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Welcome paint and up-cycling lovers!


My name is Jody and I have recently taken over the Living Askew shop from the lovely Kat.


Martina and Kat have done an amazing job over the last 9 years as the Newcastle Annie Sloan stockist's and I hope to continue to grow and love this movement as much as they did.


I have always loved and needed to do something creative so when the opportunity arose to become a Annie Sloan stockist I didn't think twice and jumped in with both feet!!


Turning old and used items into something beautiful and new again is amazing. It's good for the soul (and the world!) giving new life to old and wonderful pieces that would otherwise end up in landfill or dust collectors in our garages.


To create something special and hand-painted is a truly wonderful feeling. With Annie Sloan's paint and all the other products that I offer, you can do this with ease, no matter what your experience is. The creative options are endless. 


Annie Sloan was a mother of young children and time-poor, so she created this paint to be able to finish a piece in a day without all the time extensive preparations. Love that!


I myself am a mother of two and have very busy days, but I still have the need to be creative. So when I can paint a piece in a few hours and wax it that same day I feel happy, content and accomplished. Happy days!


The new shop, The Colourful Collective, will be opening it's doors in Carrington, Newcastle on the 15th January 2024. I can't wait to meet you. Let's get creative together!


Jody xx

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