Stockist Q+A: Nancy Jones – Artworks

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This week’s stockist Q+A is with Nancy Jones of Artworks, with locations in Spokane, WA + Coeur d’Alene, ID!

Stockist Q+A: Nancy Jones – Artworks

When did you first use Chalk Paint®?

Although I had collected Annie’s books for years, my first experience with Chalk Paint® was in 2011 when Annie was teaching in Greensboro. Barb told me she didn’t care what I had to beg, borrow or steal…I simply HAD to get into this paint!

What is your favorite thing about Chalk Paint®?

The versatility + durability has completely revolutionized my decorative arts contracting business. We are able to resurface virtually anything without worrying about the bonding capabilities!

Annie Sloan Stockist Artworks - Spokane, WA + Coeur d'Alene, ID

What is your favorite Chalk Paint® project that you’ve worked on?

When people ask me that question, my response is always “what I am working on at the moment!” Although I almost always go into projects with a preconceived notion of how it will look, “reading” the piece and letting it talk to me as I paint is what excites me most.

Favorite color of Chalk Paint®?

I tend to gravitate toward warm tones. My current favorite is in keeping with Pantone’s color of the year, “Marsala,” which is a mix of Primer Red & Emperor’s Silk.

Tell us a little bit about your shops.

Artworks Spokane has evolved into three locations, so we are working on rebranding our marketing into Artworks Northwest. Using Annie’s Room Recipes for Style + Color book, we have been curating our retail locations so that each has its own design style. Of course, the common thread is the display + sale of Chalk Paint® and workshops.

Annie Sloan Stockist Artworks - Spokane, WA + Coeur d'Alene, ID

Be sure to check out Artworks across the web!

 

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Ottawa Stockist Malenka Originals Sponsors Velo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show

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The basis of the Annie Sloan brand is a deep commitment to support small businesses. Each stockist is hand picked for their individual style and we’re proud that no two shops are the same.

In addition to supporting one another, our stockists are ardent supporters of their communities as well. One such example is stockist Katrina Barclay of Malenka Originals in Ottawa, who recently sponsored the Velo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show.

Annie Sloan Stockist Malenka Originals Sponsors Ottawa Velo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show - June 6, 2015

Ottowa Velo Vogue is a blog dedicated to capturing fabulously stylish bicycle commuters + sharing their opinions on what can be done to make the city a more bike friendly place. This year’s Bicycle Fashion Show was the blog’s third annual event benefitting Right Bike, an organization that provides jobs + training for individuals facing barriers to employment (you can read more here).

Looking to engage with her community, Katrina saw the Velo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show as the perfect opportunity to get involved. “I lived in the Netherlands for two years + cycling was a way of life for our family. When we came back to Canada, we really wanted to keep it as part of our lifestyle…I loved the idea of supporting a program that encourages more people to get on bikes!”

Katrina hosted a paint party where she + about 10 volunteers painted over 100 tires! They picked a palette of ‘wow’ colours – Barcelona Orange, Florence, Provence, English Yellow and two mixes (a lime green with 2:1 English Yellow + Antibes Green and a hot pink with 5:1 Pure White + Burgundy).

Annie Sloan Stockist Malenka Originals Sponsors Ottawa Velo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show - June 6, 2015

The tires, which were hung in the warehouse, created a stunning effect that provided the perfect atmosphere for such a cutting-edge, creative event. “I’ve been using Chalk Paint® for over 3½ years now + I’m constantly amazed by how much Annie’s paint can do,” says Katrina. “This project really proved to me that the possibilities truly are endless!”

Annie Sloan Stockist Malenka Originals Sponsors Ottawa Velo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show - June 6, 2015

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Stockist Q+A: Teresa Roy – Cover Ups Design

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This week’s stockist Q+A is with Teresa Roy of Cover Ups Design in Palmer, Alaska!

Annie Sloan Stockist - Teresa Roy - Cover Ups Design

When did you first use Chalk Paint®?

The first time I used Chalk Paint® was actually during stockist training – a classic case of the product’s reputation preceding itself!

What is your favorite thing about Chalk Paint®?

I love the flexibility + ease of painting with Chalk Paint®. The method + results are foolproof, and we are thrilled to be able to introduce it to Alaska + provide a resource for those whom have used it in the “lower 48″ + can now get it here.

What is your favorite Chalk Paint® project that you’ve worked on?

My favorite project has to be my new faux barn wood floor. I had seen an idea on Pinterest cutting 1/4″ plywood into strips to create a faux plank floor. After applying a walnut stain, I applied a thin coat of French Linen, then washed  it with thinned down Coco + highlights of Old White. It suits my home + style perfectly + best of all, only cost about $0.60 per square foot!

Faux barn wood floor by Annie Sloan Stockist Teresa Roy - Cover Ups Design

Favorite color of Chalk Paint®?

I would have to say my favorite color is French Linen. A wonderful thing about this line is the way all the colors work together to create a beautiful palette.

Tell us a little bit about your shop.

My store is a combination of vintage + antique furniture, as well as unique home decor. We have quite a loyal following in the beautiful downtown of Palmer, Alaska!

Be sure to check out Cover Ups Design across the web!

Stockists, are you interested in participating in the weekly Q+A? Email Sarah Lustberg, Digital Marketing Coordinator, at slustberg@unfolded.com.

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