As of October 2017, On the Purple Couch has retired as a retailer of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. After 6 years we are proud of all that we have accomplished in the DC MD area and internationally on behalf of Annie Sloan. With that we continue to use Chalk Paint in our Chalk Paint workshops and in our custom painted furniture work.
We invite you to find a local stockist to you by going to www.anniesloan.com or www.unfolded.com to order online. Naturally we invite you to purchase in a local shop whenever possible.
You may also purchase Chalk Paint where we get our paint from at our friend’s Mia’s shop 703.773.7000 Maison Warehouse.
We are proud to sell all Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, brushes waxes and more here in Maryland. We are located at 12276 Wilkins Ave., Suite 311, Rockville, Md 301.896.0010…we sell Online and in our local shop.
Your shop, On The Purple Couch, is like a magazine for women – clothes and home -. Perfect! All the major designers have the two from Ralph Lauren to …..Clothes designers and designers draw on the same sources for ideas and from each other too. Chintz for clothes, patchwork on sofas and the list goes on. – Annie Sloan, May 16, 2012 on the Grand Opening of On The Purple Couch, A Consignment Experience ( our 1st shop)
Annie Sloan lives and works in Oxford, England with her husband David who runs the business with her. Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, she came to England to a farming life in Kent when she was ten years old. With spells in Southern Africa and connections to France, Cuba and the US she feels she has world roots. She has three sons all in their twenties and has lived in Oxford for the last twenty five years. Annie is creative and full of life and art- she is a “true” artist..she enjoys all parts of life.
Annie Sloan is probably the main reason for the painted furniture revolution through her easy to approach, lively and creative approach to painting. She has a strong desire to communicate and empower people creatively which she does through her books, workshops and paint.
She has been painting for over 40 years as well as writing numerous books on the subject. She has made her own very special paint called Chalk Paint® specifically designed for furniture, that can also be used on walls and in paintings. Her paint has been made by having a knowledge of paint, pigments and art history.
Annie trained as a painter but turned to decorative work and understanding colour after university. In 1987 she wrote the phenomenally successful book ‘The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques’ which was followed by over 20 other books on traditional paints, colours and techniques and has led to total sales of well over 2 million books worldwide and in eleven languages. Her latest books are the highly successful “Creating the French Look” published in April 2008 and “Quick & Easy Paint Transformations” published in April 2010.
In 2000 she set up her shop in Oxford to showcase Chalk Paint®, run courses, and offer interior design services using her knowledge about colour.
We are proud to be the Stockist for Annie Sloan in Kensington, Silver Spring, MD & DC Metro ...we sell all of Annie’s colors, waxes, brushes and more
…Adapted in part from the www.anniesloan.com