Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
Annie Sloan first developed the Chalk Paint® product line in 1990 to provide a need she had for a versatile paint that would work beautifully on furniture without priming or sanding. She wanted to create a product that would be easy to use and quick to dry, and that could be used for a wide range of different paint techniques. She called it Chalk Paint® because of its velvety, ultra matte finish. Chalk Paint® is a water-based, no VOC paint that adheres to just about everything (plastic, metal, glass, unfinished or finished wood, etc.).
Annie Sloan studied Fine Art for seven years before turning her attention to decorative painting. She is considered a world-leading expert in paint and color, and her qualifications for inventing and manufacturing Chalk Paint® are unrivaled. Annie’s first book, The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, was published in 1988. Since then she has published 26 books on paint effects, color and Interior Design. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is the original decorative furniture paint, and its creation resulted from a need for a paint which could be used to achieve myriad decorative effects - but that could be applied, left to dry, and waxed in one day to accommodate Annie’s busy lifestyle as a working mother to three boys.
Annie was making and using her own home-made paint for many years while also writing books and working to restore the most stately homes in the UK and Europe. In 1990, she partnered with a Belgian factory to produce and sell the paint she had been making on a large scale. It was revolutionary. Chalk Paint® became a global phenomenon and Annie Sloan is noe a global brand. Chalk Paint® remains the brand with the expertise that you can trust. Annie’s high standards and hard-earned experience as a furniture painter, as an inventor, and as a consumer ensure that Chalk Paint® remains the best way to transform your furniture and your home. Annie uses Chalk Paint® on a daily basis and her exacting requirements guarantee an industry-leading standard.
Annie’s fine-art background and contagious enthusiasm for decorative painting has motivated both home painters and experienced professionals, unlocking countless creative potentials over the last 30 years. Annie Sloan is all about sharing her passion for decorative painting, and inspiring people to be creative and adventurous with her paints and colours.
Please note that all colors will vary depending on screen settings. We always recommend you stop by our shop to see how the colors look in person! Peak Boutique is so proud to be the only Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® stockist located in the state of Alaska. Ronalee, the owner of Peak Boutique attended a training for stockists in Ohio in September of 2019, and had the distinct pleasure of meeting and training directly with Annie Sloan. We are excited to help our customers bring color into their world, and our workshops are a great way to learn tips and techniques that take this paint to the next level. The feature we love the most about Chalk Paint® is how easy it is to use. This truly is a paint for every skill level.
Iron Orchid Designs®
Because their mom dragged them to road side junk piles and hole in the wall thrift stores for most of their childhoods, Josie Celio and Sally Griswold fell in love with all things vintage and DIY, long before it was actually trendy.
Josie is happily married to her high school sweetheart and together, they have 6 beautiful children and a homestead with several farm animals. Sally lives with her husband, a pastor, their 5 lovely children and a chocolate lab named Beau.
Their life-long passion has blossomed into a business with Iron Orchid Designs (IOD), a brand of products that embody their vision and passion for beautiful design through DIY. Whether you want to breathe fresh style into your life or you are looking for creative ways to transform your home, Iron Orchid is all about helping people express themselves with their brilliantly designed tools and products.
The name "Iron Orchid" is symbolic of the essence of a woman, with the strength of Iron and the delicate vulnerability of an Orchid. The IOD sisters believe women are uniquely created to craft uniquely and they aim to inspire, empower and encourage them to do just that with their products.
Peak Boutique absolutely loves these decor enhancing products, and we are happy to share them with our customers. Our workshops are a fabulous way to experiment with the entire product line, and find ways Iron Orchid Designs products will take your home decor projects to the next level. The transfers, stamps, and moulds available through this product line provide a gateway to a never-ending realm of decorative possibilities.