Annie Sloan’s New Video- Up Close & Personal

Annie Sloan is the artist behind the famous and trademarked Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint! She is a REAL person! See her, hear her- know that she creates GREEN – environmentally safe Chalk Paint™ with rich, luxurious colors that are durable to paint the outside of your home with!

Please view her video and leave a note saying The Purple Painted Lady in NY sent you. Then leave me a message on my Facebook page saying you did it- and on August 7th one of you will be selected to receive a container of gorgeous gilding wax!

Brilliant…just absolutely brilliant Annie is!

Now please go watch her video and be inspired!

Denice Clark Won the Whimsical Wednseday GIVE A WAY!

Happy Wednesday!

Thank you to my friend Garden Whimsies by Mary. Mary has a passion for repurposing thrift store “treasures” into unique, one of a kind garden art. They are the added “bling” every garden deserves. No matter what your garden style is …from formal, eclectic to cottage, a garden whimsy is the perfect garden accessory.

Her designs include: Garden totems, centerpieces, garden stakes, plate flowers, wind chimes and home accessories.

Mary’s whimsies were recently featured in the Outdoor Living 2012 issue of Valley Homes & Style Magazine. Mary shares tips for creating your own whimsies via her Facebook page, website and blog.

Mary and I partnered on introducing some of our Facebook friends to one another! Colleen Lang from my page was the lucky lady who was chosen to receive this beautiful whimsical pedestal stand!

It would be perfect for holding cupcakes, jewelry, candles or pretty soaps in the powder room. All you need to do are three simple things: 1) show her some LOVE by visiting her page and LIKING it. 2) Leave a note on her page saying “The Purple Painted Lady sent me”. 3) Then, leave a note on my Facebook as a comment to this posting stating “You LOVE Garden Whimsies by Mary”.

And The Purple Painted Lady in turn gave a way a free custom house plaque! Denise Clark from Garden Whimsies by Mary‘s page won it!!!

Congratulations to you both!

NEW WORKSHOP – “Get Your French On!” Ooh La La!

Due to opening our Second Location in Greece NY in August, Workshops are very light for the summer—HOWEVER…..stay tuned for our fall line up. Because… they are going to knock your socks off! For instance:

September 13, 2012 (Thursday)- GET YOUR FRENCH ON! French Typography Painting Class

Starting at 11am
COST $80

“GET YOUR FRENCH ON” Workshop ~ French Typography Painting Class

This class is focused on using Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.

You bring in a painted piece of furniture (painted with Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan) Piece should have a fairly flat surface where detailing will be done. (piece must be approved prior by The Purple Painted Lady) The Purple Painted Lady will supply the tools and materials to create something like the images below (but perhaps on a smaller scale in regards to scope.) The Purple Painted Lady will share her tips & tricks, like how she accommodates for curves on the perimeter of the drawers, which brushes are best, how to optimize the placement and size of decorative image.

Workshop cost is $80 and it covers studio time, materials and instruction.

A large selection of French Designs and Typography provided to choose from- similar in size so maintain balance of project scope among all in the class.. For a small fee- image can be customized. Detailing will be completed in one color and a sample pot of the Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan you selected will be provided as a gift for you to take home.

Again, this class is focused on using Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.

CLASS SIZE: This class capacity would be for a maximum of 4 people and a minimum of 2- exceptions may be made based on my schedule- however, this would not set a precedent.

DURATION: 4 hours (could go a little longer dependent on your ability) Additional studio time can be purchased for work not completed in the duration of the class- based on the approval & schedule of The Purple Painted Lady.

COST: Pricing for the 4 hour workshop is $80.00 per person- paid in full at time of reservation. Pricing includes all materials- including a sample pot of Chalk Paint™ to take home and instruction to transform your piece.

If interested in inquiring – please email me at (please use the @ sign where I have AT in that email address) and NOTE “GET YOUR FRENCH ON” in the subject.

The Purple Painted Lady Wants To Be Your One Source For Decorative Paint Products!

The Purple Painted Lady wants to be your one source for Decorative Paint Products!

I am very excited to announce a new product that is taking the country by storm when it comes to cutting edge decorative design transforming furniture and cabinetry. Please allow me to introduce you to Wood Icing™.

You must own a retail space or are a wood cabinetry shop to attend! So, if you are looking to broaden your suite of Decorative Paint Products- then this is a workshop not to miss!

Learn 12 techniques over two days!

See invite for details and examples!

Contact The Purple Painted Lady if interested in the October 8 & 9 workshop being held in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY during our spectacular fall foliage & wine season.

Need help coordinating lodging? No problem! My girlfriend owns a local B&B and I can manage lodging & evening entertainment.
There is limited seating ~ so don’t wait to register.
Hope to hear from you- email or phone with questions or to make reservations.

Thanks so much!
Tricia Migliore Kuntz
The Purple Painted Lady

I Am Grateful For You!

Hi everyone out there in internetland!

Funny how we can become friends and get to know each other through my Facebook page and email. I am very grateful for those of you who have LIKED my Facebook Page and follow my daily posts about Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan- the best in the world! Or my artists spotlights of those who will be at The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale & Junk Jubilee on September 22nd happening in Palmyra, New York!

One of the best parts about what I do is getting to meet so many of you. I am happy that I am here to help- especially those of you who reach out needing help ASAP! The most rewarding part however, is receiving photos and comments from customers showcasing what they did with the products they purchased through The Purple Painted Lady or with the advice or suggestions I have provided to them.

Here is a great example of using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan outside. Susanne did a great job making her front entrance warm and inviting! I was really flattered by the note she left with this photo post:

“TOTALLY inspired by The Purple Painted Lady!! Arles front door (still needs another coat) Provence on rocking chairs. Flower pots in a special mix of a bunch of AS paints (mostly Old Violet). Can’t thank Trish enough for her fabulous creative eye.”

You are so welcome Susanne!

Below is a photo taken by Gloria, who was a bit intimidated regarding painting furniture initially. But I think she has proven to herself – that she has talent! She has completed a buffet, some decorative whimsical chairs and working on another project- probably as I type this. If I can share this- I believe her pieces have a MacKenzie Childs flair to them!

Next week we will have a location where all of you will be able to post pieces you have done with a brief description. It will have a voting option too- so we can celebrate those who have the most LIKES with free giveaways! I hope that sounds like fun to you!!!!

Well, it is a little after midnight and I still have “work” to do. But again, a sincere sweet thank you to all of you – I live my dream every day because of you and I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU!