Pineapples. Who knew painting these fruits would be such an exciting task. At the #bloggersatanniesloan event this weekend, we got very excited about them.
Annie Sloan had organised a workshop at its HQ in Oxford, for bloggers from around the country. We spent the morning having a tour of the building, learning about how colours work together and having a go at painting these cool pineapples with Annie Sloan paint and gilding wax.
I’m such a Paris Grey girl… I couldn’t stay away from painting my pineapple with the colour – with duck egg blue leaves and copper gilding.
One of the main things I took away from Annie’s colour talk was to be more experimental, as her paints are made up of colours that can compliment each other. For instance, my fave Paris Grey is made up of blue, orange and white; so I could use some of these colours in my house.
Annie also told us about her stockists and business. There are 36 colours in the main paint range and more than 1600 stockists worldwide (about 280 in the UK). My nearest shop is Annie’s own, on the Cowley Road in Oxford (Chloe and team are great, here’s their instagram). She sells her ranges through independent businesses and provides training and support for them all – so go and visit one and say hello!
In the afternoon, Annie showed us the many different ways her paint can be used. Did you know you can use her chalk paint to dye fabric? You can add stencils, prints and patterns and after they’ve dried (and had one wash) they are sealed to use. I’m now looking around my house wanting to colour everything!
It was great to hear Annie speak and give insight on her colours and meet all of the other bloggers and instagram-ers at the event. Thanks to Annie, Hayley, Tanya and Zofka for having us in.
You can find your nearest Annie Sloan stockist, here to pick up some paint and have a go yourself at ‘annie sloan-ing’ your house 🙂
Here’s my video story of the day.