Courses at The Cat's Whiskers 45, Kingsbury Street. (Behind the Town Hall)

The Cat's Whiskers has been supplying  Chalk Paint ™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan from our Marlborough shop since 2011. We are now running  Chalk Paint ™ Techniques Courses in our workshop at the Cat's Whiskers, to enable our customers to get the best out of this wonderful paint.

We provide all paints and waxes, tools and aprons, tea, coffee and biscuits, and a light lunch, and will give you 10% off everything you buy at the shop on the day of the course. We will also give you a Privilege Card which entitles you to 10% off  paint, wax, brushes and books bought from the Cat's Whiskers - forever! Additionally, every time somebody books one of our courses on your recommendation you will both receive a small pot (100ml) of paint. The more people you recruit the more paint we will give you to play with!

You are asked to bring a small piece of furniture which you will be able to transform in the second part of the course, using the techniques you will have learnt in the first part of the course. Alternatively, why not have your own private paint party? If you get a minimum of four people together we'll run a private Paint Techniques course for you on a day of your choice, and throw in a free bottle of wine, in addition to the benefits mentioned above. Ideal for a range of celebrations!

There will be a maximum of six people on each course, to allow for lots of individual attention, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Booking and payments can be taken in the shop or over the phone. 

For phone booking or any further information please call Sue on 01672 511577.

Additional reading: Wiltshire Life Article

Annie Sloan Comments

Julie - Marlborough

Hiya Sue

I had a lovely day on at the Annie Sloan course on Sunday and I'm really really pleased with my little cupboard. Thank you both for your enthusiasm and passion and fun. I am scouring every nook and cranny now for other projects.

Torill - Marlborough

Dear Sue and Dave,

Thank you for a great day at the Annie Sloan course on Sunday, something completly different and creative! Each person on the course painted a piece of their own furniture, with tuition from Dave who guided us in the different techniques in painting with Annie Sloan paints, then left us to our own inspiration's. They all looked good, all very different, it was a fun day too, with lunch included, most of us on the chalk paint course had never painted anything before, but it is quite addictive and I am sure we will be painting again. 
Many thanks, Torill x

Imogen - Marlborough


I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed the Annie Sloan course on Wednesday. It was great to be able to experiment with all the different paint colours in such a relaxed environment as well as be able to 
ask all the questions I'd been saving up! Please pass on my thanks to Dave. I hope this message finds you well. 
With kind regards,

Allen - Marlborough

I really enjoyed the Annie Sloan Paint Workshop on Sunday. My newly painted furniture looks fantastic in the living room. I'll definitely be popping back into the Marlborough Furniture Shop for some additional furniture to practice my new painting Skills.

Thanks Again,