Piorra Maison

Piorra Maison est le fière distributeur de Chalk Paint™ une peinture décorative par Annie Sloan à Montréal, Québec.
Piorra Maison is the proud Stockist of Chalk Paint™ decorative paints by Annie Sloan in Montreal, Québec.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Contest: An incredible contest with $1500 USD of Annie Sloan products to be won.

An incredible contest with $1500 USD of Annie Sloan products to be won. YES, That is what I said!!!!!! Imagine having 1 of each fabulous Chalk Paint™ colour and then some, IMAGINE!!!! But you need to do a little something first!!!! To qualify you will have to leave the comfort of your home and come visit us!!!!! If you keep reading you will see how easy this really is.....SNAP AND SHARE, SNAP AND SHARE!!! SO come in and visit us at PIORRA MAISON...We've made it easier for you with TWO LOCATIONS: 

5377 St-Laurent, Montreal, Qc, H2T 1S5   T: 514-273-7979


274 Bord du Lac (Lakeshore), Pointe-Claire, Qc, H9S 4K9    T: 514-694-7979

               This is what you need to do!!!!!          

Snap and Share your local Annie Sloan Stockists' Chalk Paint® display to win an incredible Holiday Giveaway! Contest limited to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Visit your local Annie Sloan Stockist and take a photo of yourself in front of the Stockist’s Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan display. Upload the photo on our contest page for a chance to win! Entrant must add a brief note telling us a) the name of the Stockist's shop & location and b) what they LOVE about the shop on the Caption or the Comments section. You can also use the hashtag #ASUStockistLove on Twitter or Instagram to automatically enter your photo in the contest. Entrant can submit one entry between 11/25 and 12/8 and fans can vote for multiple entries once per day during that timeline as well. SHARE your photo with friends and encourage them to vote for YOU! 

1) One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected from all the entries based on the photo with the most votes. A winner from each country (US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia) for a total of four (4) Second Place winners will be selected at random for a US$500 Annie Sloan Unfolded Shopping Spree. The Grand Prize Winner is not eligible to be one of the four (4) Second Place Winners. The one (1) Grand Prize is valued at approximately US$1500 and includes: 

(31) Quarts of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan (1 of each color) 
(5) Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Clear 
(1) Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Dark
(1) Set of Craqueleur
(1) Decoupage Varnish
(1) Lacquer
(3) Annie Sloan Brushes (1 ea. Small, Medium, and Large)
(1) Annie Sloan Apron
(1) Quick & Easy Paint Transformations, by Annie Sloan
(1) Color Recipes of Painted Furniture and More, by Annie Sloan 
(1) Creating the French Look, by Annie Sloan
(1) Annie Sloan Work Book 

November 25, 2013 

December 8, 2013. Winners will be announced here on or around December 13, 2013! 

Project entries must be shop images from Annie Sloan Unfolded stockists only. All other entries will be disqualified. This contest is limited to participants in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

So Good luck everyone and looking forward to seeing all your Happy, happy, joy, joy faces in front of our Chalk Paint™ displays!!!!!

Snap and share!!!!!


NOTE: This contest is open to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
To Visit or find your local stockist click on the link Annie Sloan Unfolded

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Painting fabric with Chalk Paint™decorative paint by Annie Sloan.

When I first discovered we could paint fabric with Chalk Paint™ my mind started doing cartwheels with all the possibilities. One would think painting fabric could look cheapish or even devalue a fine piece of furniture. Au contraire!!! If this procedure is done properly and with care it can look mighty fine!!! This is a great way to save mucho $$$$.

Our first test was on a couple of badly soiled chairs covered with a cotton fabric. We used Duck Egg Blue and just slapped it on quickly. It took about a day to dry. In our photo the fabric is still wet. Once it dried the results where fabulous. Most are blown away with how the fabric absorbed the Chalk Paint™ and is soft to the touch.

Chalk Paint™ being a porous paint allows us to paint fabric without it cracking. Chalk Paint™is also highly pigmented and even watered down gives a nice even coat on the fabric.

Our next project was on a large antique sofa. In its current state at the time of purchase we would have to say it was quite unsightly, but we saw the potential. The wood frame was painted with a high gloss oil paint, thin in some areas and thick with paint drippings in other areas.

