Finally! Our Visit to the Home of Chalk Paint®

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What a moment! We were so fortunate to attend the 25th Anniversary of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Oxford, England, a few weeks back. Yes, Chalk Paint® is 25 years old in England, but it’s only been available for a few short years here in the United States. Stockists from around the world celebrated with Annie and her team at her warehouse and the original store in beautiful Oxford. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw and learned during our visit.

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There’s one common thread between Annie’s store and other stores around the world: the paint is creatively displayed and Stockists find unique ways to use samples of each color to show the feel of the paint and wax.

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Colorful vignettes were organized throughout the store with hand painted objects and painting sundries.

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Guest were encouraged to test the paint at the color mixing station. Annie’s store is a delightful mess just like ours!

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Annie’s fabrics are hand-selected to complement her paint colors. With a little help from Sofka, Annie’s shop manager in Oxford, we were able to bring back a few of our favorite ones.

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We’ll be sharing more from our wonderful visit to the home of Chalk Paint® on Facebook and in our e-newsletter soon. We were inspired by the chance to see it in person and we hope you’ll find a little inspiration in our photos!

 

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