A week with Annie Sloan in Oxford October 03, 2017 17:56

As an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stockist I have been trained to teach workshops by Annie Sloan. Upcycling furniture is a fabulous part to our business that I enjoy immensely, we upcycle vintage furniture for sale in the shop and online, we've sold pieces to new homes all over the UK, and even sent one sideboard as far as Germany. 

Recently I was fortunate enough to be selected as 1 of 18 stockists to spend a week with Annie at Chalk Paint HQ in Oxford. There are over 1700 stockists worldwide as as the only Brit along I felt honoured. 

Annie Sloan Interiors HQ door

We spent a week experimenting with paint, block printing fabric, up cycling vintage chairs, studying colour theory in interior design, making clocks, eating fabulous food and learning about instagram and it's impact in interiors design. 

Upcycling a vintage chair

I made some fabulous friends along the way with people travelling from Greece, Holland, France, the USA, and New Zealand to be there (I felt almost lazy driving an hour along the A34) 

Annie Sloan Stockists training with Annie in Oxford 2017Annie Sloan Clock WorkshopAS paint pattern making

Annie is a fabulous lady, talented, savvy, inspirational and hugely supportive. She truly is my mentor.

Annie Sloan with Steph Briggs Oxford 2017

My resolution this year was to really push myself as an artisan painter, my week with Annie has helped me to  push my paint work to another level. 

Sketchbook images from my week with Annie Sloan

To view some of my previous work have a look at our sold furniture gallery. If you have a piece of furniture that you would like revamping, reviving and repainting please don't hesitate to get in touch steph@ladida-andover.com or call 01264 366200 

To book an Annie Sloan workshop with me see our next dates here

Steph x 

Steph at a workshop in Oxford with Annie Sloan