth knowledge, her patience and her unrivalled devotion to customer and Stockist support ensured the success of many a Chalk Paint project (including some of mine!). In Barb’s honour, Annie Sloan USA, introduced the Barb Skivington Customer Service Award – voted for by you. So, we are asking you to to let us know about Stockists who have made a difference to you, your communities, and your homes! Every Stockist from around the globe is eligible and every Stockist nominated will be notified.

So… being nominated was only step 1…. If you have ever been pleased with our service~ NOW we need your vote. Can you hop over and vote for The Purple Painted Lady? Although, they may have us listed only under “Purple Painted Lady” still. But here’s the link and the whole team here would be super grateful!!!!

Please click here to vote: https://www.anniesloan.com/barb-skivington-stockist-award

#AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #BarbSkivingtonAwards

Iron Orchid Design New Releases happening all week long!

Yes! New products dropping every day this week and available for pre-order till they are officially available starting in late June of 2021.

First, Monday, June 14thIOD’s Silicone Paint Blades. They come in a pack of two.

Tuesday, June 15th we will have THREE STAMPS available for Pre-Order! If you place an order for them with

Sunflowers Stamp

Sprigs

Branches & Vines

Wednesday, June 16th TWO NEW TRANSFERS (we are sworn to secrecy and will post this on Wednesday!!)

Thursday, June 17th TWO NEW MOULDS (we are sworn to secrecy and will post this on Wednesday!!)