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

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Annie Sloan Late

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With 75 stockists participating worldwide, this year’s #AnnieSloanLate was a huge success!

Here’s a sneak peek from some of our stockists (listed below)…

Annie Sloan Late - The Palette

  1. Azie Shelhorse of {verdigreen} in Montclair, NJ + New York, NY
  2. Jenni Martin of Marcotte’s Architectrual Salvage & Repurposed Furniture in Largo, FL
  3. Laura Gaskins of Marigolds in Summerville, SC
  4. Stephanie Jones of me & mrs. jones in Germantown + Memphis, TN
  5. Caroline Harper of Piorra Maison in Montreal, QC
  6. Johanne Bilodeau of Peintre de L’illusion in Montreal, QC
  7. Shelly Simmington of Twyst in Corsicana, TX
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