Friday, August 19, 2011

Annie Sloan in Gig Harbor

I hit the Jackpot
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Last week looking for locations of stockists
I couldn't believe my eyes
There are only 3 in Washington
and my
was one of them...
I jumped in my car and rushed down
to a little store that I had never seen before
she's new in town

nested between a couple of other small shops
there is the cutest little furniture
that sells Chalk Paint
and has classes on how to use it

a whole wall of the stuff

I just knew I was going to like this place
anyone carrying Annie Sloan just had to be
meet the owner
she is so sweet
and she's soooo talented...
 she made this doll house

 fully furnished

and so many beautiful pieces of

furniture that she has re-created into something

along with her friend Jan they have created some
 incredible transfomations
of furniture
Diane likes to start out with really
well made furniture
like this Ethan Allen table

she loves this chalk paint
and her store is full of
and I love what she can do with it
she gets the most interesting furniture in
from friends and clients
look at this one...
too cute for words
this guy is set to get a makeover

this gal is good...
painting everything she gets her hands on

she loves these broom sticks from a
company out of Gatlinburg, TN

every nook and crannie is filled
with excitement
this store is so full of eye candy

look what she did to the kitchen

she loves bunnies
her trademark

I believe I've found my new best friend!

This beautiful piece is coming home with me
can you guess which one?
You just have to visit her website
 her blog is in the works
The design Cottage Gig Harbor .com
She is the sweetest and most talented new gal in town!

Welcome Diane

and of course
don't forget .....
a stockist for Annie Sloan


  1. Girl you must have been skipping around there. I love how Diane was such a good sport and let you take pics of her and her awesome store. Loved it all. So glad you found her. I have a feeling you will be a regular.

  2. You are so lucky to have a stockist close by. I still have to order mine. I love that cow table! How cute. You should take a class. I would love to if one was offered here. Have fun painting. I am going to start a new piece too soon.

  3. Kathy,
    Looks like you hit the jackpot! What a adorable shop with so many great things! They are so talented! I'm sure you are going to have a lot of fun visiting and shopping. Lucky to have a paint source so close! We have one here, in Brentwood TN, about 40 mins from here. Have not made it there yet but a trip is in the works.

  4. You are so lucky - what a great place in your hometown! I wonder if it's the red chair that's coming home with you.

  5. Oh, this is so cool! I se how excited you were! Super!

    I didn't know her but I'm impressed by her talent. That doll house is such a dream!

    By the way, thank you for your latest comment. You really made me smile.


    Luciane at

  6. Wow, am I jealous? Not only Annie Sloan paint, but such a wonderful little shop. Now try to contain yourself!
    :) CAS

  7. Kathy,

    How are you doing? I just read your comment and I'm wondering if everything is okay with your husband.

    I hope everything is fine and he's very heathy. :-)


    Luciane at

  8. Never knew of an art called chalk painting. I should really try it out.

  9. While out and about this weekend we all stopped in her shop - We told her that we heard all about her shop on your blog. One of my sisters wanted to take home severa pieces (but they wouldn't fit in carry-on bags), everything was so beautiful and the owner is so wonderful!

  10. AHHHHHHH!!! You have totally made my day! I live in Puyallup, so it's kind of a drive but so worth it considering the cost of shipping and handling when ordering online! Thank you, you're awesome!

  11. Hi Kathy, All the pictures look great,Have you seen the new creations at Diane's new store? Janne

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