Endless Possibilities… Worldwide!

Melissa, our workshop leader here at Scarlett Ribbon, spent two years helping one of Annie Sloan’s first New Zealand stockists, Lisa Isaac at Papillon. We thought it would be nice to share a few of her favourite pieces from her time away and a little insight into how they were created.

❤️ Olive bathroom shelves with Pure White polka dots…


“This was one of the first pieces I did after discovering that Chalk Paint TM was sold in NZ. I was so excited I wanted to paint everything… Even the bamboo bathroom shelves in our rented accommodation! The base coat was Olive and the Pure White polka dots were applied using a cotton bud (a little trick taught to me by Glynnis, the owner of Scarlett Ribbon!). I knew I couldn’t take them with me when we moved out but those little polka dots made me smile every time I brushed my teeth!”

❤️ Zebidee the Zebra…


“This was one of the final pieces I painted at Papillon before flying home to the UK. We’d been given a pre loved rocking horse and wanted to spruce him up ready for a new home. The base colour was Old Ochre, the stripes Paris Grey and the rocker Graphite. We also braided some twine for his lovely mane. Safe to say he was on his way to a new family in no time!”

❤️ The Ultimate Favourite…”This was a piece Lisa and I couldnt wait to get our hands on! It was loaned to us by the wonderful Marlene with the instructions that it be transformed from it’s original white into something really eye catching! Marlene didn’t mind what we did as long as it was ready in time for her shop opening a few weeks later. Many, many cups of coffee later we unveiled this to Marlene and she absolutely loved it. We had created a four layer effect using a complementary colour scheme and the help of one of Annie Sloan’s wonderful books. Lisa lovingly stripped the handles back to their original colour and… Voilà! We were so happy with ourselves and even happier when Annie Sloan shared the image on her Facebook page!”

The sun has got his hat on…

…hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray!

This bank holiday weekend we’ve had sun, rain and even hail stones..! So while the sun is finally shining this afternoon we thought we’d take a few snaps of our lovely new window. We’ve got lots of bright new stock in and an exciting Annie Sloan Chalk Paint TM delivery on the way… It’s going to be a busy week! X

Wall paint x

Did you know Annie Sloan TM now does wall paint?! Coming in 10 colours it is washable and scrubbable with no prep required. Great coverage with minimal splatter, and is suitable for either brush or roller! It dries in only 40 minutes too!! So so easy to use, and the finish is beautiful….love love love the Paris grey x   

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SiR at Scarlett Ribbon!

We have a very exciting announcement for you all!!

Here at Scarlett Ribbon, we are launching a brilliant new menswear range.

We are now stocking great shirts, t-shirts, jumpers, cufflinks and bow ties for men, with some fabulous socks on the way too!

Our menswear is designed in London and is made with amazing attention to detail!

Our first range, so fitting with the fabulous Lake District, features a mountain theme!

Get yourself down here to check it out!

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Time for tennis!

As the suns shines on Wimbledon, we thought we’d pay a little tribute with the this fabulous window display! Featuring some fabulous tennis inspired prints, yellows and greens, we think this is great companion to the beautiful weather we’re having! All we’re missing is the Strawberries and Cream!

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Join our fabulous team!

Here at Scarlett Ribbon, we are looking for somebody to work 2 days a week, over a Friday and Saturday!

We offer a great rate of pay, a bonus scheme, full training and staff discount!

Drop your CV in the shop today, or give us a ring on 01539447946 for more information!

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What an exciting opportunity….

Here at Scarlett Ribbon we are looking for a new member to join our fabulous team!!

We are looking for someone to work 2 days per week, over Fridays and Saturdays!

Our team members benefit from a great rate of pay, a bonus scheme, staff discount and full training!

If you can see yourself as part of our lovely team, working in the shop, then drop your CV in to us or give us a ring on 015394 47946.

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Collect your old brushes for creating shabby effects!

Upcoming Annie Sloan Workshops


Thanks to Annie Sloan, we are very lucky to provide this wonderful service here, and are the only official workshop providers in The Lake District!.

We provide you with aprons and tools, plus tea or a speciality coffee from our new machine!  So all you have to bring is enthusiasm and a smile!


…Beginners and Advanced courses…


Tuesday 19th May                        Starts at 10am

Thursday 4th June                     Starts at 1.30pm

Friday 12th June                        Starts at 1.30pm

Friday 10th July                        Starts at 1.30pm

Friday 17th July                        Starts at 1.30pm

Friday 7th August                     Starts at 1.30pm

Friday 14th August                   Starts at 1.30pm

(takes approx. 3 hours)


Thursday 4th June                          Starts at 5pm

Friday 10th July                              Starts at 5pm

Friday 7th August                            Starts at 5pm

(Takes approx. 3 hours)

workshops cost £65 per person.

We provide all equipment: Brushes, aprons, paint, plank of wood, tea, coffee and biscuits too!



A detailed introduction to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, wax, and three major paint techniques. This is the perfect learning experience for anyone who wishes to start commission work or just as a hobby! You will be painting on a wooden board provided by us.


Building upon the techniques learnt on the Beginners workshop, this detailed workshop teaches: Decoupage, Stencilling, Gold leaf and Crackle Glaze. You will be painting onto a wooden board provided by us.

                           Both £65 per person or £120 for full day                                 

(Approx 3 hours long, Plus 10% discount off Annie Sloan products on the day)

We do need you to have attended some form of beginners course before being able to join on our advanced course, so that you have knowledge of using the paint. We do require payment in advance to secure your place, this can be done over the phone 015394 47946. 


Just give us a call if you need more information! call us on 015394 47946 or email us oninfo@scarlettribbon.co.uk


The Rabbit and Pigeon

These delightfully transformed pieces started life as very plain indeed! Bright hite trays with a hint of distressing.  

So we decided to give them a make over, using our friend the rabbit and the pigeon! Using a Paris grey wash (Paris grey mixed with water), we then wiped it down with a dry cloth after to create the washed look. A bit of sand paper here and there too if you wish. Decoupaging makes for a wonderfully satisfying project. Print off any image that takes your fancy and stick it on! We used Annie Sloan’s decoupaging glue, but then topped the whole piece with her floor lacquer, for extra protection. 
These are now for sale in the shop for £13.95 x 


Farewell Becky

One of our shop girls, Becky, will be leaving us this coming June! She is moving from The Lake District and heading down south to Henley on Thames with her partner of seven years, Felix. Henley is Felix’s home town, where they both have friends and family waiting!

To follow her on her new adventure and see what she will be doing, click on this link below…


A message from Becky: ‘Working at Scarlett Ribbon has been an absolute dream, never have I been so comfortable and happy in my place of work! The customers are a delight, and I love seeing familiar faces return to us whilst on their holidays in The Lake District. I have had many a joyous conversation with people I have had the pleasure of meeting through working here. I thank you all for the lovely company. I will be bobbing back up to The Lakes every now and again, visiting my mother, sisters, and the rest of the family, and of course to see the beautiful hills, as where I am going it is quite flat, but much warmer, so its a fair compromise!’


 She will be here until the last weekend of May x