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.
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.
Colorful vignettes were organized throughout the store with hand painted objects and painting sundries.
Guest were encouraged to test the paint at the color mixing station. Annie’s store is a delightful mess just like ours!
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.
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!