Welcome to my website! My name is Phyllis de Vries and I live in Portland, Oregon, the city of bridges, roses, Powell's Bookstore, and rain.
I am often asked the question about how I became a stockist
for Chalk Paint™ decorative paint. A few months after Annie introduced this
paint in the US, I came across her book Creating the French Look. I
have collected her books for a number of years and was surprised to find
one I had not yet seen. I did not anticipate that this book would be
life-changing, but that, in fact, is what occurred after I read the book
and learned about the Chalk Paint™.
I was intrigued, did some research on locating it, found a stockist
and ordered Old White, Paris Grey, and Country Grey as well as the
clear and dark waxes. I painted a small table with the Old White and
Paris Grey, played with the waxes and then started thinking about
becoming a stockist for this incredible product. The rest is history.
Now I am in the retail business selling Annie’s paints, waxes, and teaching workshops. I am also now able to indulge
my love and passion for vintage and antique textiles as well as vintage
furniture. Now I finally have a venue to offer these in my shop.
I will also offer small gift items as well as a beautiful selection of cards.
Annie Sloan will also be extending her line of products, and I will
eagerly anticipate carrying these additional lines in the future in the
form of home décor textiles, candles, and home fragrances.