The fabric, a soiled toile, was so badly upholstered you could see most of the staples. Upon removing the toile we were left with a faux beige suede, yikes. It really did not suit the style of the sofa but it was clean, in good condition and properly upholstered. The cost to have the piece reupholstered, was not an option for resale in our demographics so we decided to paint the faux suede with Chalk Paint™. Our choice of colours for this project, graphite for the wood frame with a mix of French Linen with soft wax and for the fabric we chose Provence.

Before starting your project it is very important to assess what type of fabric you will be painting. We found with thicker fabric, velvets or cut velvet you would have to water down the Chalk Paint™ to ensure it penetrates and saturates the thick fabric. A ratio of 30% water to 70% Chalk Paint™ allowed the paint to properly penetrate the fabric on our project. The ratios may vary depending on your project. Our very large sofa used 1 1/2 pints (946ml) of Chalk Paint™ and we applied 3 coats to get a nice even finish. This was a labor of love in our atelier. 4 of us actually worked on the project at different stages. Every time there was a moment to spare from serving our customers, one of us would pick up a brush and paint.

At times we get visitors who are addicted to Chalk Paint™ and can't keep their hands away from the stuff! A good friend of mine, Susan stopped by for a visit.

She also contributed to this project. This girl can paint a piece of furniture in record time. You cannot keep a brush out of her hands. She writes a beautiful blog here in Montreal, Simply Vintageous and she also has quite the following for her signature pieces painted with Pure white, old white and Paris Grey.

For the frame we used Graphite but we wanted the carved wood to stand out. To enhance the scroll work and medallions on the frame we used a blended mix of French Linen with Annie Sloan clear soft wax. We first applied a nice thin even coat of clear soft wax. Don't forget your wipe down. Applying 1 coat of clear wax before the coloured blended mix allows you to manipulate and spread the coloured wax. Mixing Chalk Paint™ into the soft wax will change the colour of your base coat once it is applied. You may want to test this out on a sample board before hand. There are many colour combinations you can create with this method. We have a few popular ones in our boutique customers love and keep requesting. The more Chalk Paint™ that is mixed into the wax the more opaque the colour wax will be. In this case we used a blend of 20% Chalk Paint™to 80% clear soft wax. We wanted it to be very subtle, enough to just enhance the scroll work without changing the colour of Graphite too much.

To finish your project you may use clear soft wax on the fabric to protect and coat it. This gives your painted fabric a slight look of leather. We are frequently asked if the wax will come off on your clothing, the answer is No. It will not come off on your clothing if the wax has time to properly cure. A very thin, thin layer of wax will cure in about 30 days. Another option is to spray scotch guard on the fabric to protect it from getting soiled.

Your completed project will not crack or chip and will last a very long time if treated with care just like any other piece of upholstered furniture.

We were unable to get a full shot of the completed sofa due to a lack of space in our boutique. The photos you see have been taken through our boutique window. This piece draws a lot of attention from the street. Customers are truly amazed that you can paint fabric and achieve this look. The fabric absorbs the paint and it looks fabulous.

Happy painting! There is so much more you can do with Chalk Paint™. Stop on by and pick up a copy of Annie Sloan's new book Colour Recipes. In her new book she talks about painting fabric, dyeing fabric with Chalk Paint™and so much more.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Atelier "Relookez vos meuble" avec Chalk Paint™(peinture à la craie)

Atelier "Relookez vos meuble" avec Chalk Paint™.

Au menu? 4 techniques uniques dont: l'application de deux couleurs, délavée, la rustique, et la technique du craquelée. Maîtrisez l'application de la cire molle d' Annie Sloan et comment poncer pour donner à vos meubles et accessoires un aspect vieilli. Pour une liste complète de leur ateliers visitez leur site web.

Visitez la boutique, soyez inspiré et demander pour des informations sur l'application et les technique de la marque Chalk Paint™.

Piorra Maison est le fier distributeur de Chalk Paint™(Peinture à la Craie) une peinture décorative par Annie Sloan a Montreal au Québec.

Piorra Maison
274 bord du lac,
Pointe-Claire, Québec, H9S 4K9

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Relookez vos Meubles Ateliers - Chalk Paint™ (Peinture à la Craie) par Annie Sloan

Relookez vos Meubles Ateliers - Chalk Paint™ (Peinture à la Craie) par Annie Sloan

Atelier pour débutantes

Apprenez les techniques parfaites pour créer votre style avec Chalk Paint™ (Peinture à la Craie) et les cires molles.

