Free Workshop Oct. 19th: Using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® to upcycle, restore and revive



This Sunday, Bahia Akerele, an Annie Sloan stockist and retailer, will do live demonstrations of transforming pieces one can find at Community Forklift without sanding or stripping or priming the piece.

Participants will learn the many ways to use this decorative paint and how to use clear and dark wax to finish off their project. Chalk Paint is NO VOC and the perfect accompaniment to a re-purposed lifestyle. Come with your questions and stories to share!

When: Sunday, October 19th 12pm-1pm
Where: Community Forklift Warehouse


Bahia Akerele is the owner of On the Purple Couch, LLC located in Kensington’s antique district right outside DC off of Connecticut Ave. In 2012 Bahia opened On the Purple Couch and became the exclusive retailer for Annie Sloan in Silver Spring, Kensington and parts of Montgomery county.

Since then Bahia has taught over 200 people in the DMV, in a variety of classes and workshops, how to re-purpose and reuse what they have collected through upcycling and more.

On the Purple Couch, A Place to Create is located minutes outside of DC in Kensington MD at 4228 Howard Ave. Kensington MD



Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive

Edmonston, MD 20781
Mon & Tues: 10am-6pm Weds: 10am-7pm Thurs & Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm