Books

Annie Sloan has written 24 books on paint, paint making, decorative techniques, interior decorating, colour and the use of paint. These have sold over two million copies worldwide. Many of these books are available on Amazon or Abe books.

'The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques', 'Classic Paints and Faux Finishes', 'Paint Alchemy', 'Colour in Decoration', and the 'Decorative Series' (Stencilling, Gilding, Wood Finishes, Paint Effects and Decoupage) are just some of the books written since 1988.

Many of these books are available in translation, including French, Dutch, Finnish and German. Please contact your nearest stockist for details.
Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More

Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More


40 new and inspiring step-by-step projects demonstrating the easy way to upcycle furniture and transform your home. You'll learn how to work with colour and undertake projects in lots of different styles, including French, Boho Chic, Swedish, Country and Modern Contemporary. You'll also learn several techniques such as distressing, colourwashing, gilding, decoupage, stencilling, dyeing fabric with paint and creating limed oak and faux marble effects.
Elle Decoration have said it is "the go-to tome for the painted home"
£14.99. Photography by Christopher Drake.

Annie Sloan Work Book

Annie Sloan Work Book


When I went to Art School, I was encouraged to keep a sketchbook. I used it to collect colours, pieces ripped from magazines, and pattern making. I still do. You can use this Work Book in the same way. Plan the colour palette of a room, work out a piece of furniture, draw little sketches, use the pockets to collect ribbons, fabric pieces and cuttings.
The Work Book is available exclusively through my stockists. Contact your nearest stockists to grab yourself a copy! Find out more about the Work Book and how you can combine it with Pinterest here!

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations


In this book, I really pushed the boat out and did 50 (yes, FIFTY!) pieces of furniture. It includes before and after pics with step-by-step instructions for mainly painted furniture projects, with projects for walls and floors. The furniture was on the whole old pieces, but I did take a few new pieces and also some metal lamp bases and a cement garden pot.
£14.99
Brilliant photography by Christopher Drake, who also did the photography on Creating the French Look.

Creating the French Look

Creating the French Look


This is French style in a way you haven't seen before. The French look is simple but the influences are many. Greys, whites and linens with toile de Jouy is the most well known look but we also have chic and quirky Parisian influence as well as the sunny and bright look from the south. In this book I use my experience as an interior designer to combine the use of paint colour and fabrics to create the french look with 25 easy to follow step by steps.
£12.99 Paperback Photography by Christopher Drake