Posts from July 2019

You can transform your furniture quickly and easily by White Washing. This technique is simple, yet very effective and will not take up too much of your time. 
In our opinion, it is best to white wash on a pine, oak or bare wood piece of furniture - as this ensures that the paint can soak into the grain properly. 
Step 1 - Take your Annie Sloan, Pure Bristle Paint Brush and one of Annie Sloan's Whites (we've used Old White). 
Step 2 - Using a bowl of water, dip your paint brush in the water and then into the white paint to create a more watery consistency. 
Step 3 - Brush the paint all over your piece of furniture, painting every which way to insure the white soaks into the grain of the wood. 
Step 4 - Wipe off the excess with a lint free bed sheet or cloth. It may look messy but do not worry - once you have wiped the excess off you will see how the paint has changed the colour of the wood. If you feel as if it is too thick in places, just add a tad more water on your brush, wipe over the area and repeat the previous steps. 
Step 5 - Wax to finish using Annie Sloan Clear Wax. 
Top Tip - Use Annie Sloan White Wax over the top of your white wash to further accentuate the details in your piece of furniture! 
Look how fab the finished Bed Sides look! As you can see, by White Washing them, the orangey undertone of the pine has transformed the furniture into more neutral, farmhouse style pieces. This didn't take us long at all (about 40 minutes all together) and it has made such a great impact. Definitely worth a try at home! 
Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, Annie came to England when she was ten years old, to farm in Kent. Annie now lives and works in Oxford with her husband David, who runs the business with her and together they have three sons. 
Annie trained as a fine artist and turned to decorative work after university in the mid 1970s, whilst painting murals in houses as commissions. By 1987, Annie had written her book The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, which is considered to be the industry bible on the subject. 
Illustration taken from the Annie Sloan Website 
Many of you probably know our faces by now but for those of you who are new to Izzy Loops, hello! We are a team of 5 (obviously including our hardest worker, Bella the Cockerpoo!) 
So now for a peak behind the scenes... the team. We're only small but we love what we do and work hard to make sure that you love it too! 
Izzy is the founder of Izzy Loops. She's been trained by Annie Sloan herself and has now launched her own range of home fragrances. 
Laura, initially a loyal customer and keen painter, is always looking to inspire others to be creative too, especially when it comes to refurbishing furniture. 
Abi is an Interior Design enthusiast and is always here to help and inspire you with your own interior spaces. 
Holly is our go-to free hand girl. She's super creative and is always producing beautiful work with our Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. 
But first, a bit about Izzy Loops... It first came to life in 2014, at the time Izzy was making jewellery whilst working along side a full time job. After receiving an Annie Sloan Workshop Voucher, a tin of paint and an old coffee table, Izzy was quickly hooked on painting furniture! Her passion soon grew and naturally, so did Izzy Loops. After taking the plunge, Izzy moved into her first shop in Fargo Village, Coventry. An amazing 2 years passed and it was time to expand, we're now based in Rugby and love it! 
Specialising in all things interiors, Izzy Loops is now a Stockist of Annie Sloan paints as well as , hand painted furniture, handmade candles and home fragrances, lampshades, soaps, giftware and so much more — we also run workshops for you to learn too!This content will only be shown when viewing the full post. Click on this text to edit it. 
We're open Monday-Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm, so pop over and visit us! 
20 Regent Street 
CV21 2PY 


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