Dovetails use the brilliant Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan in order to create the beautiful finish on our furniture, and we are proud to be a stockist of her full range of products including her new Brushes, Books, Floor Lacquer, Gold Size, Craqueleur, Decoupage Varnish and Fabrics,. We always have lots of Chalk Paint™ in stock so you can be sure to get all the wonderful colours you want – when you want. Receive a free hand painted Annie Sloan Colour Card with your first online order and don’t forget to add some Annie Sloan Clear Wax to get that beautiful finish on your furniture. Dovetails now has a selection of fantastic Vintage Stencils to make your paint projects stand out from the crowd. We love using Annie Sloan paint, why? Well, apart from the fact that you don’t have to sand surfaces down or prime before using, maybe it’s because there’s always something new to try out, this paint is really so versatile, that the only thing holding you back, will be your imagination. We’ve found , the more you use it , the better you get. It’s seriously addictive and great fun to boot! All the extra Annie Sloan products are just the icing on the cake, there are some lovely new brushes available now too. And the effects you can achieve with Annie Sloan Decoupage and Craqueleur are just amazing.

We run two official Annie Sloan workshops where you can learn how to paint, distress and wax your own projects. We teach small classes of 6 or 7 in our dedicated workshop space at our shop in Sevenoaks, Kent. In the advanced course you can learn how to Stencil, Decoupage, Craqueleur, Gild and much more. Check our workshops page for details and dates or call us on 01732 453221 (or 01732 457733 9.30-4pm Monday to Friday) for more information.

At Dovetails we always have a selection of ‘one-off’ pieces of vintage and hand-painted furniture in store as well as carefully selected homeware and quirky accessories. It’s impossible to list all the furniture we have in-store on the website, as they are generally one-off, unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, hand painted by yours truly. By the time we listed them and put all the measurements down they’ve pretty much sold! We do try and do things a bit differently, we feel it’s our job to use some of the brighter colours for example, or try out things and experiment so you can see how they go. We try to add tips and step-by-step guides to our blog and facebook pages. Hey, you should check out our Pinterest page, they’re all there too! Or of course do pop in, we are a real bricks and mortar shop and it would be great to see you!