Peinture is excited to be a part SOCO – a thriving, unique location to showcase Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and the other Annie Sloan products(for a list of Stockists in your area, please visit: http://www.anniesloan.com). We have created an exciting and inspiring space for workshops, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and accessories, along with hand painted furniture. We are in love nostalgia and the gentle wear on older pieces. The dings, scuffs, and imperfections tell a story. What others may see as flaws, we see as character!
We LOVE our workshops! In hands-on sessions, you will learn to paint furniture in our Furniture Painting 101 classes(no experience required!). We also offer advanced classes for others who want to experiment with finishes and techniques that kick it up a notch! Custom and private classes are also available. Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Corporate Team Building, etc. Just ask! Check out our “Workshops” page for available dates(they sell out fast!).
At age 11, Deborah Waltz drew her first floor plan. She went on to attend Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, California and established her own design company in 2006. After working with model home interior design, she decided to focus on residential interiors. She discovered Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan shortly after it came to the United States while researching easier ways to customize furniture for her clients. Within 24 hours of using the paint, she knew she had to open a retail location in Orange County. One phone call later, she became a stockist/retailer for Chalk Paint® and never looked back. Deborah now focuses full time on Chalk Paint® and teaching workshops. Her original location, now referred to as ‘Petite Peinture’, is located inside Country Roads Antiques & Gardens in Old Towne Orange.
Deborah finds antique or vintage items made with quality materials and transforms them with Chalk Paint®. “You will come across beautiful pieces of furniture where it makes more sense to paint them rather than do a major restoration. I feel the amazing details older pieces possess actually look better and stand out more when they are painted. Chalk Paint® allows you to do that easily.”
Deborah sees ‘Peinture’ as a chance to expose the paint to DIYers and professional designers. “Chalk Paint® changed my interior design business. I was constantly faced with the issue of finding the right piece, but in the wrong color or finish. I dreaded the laborious task of re-painting furniture because of the stripping, sanding, and priming involved. With Chalk Paint®, I was finally able to achieve what I wanted, without the labor.” She adds, “It also helps solve the common dilemma for people who want to incorporate family heirlooms that don’t quite fit their design vision. People can easily paint these pieces themselves with Chalk Paint® and re-introduce them in their home!”.
South Coast Collection (http://www.southcoastcollection.com) is 300,000 square feet of design showrooms and creative studios offering the latest in trendsetting home furnishings, along with award winning restaurants. Coming to SOCO is more than just shopping – it’s a memorable experience and a destination to feed the creative soul.