 4 techniques -  Deux couleur,   Délavée Rustique,  Craquelée et maîtriser l'application de la cire molle et comment donner un aspect vieilli... Métamorphoser votre maison en château français!!!

Photo:  Refurbished & Renewed une de nos cliente.

Inscrivez vous dès maintenant pour transformer vos vieux meubles ou vos trouvailles de marché aux puces en trésors du dernier cri que chacun convoitera!

Photo:  Refurbished & Renewed une de nos cliente.

 Heures: 10:30h-15:00h Frais: $199.00 + taxes Inclus: matériaux nécessaires Nous servirons un petit diner, des collations, breuvages et une tonnes de rires! Votre seule tâche est de vous habillez dans votre tenue de peinture!!! DATES 18 mai: 4 espaces 25 mai: 4 espaces 8 juin: 6 espaces 12 juin: 6 espaces 29 juin: 6 espaces

Appelez pour réserver votre place!!!

SVP réservez à l'avance au 514-694-7979

Premier arrivé, premier servi. Espaces limités!

**Tous les Ateliers sont offerts en Français et en Anglais**

Merci Caroline

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Créez le "look" Français avec la Peinture à la Craie Chalk Paint®!!!

Pour la Fête des Mères nous avons une 

promotion spéciale...

Inscrivez-vous à notre atelier le 11 mai et vous pouvez emmener votre mère, soeur ou amie pour vous accompagner.....gratuitement!!!

Créez le "look" Français avec la Peinture à la Craie Chalk Paint®!!! (version courte)

Apprenez 2 techniques pour transformer vos meubles!

11 mai, de 11:30h - 2:30
$99.00 +taxes 
Inclus: matériaux 
Seulement 8 places (SVP réservez à l'avance au 514-694-7979)

Piorra Maison Inc.
Le fière distributeur de Chalk Paint® Peinture à la Craie par Annie Sloan au (Montréal) Québec, Canada. 

274 Bord du lac,
Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec
H7M 2V3


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Imagine the unthinkable - Antique Purses

I have some really interesting things to show you! Imagine the unthinkable.  I have been collecting them for a few years. The unthinkable? Yes... my good friend just moved into a new home and she invited me to dinner. She tells me once I arrive, "I have some things to give you."  The unthinkable happens..she starts opening up sheets of newspaper and behold....Gorgeous, but gorgeous, be still my heart...no not vintage, these are antique purses. I almost died. Each one she showed me was just as exquisite as the one before. One after another of precious beaded and embroidered beauties from the Victorian era.

I did a little research on them. This gorgeous delicate beauty is a Micro Beaded Antique purse from the late Victorian era, skillfully knitted with tiny micro glass beads

An Authentic hand made design from the late 1800's to early 1900. The interior maintains it original fabric lining and gathered trim. Stunning!!!

In such great condition. Here is a close up of the bead tassel. 

 Below a close up of the Bead work. Not one bead missing. 

Now have a look at the next one.  This is a French 1920's silver & gold  glass beaded hand bag.

Even the beige / cream lining is in great condition. Notice the stitching around the frame to hold the beaded portion. Imagine, all these antique purses are hand made. 

No visible beads missing. 

Next beaded beauty. They call these "Beaded Reticule". This is one of the finest beaded reticules I have ever had my hands on dating from the mid-1800"s.

 Usually these beaded purses have deteriorated,  to the point with many holes and with a lot of bead loss due to dry rot.  This one has a beautiful crochet top. In mint condition. 

All of these purses have obviously been cherished and meticulously cared for over the years and is about as close to perfect I have ever seen

Not a bead missing on this one either.

I have a few more to show you but I will save it for another post.

I want to thank my good friend for giving me these gorgeous items that I will cherish for a long time. I am currently repainting my glass cabinet with French Linen Chalk Paint® that usually holds all my precious belongings that I have collected throughout the years. I cannot wait to display these.  I will also try and blog about the small changes in my home...I am trying, I say trying because I really don't get much time to actually do anything around my house...my home has become so neglected. I am going to have to just take the time.

I am also going to try and blog more often just because I miss it and love it!!!! So this is a good start. :)

My quote for today.....

With will one can do anything.
Samuel Smiles