Over the Moon Kitchen Transformation

It has been a year since I shared this kitchen transformation that was done in the middle of 2017 and …….I still think about it. And actually – I dream about it too! Alyssa at Little Moon Clothing is an extremely gifted artist and stylist and clothing creator – talented beyond her years, in my opinion.

Photo credit to Dori Fitzpatrick Photography
415 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Alyssa has a beautiful Instagram page that you should be following- she shares her family’s adventures renovating an old 1890’s NY farmstead with a bohemian flare and ……photos of her business, @littlemoon_clothing of funky children’s apparel that will make your jaw drop.

But back to Alyssa’s amazing kitchen transformation she did using Pure White Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan and Annie’s Chalk Paint Clear Wax. We are still swooning! Take a peek at this BEFORE & AFTER!

I see this and feel the heavens open and hear angels sing. And look closely at that farmhouse sink in the “after” photo…because one of those little angels is in it!

Alyssa cleaned with tsp, sanded, primed with zinnsler water based primer, used Annie Sloan chalk paint® in Pure and then sealed with three coats of wax – that she applied over a weeks time.

At The Purple Painted Lady, we recommend using Krud Kutter to clean your cabinets prior to painting and then- follow up with wiping your doors with fresh water to remove any residual cleaner that could repel your paint.

Alyssa shared, “it’s been 1.5 years and they are still washing and holding up great. No chips at all even in the high traffic spots like garbage and near the dishwasher. They look factory finished I used a foam roller.”

The Purple Painted Lady recommends that if you are using a
foam roller that you should:

  1. thin your Chalk Paint® with some water. I would do this in small batches and not exceed 20%. I would recommend that you find a consistency that works best for you based on the local humidity and temperature where you are at- and your ability to manipulate the paint.
  2. Be careful and make sure you do not leave heavy lap lines behind.

Okay- well now I must share with you also Alyssa’s extremely stylish clothing line that has a global flare to it! So , please go check out more of her SOCIAL platforms and tell her that The Purple Painted Lady sent you!

INSTAGRAM: @littlemoon_clothing



FACEBOOK: littlemoonclothing

PINTEREST Littlemoonco


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Our Level of Customer Service: If you are a customer of ours…..when it comes to customer service- The Purple Painted Lady will go above and beyond. That means if you have a question in the middle of your project, something is not turning out the way you expected it to or are looking for some advice on how to approach your project- all you need to do is call me! Yep, that’s right! By purchasing from The Purple Painted Lady- you get a “Chalk Paint® Concierge” if you will! Or- if you are using any other product that we sell- do not hesitate to contact me for help.

Just type my digits into your phone- and voila- you get a real person to talk to. (And yes- it will probably be me, Trish ~ The Purple Painted Lady!) 585.750.6056 My phone number is also noted on every piece of paper that accompanies your package to make it easy for you to find my contact information. (did you ever order something from a place and then you get it- and there is no contact information included, on anything? That so annoys me. Thus why my phone number is on everything!) 

If you have a local stockist for Chalk Paint® – GO SEE THEM AND BUY LOCAL! But if you do not, keep in mind, when it comes to SHIPPING…we will ship your order out our doors the THE SAME DAY AS YOUR ORDER IS PLACED. 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 ships out our doors the same day you place it – Monday through Friday as long as we received it before 3pm EASTERN TIME, because our UPS driver, Mike ….picks up our packages around 3:30pm.

Great HOW TO Tips Video for using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

WATCH THIS VIDEO! (<= Click on that) Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan is an amazing paint. Revolutionary in fact in regards to the painting movement that happen globally, but in our little part of the world here in the USA – over the last 10 years. 99.9% of the time, there is no need to strip, sand or prime the piece you would like to paint. (We do recommend cleaning before painting however)

Chalk Paint® is a heavier bodied paint. And with the change to the global alignment of packaging – you may have noticed that the paint is even thicker. The coverage ability is superior and the durability, bar none the best I have experienced, However, it is not a miracle. And for some, because it is thicker- they may find they struggle.

If I am describing you (or even if you are a pro using Chalk Paint®) – please take a look at this video that Annie created. The video delivers seriously useful information versus being a high level commercial.

Please take the time to watch it – I think it will help you with your projects

And remember- when you purchase through The Purple Painted Lady- we are always here to help you!

Differences between Duck Egg Blue vs Svenska Blue Chalk Paint® in Litres

TUNE IN FOR OUR FACEBOOK LIVE at noon Eastern Time on Friday, January 18, 2019

With the global transition of packaging with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan happening during 2019, a few colors will be changing slightly or a change in name may be happening. Please tune in to The Purple Painted Lady’s Facebook page on Friday, January 18, 2019 at NOON Eastern Time to watch us compare the Duck Egg from the past quart container to the new litre packaging of Duck Egg Blue. And also, paint with Svenska Blue (the European edition of the Duck Egg that was packaged in quarts in the past) I understand that this may seem confusing and we want to help you make sure when you are purchasing Chalk Paint® from us or anyone in your area, that you purchase the correct color! So, we will be painting with all three (Duck Egg Quarts, Duck Egg in Litre packaging and Svenska Blue) We are here to answer your questions- so please feel free to leave questions here ahead of time OR …once the LIVE begins, post them then. We will upload this video to our YouTube channel once done.

The Purple Painted Lady has an online shop but always promotes and highly recommends that you go and visit your local Annie Sloan stockist! they will have physical samples for you to see in person and to compare!!

Opening Litres of Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan

Have you heard about the global alignment of Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan happening through out 2019 in regards to the containers of paint transitioning from quarts to litres? One extra bonus is that the litre containers are 1.8 ounces larger and we sell them for the same price as the quarts.

Check out this quick video demonstrating how to open and close them to preserve their integrity.  #anniesloan#challkpaint#globaltakeover#thepurplepaintedlady#govisityourlocalstockist#buylocal

OPENING: The new lids of the litres takes a little different approach to opening. You will want to use a paint can opener or the blunt edge of a tool, like a spoon possibly. Carefully wedge the edge under the lids slowly and gently as you turn the container of paint in a circle. Wedge the opening multiple times as you go around the entire lid’s perimeter. You may have to do this twice since they are sealed really well so they stay closed in transit.

CLOSING: Don’t bother using a hammer or mallet because they will warp the lid. Just use the cushy part of your palms like the video shows.

Dry Brushing

Applying a dry brush effect of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in a different color over your base color can really bring life to your painted piece. Our customer Amy Straley transformed her secretary desk using Old White as the base and French Linen dry brushed over it. (you can even apply a dry brush effect directly over wood) Take a peek at THIS POST here on our website for some tips and suggestions when it comes to dry brushing: