Welcome to Flipping with Color! We had the good fortune of attending a workshop by Annie Sloan herself, and fell in love with her Chalk Paint® – and with her! What started out as a summer project to paint our DIY potting bench grew into revitalizing a host of wonderful but worn furniture with colorful Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Since then we’ve discovered and use a variety of quality paints – each appropriate for a different type of project!
You won’t find pieces like ours in local furniture stores or online assemble-it-yourself shops. And we think that’s a good thing. One-of-a-kind hand-painted furniture is our specialty! We select solid wood furniture with good bones that simply needs to be refreshed and reloved to serve another generation. If you like furniture with style, color and whimsy – multiple colors, sophisticated finishes, and creative approaches – please check out our portfolio for a sample of what we’ve done so far.
Flipping with Color is located in Central Iowa and operated by furniture artists Sharon Eklund and Cindy Eaton-Eklund. Our work is available through our website or our Facebook page. You may also see our furniture up close and in person at our booth in The Picker Knows, West Des Moines. Check the finish. Open and shut the drawers. Try it on for size!
We also are privileged to do custom work for clients. Whether you have your own piece of furniture that you would like repainted, or prefer to pick something from our unfinished inventory, we pride ourselves in painting a piece to your specifications. If you’d like, we are happy to suggest color choices and finishes based on other decor in your home.
Our most recent endeavor is to stock Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint in our booth and online. We love this clay-based paint, and we are honored to be the only distributor for DIY Paint in the Des Moines area. It especially appeals to us because of its versatility, its wonderful color palette, and its safe and environmentally friendly production process. If you’d like to try painting a project on your own, we highly suggest DIY Paint and would be happy to provide advice on how to use it properly!
Flipping with Color is proud to have been accepted as a member of The Artisan Markets, a worldwide group featuring high-quality, beautifully finished furniture pieces for your home created by juried artisans.